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VU University Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Housing Options:||Apartment, Dormitory, Independent||Areas of Study:||Accounting, Anthropology, Business|
|Class Status:||2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-graduate student, 6-other||Program Type:||study abroad|
VU University Amsterdam is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (or Holland). Amsterdam is home to a wide variety of museums and the canals provide a beautiful backdrop to a bike ride around the city. VU provides an orientation upon arrival, student support throughout the semester, help in finding housing, etc.
COURSES AND CREDITS
Courses are taught in English and are available in many disciplines. Dutch language is available for interested students. Students take 1-2 courses per period and then enroll in 1-2 courses for the next period. A semester is generally 5 months long, or 3 - 4 periods.
All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students. Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students). Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad. All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale. There is no Pass/Fail.
Both on and off-campus student housing is available, and VU assists students with finding and securing housing. Visit the housing link to learn more.
For the VU University Amsterdam exchange, students are responsible for paying:
- Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
- UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
- Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
- Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.
In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs. All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad. Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.
For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND LINKS
Call 662-915-1508 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
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