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Study abroad in Amsterdam for the educational adventure of a lifetime. The city’s heritage of world-class institutions and rich culture make it the perfect place to spend your semester abroad.
Imagine learning not only while you’re sitting in class, but also while exploring the Van Gogh Museum, trying your first Stroopwafel, or on a bike ride for daily errands. This is what it's like to study abroad in the Netherlands!
With IES Abroad, you'll take learning outside the classroom as you visit world-famous sites and immerse yourself in the relaxed and progressive culture of the Netherlands. To top it all off, our excursions take you throughout the region to explore sites such as the vibrant countryside tulip fields and the stately streets of The Hague.
- Participate in field trips to Maastricht, Rotterdam, and more.
- To help you feel at home and safe in the Netherlands, we offer well-located, comfortable housing for all students because we know securing housing independently can be challenging.
- Choose an experience that fits your needs, either by directly enrolling at a university in Amsterdam or studying at our IES Abroad Amsterdam Center with students from across the U.S.
- You’ll have an individual IES Abroad Program Advisor to guide you before your study abroad adventure. From visa requirements to travel details, they are your #1 resource for preparing to study abroad.
- IES Abroad gives $5 million in scholarships and aid
IES Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid
As far as we're concerned, financial limitations shouldn't prevent you from studying abroad with us. That's why we offer more than $5 million in scholarships and aid.
Choose from a variety of Business and Economics courses at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Located in Amsterdam’s business district, the School of Economics & Business Administration offers courses in Business Information Systems, Finance, International Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Organization Theory, and many other topics. You can supplement your studies at VU with an IES Abroad course taught at the Center in Art History, Art, Cultural Studies, Dutch, or Gender Studies.
Hosted at the VU University Amsterdam (VU), you'll enroll in a core course on law and three to four law or criminology-related courses and live on the VU campus. Observe some of Europe’s most progressive laws in action, and speak with experts who can put them in context. And from field trips to places like Rotterdam, Maastricht, or the Island of Texel to field study visits in and around Amsterdam, you’ll gain valuable insight into what you’re learning in the classroom.
With strong course offerings in psychology and the sciences, you’ll find a variety of English-taught courses at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) to apply to your major. From Experimental Cell Biology to The History and Philosophy of Psychology, you can dive further into your major. You'll also have the option to supplement your studies beyond psychology and the sciences with IES Abroad courses, such as Dutch language and culture, sexuality and gender, studio art, art history, and research.
Take advantage of Amsterdam's unique balance of history and contemporary culture, and structure your studies at the prestigious Universiteit van Amsterdam and at the IES Abroad Center. Study Amsterdam’s past as you explore the city’s historic landmarks, such as Anne Frank’s home, the Rembrandt House, or the Van Gogh museum. You will also have the opportunity to study the future of the Netherlands as you learn about the country’s forward-thinking public policies.
As a Music student, you’ll flourish in the thriving arts environment of Amsterdam. Enrolling in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the largest music conservatory in the Netherlands, integrates you fully into a specialized institution where you study with other students who are dedicated to the study of music. If you wish to study at the CvA, you should be a strong Performance, Composition, or Theory major with the intention to become a professional musician, music scholar, or composer.