Short Term Exchange - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) (July)

Short Term Exchange - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) (July)

The Amsterdam Summer School of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers interactive courses which are available on a Study Abroad (Fee-paying). The courses are designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study. You will participate in engaging discussions with a unique group of peers, from all parts of the world. All courses include built-in excursions to museums and institutes such as the Anne Frank House and the International Criminal Court. This extends the learning beyond the classroom and enhances the courses' practical applicability. Personal guidance by your instructors, all excellent professors at VU Amsterdam, and a stimulating cultural environment provide a meaningful and lasting experience.

Country: Netherlands 
Program Dates: 8 July 2017 - 5 August 2017 
Application Deadline: 26 February 2017
Type of program: Short Term Exchange 
Length of program: 4 weeks 
Language of Instruction: English 
Accommodation: The Amsterdam Summer School offers three housing options, both on and off campus (note: from today 22 March, no university housing available anymore). All housing is arranged from Saturday to Saturday, so 14 nights. Please note that all locations have mixed hallways. Please refer to the accommodation website
Course Details: Students can take a variety of courses offer in the summer school. Students will apply for RPL on their return to gain credit for the completed units. Current MQ approvals: Empirical Legal Studies: An Introduction to Social Science Research Methods + Crime in Numbers: From Correlation to Causation = SOC224, Decolonizing Europe: History, Memory, Redress + The Heart of Capitalism, Amsterdam from 1600‐present = 200 level unspecified Arts,  Hands‐on anthropology and collaborative storytelling + The Heart of Capitalism, Amsterdam from 1600‐present = 200 level unspecified Arts. For more information please refer to this website.
Academic Advice: All students looking to apply for a program should seek Academic Advice with the relevant Department or Faculty.

Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible for this program, you must: 

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application
  • Enough credit points remaining to complete the program
  • Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy

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 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 Macqaurie 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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