The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study.

In a class with a maximum of 25 students, you will engage in discussions with a unique group of peers, from all parts of the world.

Fields of study

  • Information technology 
  • Religion
  • Psychology
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • History
  • Health sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Finance
  • International business
  • Criminology
  • Biological sciences
  • Economics
  • Environmental sciences
  • Computer science
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Food science
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Law
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • International relations

Find more information regarding specific courses on the VU International website.

Credit Equivalent

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 6 ECTS across sessions 1 and 2 (pending UQ faculty approval - see Courses tab for more information).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experience team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the host program for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by VU international.

Block 2 impacts on UQ semester 2 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

 Apply to UQ Apply to host

UQ Students can choose to participate in session 1, or sessions 1 and 2 combined. Session 2 cannot be studied independently from Session 1

Session 1
  • Start date: 04 July 2020
  • End date: 18 July 2020
  • Credit: For credit​ and Not for credit
Sessions 1 & 2
  • Start date: 18 July 2020
  • End date: 01 August 2020
  • Credit: For credit only


Program tuition is approximately $1,900 AUD per course. More information regarding program fees can be found on the VU international website. UQ students may be eligible for a program discount. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program for an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the VU international website.

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

Vrije University Course BEL Faculty Assessment
Organisational Behaviour Management (3 ECTS/Session 1) AND Corporate Leadership (3 ECTS/Session 2)

Credit towards MGTS7810 Leading People and Teams:

Creativity and Innovation (Session 1) and Another course from Session 2 of your choice

Credit towards TIMS7811 Innovation Leadership

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 01 May 2020

Program Dates

See 'Courses' tab for various session dates.

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Credit: See 'Courses' tab for more info
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.