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Amsterdam Summerschool

Amsterdam Summer School

The Amsterdam Summer School offers small-scale courses in a wide range of disciplines. The courses are taught by excellent academics, all connected to VU University Amsterdam. Participating in the Amsterdam Summer School will give you a great opportunity to further develop your academic career. You will study together with a diverse group of peers, while spending time in an academically inspiring and cultural environment.

The courses will include excursions to a museum or institute, such as the Anne Frank House and the International Criminal Court. Different types of housing are available for all students. We are proud of our high student satisfaction: the Amsterdam Summer School has been credited by its students with an average score of 8 out of 10. 

The Amsterdam Summer School has twenty scholarships of €500 available for highly motivated students. Students of our partner universities receive a discount of €250 (not to be combined with the scholarship).


You can choose courses from a wide range of fields, varying from Arts & Humanities to Human Health & Life Sciences and everything in between.


Furnished accommodation is available for students. Typically you will have a single room and share your kitchen and bathroom with other students.

How to apply

You can apply through our easy to use online application system, which will take you through the procedure step by step.

Fees & Scholarships

The tuition fees vary depending on the courses you choose. An early bird discount is available before 1 March. We offer a scholarship for excellent students and a discount for students from partner universities.
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