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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English GPA: 3.0
Housing Option: Hostel, Hotel, Student Residence Hall, University Guest House Academic Standing: Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Type: BGSU Exchange Program
Program Description:
BGSU Summer in Amsterdam Exchange
VU Amsterdam Exchange Program
During July and August VU Amsterdam offers 3 sessions of 2-week courses. Sessions can be combined to create a 4 or 6-week programme. Most courses are multi-disciplinary and are taught at various levels, from Bachelor to Master. The programme is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students as well as for PhD staff and professionals. The following entry requirements are set:

Bachelor: at least enrolled in 1st year of Bachelor studies
Advanced Bachelor: at least enrolled in 2nd year of Bachelor studies
Master: at least enrolled in final year of Bachelor studies - professionals need to have a Bachelor diploma

Hear what some alumni have to say about VU Amsterdam’s programs:

VU University is located in Amsterdam, the most populous city in the Netherlands, which is culturally rich and bustling.  The University is located 15 minutes from the center of the city, which is home to 50+ museums.

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.  

All courses will be taught in English.

Big Data in Society
Buddhism and Psychology
Creativity and Innovation (with Cardiff University)
Data Analysis in R
Decolonizing Europe: History, Memory, Redress (with Brown University)
Discover the Dutch
Empirical Research Methods for Legal Studies
Global Health
Hands-on Anthropology: Role of the Ethnographer
Fintech and Emerging Financing Models in a Dynamic World
Foundations of International Business
International Criminal Justice
Nature and Nurture: Twin Research and Human Genetics
Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Lab to Patient and Back
Qualitative Health (Education) Research
The Economics of Urbanization
The Global Energy Transition in a Fossil World
Big Ideas in Computer Science
Data Analysis in R
Discover the Dutch: Language and Culture
Feeding the Billions: Challenges and Innovation in Food and Water Security
Hands-on Anthropology and Ethnographic Storytelling
Human Movement Analysis
New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship
Organizational Behaviour Management
Programming in Python
Single-Cell Technologies in Life Sciences
The Beautiful Mind: Global Perceptions of Mental Health
The Heart of Capitalism: Amsterdam 1600-Present
Wildlife Crime Analysis
Big Data Management and Analysis in Linux
Essential Academic English (B2)
Foundations of Strategy: How to Succeed as a Strategist
Governing Climate Change: Theory and Practice
New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship
Operations Research: A Mathematical Way to Optimize Your World
Minding Music, Making Sound
Transnational Policing, Security and Justice

Social program excursions are available throughout all sessions. You can read more about social programming here:

Accommodation is available (but not mandatory) through the university. Click here for more information: 

Housing costs will be paid directly to the provider. 

Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad. If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad.  For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Candice Moser

In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE.

The tuition fee of a two-week course is €1150. 

The tuition fee includes:
Airport pick-up service
Course excursions
Orientation program
On-site support and 24/7 emergency assistance 
A transcript of records after completing the course

**Not included are:
The social programme
Costs for accommodation
Travel and living expenses

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers the following discounts:
Early Bird Discount* 
€150 discount for all students who apply for 1 course and pay before 15 March, 23.59 CET
Partner Discount*         
All students from partner universities of VU Amsterdam receive €250 discount on the tuition fee 
Combination Discount   
€200 discount when you apply for 2 courses, €300 when you apply for 3 courses
* Early Bird Discount cannot be combined with other discounts.

Exchange Programs---Students participating in BGSU exchange programs will pay their tuition and fees as if they were studying at Bowling Green State University. Students are responsible for their own housing, room and board, health insurance, and incidental expenses.  

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition & Fees BGSU Tuition and Fees  can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. (Undergraduate, Graduate, In State and Out of State)
Education Abroad Fee $50
Program Fee (includes airport pick-up/drop off, course excursions, orientation program/welcome gift, on-site support and 24/7 emergency assistance, transcripts)


All students from partner universities of VU Amsterdam receive €250 discount on the tuition fee 
Combination Discount   
€200 discount when you apply for 2 courses, €300 when you apply for 3 courses
Early Bird Discount* 
€150 discount for all students who apply for 1 course and pay before 15 March, 23.59 CET
International Health Insurance BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
International Airfare $1400
Meals $500-$1000 
Personal Expenses $1000
Social Program/Excursions CLICK HERE
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 


Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
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