Vrije University of Amsterdam


Which programmes can I study at Vrije University Amsterdam and when?

American Studies BA:
2nd Year Semester 1

History BA
2nd Year Semester 1

War Studies BA
2nd Year Semester 1

English Literature BA
2nd Year Semester 1

Creative Writing BA:
2nd Year Semester 1
(*Please note this institution has limited/no specific module offerings in Creative Writing, so students should be prepared to take modules in English Literature.)

Media BA
2nd Year Semester 1 
2nd Year Semester 2 
2nd Year Full Year


Academic Information

Number of credits required: 27-30 ECTS (European) credits per semester; 54-60 ECTS per year


Academic Calendar 19/20

Semester 1: 17th August until 31st January

Semester 2: 31st January until 26th June

More detailed academic dates 


Erasmus+ Grant 2019-20

€370 per month for all students

€120 per month top up for UK students from households with an annual income of less than £25,000

An additional Erasmus+ Special Needs Grant is available if you have a disability or special needs and wish to study abroad where participation would not be possible without extra financial support.


Accommodation abroad

The International Office offers accommodation to participants. There are furnished rooms with private or shared facilities. The number of rooms available is limited so they cannot guarantee accommodation for every student, but the International Office will do its utmost best to find suitable accommodation for everyone. 

Once your application has been accepted and you have confirmed your participation, you will be able to apply for accommodation in VUnet. Accommodation will be assigned based on a first paid, first serve system.

Please see accommodation for exchange students for more infomation 


Accommodation in York (Semester exchange)

York St John University accommodation is guaranteed for the semester you are not abroad.



Home/EU students: No visa required
International students: Please contact your Embassy for details

Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after you intend to return.


European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

You are required to obtain an EHIC before your departure. More information on the NHS website


More Information

Vrije University Amsterdam website

VU support services factsheet

Study abroad ambassadors:

Oscar Williams, English literature, oscar.williams@yorksj.ac.uk

Sophie Everitt, History, sophie.everitt@yorksj.ac.uk 

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