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

I am a VU Amsterdam student and want to follow a minor at VU Amsterdam.

Please note: If you're not a VU Amsterdam student, please check the information for non VU Amsterdam students.

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

As a VU Amsterdam student you can choose for:

  • a minor within your own field at your own faculty; 
  • a minor in another field at another faculty of VU Amsterdam;
  • a minor at another university.

You can choose a broadening or an in-depth minor. With a broadening minor (a university minor) you will gain knowledge in a broader context and look beyond the boundaries of your own study programme. With an in-depth minor you can further specialise within your study programme.

Want to follow a minor at VU Amsterdam?

You can choose from more than 110 minors

View our minors offer!

Minor at your faculty

  1. Go to the registration module.
  2. Select the minor you would like to follow.
  3. Register for the minor courses via the ‘Pre-selected courses’ tab.

Please note! Only if you have selected a minor (or as soon as the necessary permission has been granted), the courses from this minor will be shown per period. You must register separately for each period in which a minor course is offered. If you select a minor for which approval is required, a form will automatically appear to request this approval from the Examination Board.

Minor at a different faculty

  1. Go to the registration module.
  2. Select the corresponding minor courses via ‘Extracurricular courses’.
  3. Choose to ‘register’ and then for the ‘all courses’ tab. There you will find the courses via ‘search in extracurricular’.

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

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!
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Do you have any questions?

Please contact the Student Desk.

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