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

  • Anthropology
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology

UQ Students can choose to participate in session 1 combined with session 2a or session 2b. Session 2a or session 2b cannot be studied independently from session 1.

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

Credit Equivalent

5-6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 5-6 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 Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage 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.

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. Tuition for the program will cost approximately $1,000 - $1,500 AUD per course.

Accommodation and additional fees may apply. UQ students may be eligible for a program discount. 

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website


Accommodation is not included in the program fee. Participants are required to organize and book their own accommodation. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the VU international website.


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 

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 CourseBEL Faculty Assessment
Organisational Behaviour Management (Session 1) + The Moral Organisation (Session 2a)

MGTS7810 Leading People and Teams

Creativity and Innovation (Session 1) + Another course from the following Session 2 courses: 

  • Environmental Justice in Theory and Practice (Session 2b)
  • New Venture Creation in the Amsterdam Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (Session 2a)
  • The Moral Organisation (Session 2a)
TIMS7811 Innovation Leadership

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 21 April 2023
Host: 1 May 2023

Program Dates

Session 1
Start: 1 July 2023
End: 15 July 2023

Session 2a*
Start: 16 July 2023
End: 30 July 2023

Session 2b
Start: 16 July 2023
End: 23 July 2023

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands (In-person)
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
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.