Prospective students

Studying at VU University Amsterdam means looking further. Whatever your subject area, at VU University you will look further than knowledge alone. Further than what is immediately apparent. Further than the limits of your study programme. It means studying with an open mind. It means looking at society and what happens there.

Help in choosing a study programme

VU University Amsterdam regularly organizes open days to help you choose the right course to study. Also, we are frequently present at international education fairs around the world.

Check out the Orientation Days

International Students Services

  • When you apply: your faculty‚Äôs International Student Advisor (ISA) will help you with the application procedure, admissions process, possible scholarship applications and any other information you may need related to your study.
  • When you are admitted: the Services team of the International Office will assist you with finding accommodation and applying for a visa and/or residence permit (if applicable).
  • When you arrive: VU International Office will organize an introduction week for international students in August consisting of arrival days, in which you can arrange all kinds of practical matters, and can participate in social events and an intercultural programme.
  • During your studies: the Career Service will organize various events such as the annual career event and CV workshops, interview trainings and meet & greets with companies. There are Q&A sessions throughout the academic year, and we have student counsellors and a student desk which you can approach with any specific questions you may have. Guidance and support are offered to students with a disability.


For information contact the International Student Advisors (ISA) for the Bachelor's programme or the Master's programme of your choice.