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Minor within electives

Last updated on 16 June 2021

If your study programme has electives, you can participate in education that is not part of your own study programme. You can fill the elective space with (a combination of):

You follow a minor if you want to delve into a specific field. It is a programme with courses on one subject.

Before you sign up for a minor, it is wise to orient yourself well. In addition, it is useful to find out whether you need permission to take the minor. The rules may differ per faculty or per study programme. Below you will find the links to that information.

If you are looking for the complete range of minors at VU Amsterdam, go to


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