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How do I apply for a minor? (non VU Amsterdam student)

I am not a VU Amsterdam student and want to follow a minor at VU Amsterdam.

Would you like to follow a minor at VU Amsterdam? Before you register, first check the minors overview for the admission requirements per minor.

How to apply?

Are you not a VU Amsterdam student and want to follow a minor at VU Amsterdam?
In that case you should apply through this link as a secondary course student. You can then enrol for one or multiple courses at VU Amsterdam. You do not need to apply through Studielink (as for complete study programmes). 

Please note: You need to be a student at another Dutch educational institution in order to follow secondary subjects at VU Amsterdam. You can contact the Student Desk for questions about your application.

Are you not a student of another Dutch educational institution and interested in following courses at the VU Amsterdam? Please check if the course(s) you are interested in are open for contract education. With this you pay tuition fees per ECT. More information regarding contract education can be found here.

Are you an Exchange student or a Semester in Amsterdam student?
The International Office is responsible for the approval and to registrate for the courses. For more information do contact the Incoming Exchange Team or the Semester in Amsterdam Team.

Make sure that you complete your application for the courses on time!
Read more about registration for courses and exams.

Want to follow a minor at VU Amsterdam?

You can choose from more than 110 minors

View our minors offer!

VU Minor Market

VU Minor Market

You might be looking for something that dovetails with your degree programme, or maybe you’d like to take a look behind the scenes of another academic field. Perhaps you need to take a minor as a prerequisite for a Master’s programme.

At VU Amsterdam you will always find a minor that suits your needs and interests.

Visit the VU Minor Market!
a face shaped by a variety of social themes

Do you have any questions?

Please contact the Student Desk.

If you have questions about the tuition fee, Studielink or your personal dashboard on, please contact the Student Desk:, stating your student number.

Send a message via online chat (Mon – Fri: 10:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 16:00). 

Call +31 (0)20 59 85020 (Mon – Fri: 10:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 16:00). 

Are you currently a VU student? Ask your question via the question form (log in with your VUnetID)