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Amsterdam Summerschool

Amsterdam Summer School

The Amsterdam Summer School of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers interactive small-scale courses (max. 25 students). The courses are designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study. You will participate in engaging discussions with a unique group of peers, from all parts of the world.

All courses include built-in excursions to museums and institutes such as the Anne Frank House and the International Criminal Court. This extends the learning beyond the classroom and enhances the courses' practical applicability. Personal guidance by your instructors, all excellent professors at VU Amsterdam, and a stimulating cultural environment provide a meaningful and lasting experience.

Various housing options are available to 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 8.5 out of 10. Be aware:

  • Early Bird Discount of €150 available for anyone who applies and pays before 15 March.
  • Students of our partner universities receive a discount of €250.


Choose from a wide range of interactive small-scale courses (max. 25 students), designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study.

Student Experiences

Inform yourself even better by reading the experiences of previous Amsterdam Summer School students.

How to Apply

Applying is easy with our user friendly online application form, which takes you through the procedure step by step.

Fees and Scholarships

Need financial help? We have an early bird discount and a discount for students from partner universities. Besides that we offer 10 scholarships that cover a full tuition fee.
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