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Studying abroad

During your degree programme, you have the opportunity to study abroad. As an exchange student, you will study at a VU Amsterdam partner university for a semester.

This is a unique academic challenge during which you will live and study in an international environment. It is a guaranteed boost for your career and personal development! All in all, an unforgettable experience during your studies! 

Are you a second year bachelor student or a master student and would you like to know more about studying abroad? Each November, we organize our Study Abroad Weeks in which we will share plenty of information about studying abroad. Did you miss this year's Study Abroad Weeks? Please read all the information on this website carefully and reach out to us via email ( 

If you would like to go abroad for a shorter time, take a look at or Aurora courses or Summer Schools below. If you would like to spend your time abroad in a different way, please take a look at these other possibilities abroad.

Outgoing Student Exchange Team

+31 (0)20 59 85745 (between 10:00 - 12:00, Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Please note: due to the holiday period you will not be able to reach us by phone in the week of 22-26 July. 

Do you have a question? Mail us!

Consultation hour (walk-in, no appointment required):
Every Tuesday between 12:30 - 13:30 in the Global Room (HG-1A36). Please note: There will be no consultation hour on Tuesday, 23 July. 

Emergency number for VU exchange students abroad: +31 (0) 20 6444117. This is the VU-wide emergency number. Emergencies for example include natural disasters, assault and (mental) health issues.