Short-Term (Includes J-Term, May Term and Non-Summer Intensive Months)
Business & Economics
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Join VU Amsterdam’s prestigious School of Business and Economics for a semester. You’ll choose from a wide range of English-taught courses in Economics, Management, Marketing, Accounting, and Finance. CEA students are integrated directly with degree-seeking international and Dutch students. This program is offered in Fall, Spring, and the Spring-Extended semesters.
Study in the model city for engineering and urban planning. Immerse yourself in a world of cutting edge technology and data that works to improve city services and environmental sustainability. With the STEM in Amsterdam program, you can dive into courses in the Faculty of Science and choose from a list of about 100 courses in English. Study Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Health Sciences, Geology, Environmental Sciences, and more. Many courses even include a laboratory component, so be sure to check the course descriptions for details. CEA students are integrated directly with degree-seeking international and Dutch students. This program is offered in Fall, Spring, and the Spring-Extended semesters.
CEA students in the Social Sciences & Humanities program will select from almost 100 courses in English. Subjects include English Language & Literature, Sociology, Political Science, Law, History, Humanities, Film Studies, Media Studies, Art History, Philosophy, International Relations, Communication, Anthropology, and Psychology. CEA students are integrated directly with degree-seeking international and Dutch students. This program is offered in Fall, Spring, and the Spring-Extended semesters.
If you are undecided about your major or career path or if you are interested in exploring a totally new subject in depth from a variety of perspectives, the Interdisciplinary Studies program is for you! Called “Minor Programmes” by VU Amsterdam, our Interdisciplinary Studies program allows you both freedom to choose your theme and the guarantee that no classes will overlap. You select from a set combination of courses in a specific field. See Program Structure section for available Program Tracks. Only offered in the Fall semester.
Take excellence to the next level by digging into the advanced academics that VU Amsterdam has to offer. This highly competitive program, available only in the Spring semester, allows you to complement your coursework with honors courses from a variety of themes. Honors courses are interdisciplinary, small seminar-style courses which emphasize student discussion. You'll study alongside degree-seeking international and Dutch students for an integrated experience. A Spring-Extended option is available for students who want to earn additional credits.