Short Term Study Abroad- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) (July)

Short Term Study Abroad- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) (July)

Founded in 1880, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) is an internationally renowned research university, located in lively and multicultural Amsterdam, the city with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands.

The Amsterdam Summer School at VU Amsterdam offers interactive courses in cognitive science, psychology and human sciences which include excursions to museums and institutes related to the course content, such as visiting the Anne Frank House and the International Criminal Court.

Each courses will accept up to 5 MQ students, so please indicate which courses you want to take if you wish to apply.


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Type of Program

Short Term Study Abroad (Fee Paying)

Level of Study


Postgraduate Law only

Length of Program

4 weeks (2 courses)

Program Dates

Session 1: 6 July to 20 July, 2019

Session 2: 20 July to 3 August, 2019

Please note that all courses are offered full-time, therefore you can only take one course per session. To complete 2 courses (which are equivalent to 1 MQ unit), you will need to attend both Session 1 and Session 2, therefore may missing out the first week of Session 2, 2019 at Macquarie. Please check your unit requirement or consult with your course coordinator to see if it is OK to do so.

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Program fees

The tuition fee for each course is €1,150. Students need to enrol in 2 courses at VU to receive credits for 1 MQ unit.

MQ students will receive a discount totalled at €450.

Accommodation is about €550 per session (2 weeks).

Total study cost (tuition plus accommodation) is estimated to be €3,000.

Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Please visit the program website for all the course information and only choose the courses that are approved by MQ.

The final approval list (2019) is here.


VU Amsterdam Summer School offers four different accommodation options. Room allocation will be based on the session(s) you attend.

Program Website

Summer School Program Website

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following:

  • Macquarie Abroad General Eligibility Criteria
  • Nomination from Macquarie University
  • English language proficiency for non-native speakers
  • Review the course information and restricted courses to check it is suitable for your degree progression at Macquarie University

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange and study abroad programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Logistics Fees:  See host university website for fees

Acceptance: Acceptance into the Macquarie program does not guarantee acceptance into Amsterdam Summer School of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: As a study abroad student you pay tuition fees to host university. As such, you will not be enrolled at Macquarie for the duration of your overseas studies. Program cost are listed on the host university website. You must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Study a Short Term Exchange program in Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) (July) for 2 weeks, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) (July) is located in Netherlands

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