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Studying in Amsterdam

Welcome to the University of Amsterdam

Welcome to our summer school community! Learn more about what it is like to be a summer school student and about studying in Amsterdam. Get to know more about Amsterdam through one of our thematic video tours, listen to our podcast, or read about the student experience first-hand from our alumni. Every year we welcome hundreds of students from around the world to our summer school. Current students and working professionals come to Amsterdam looking for an international experience with open-minded and curious people.

Amsterdam: a truly global city

Whether you're joining us from Toronto or Tbilisi, New York or New Delhi, St. Petersburg or Sao Paolo, Amsterdam is the place for you. As one of the most diverse cities in the world, you'll find something new and exciting on every corner, and around the bend of every canal, but with all of the comforts of home. When you study with us, you won't be in a bubble. Thanks to our truly international classrooms, we bring together students from over 70 different countries every summer to one of the planet's most international cities.

Get to know us and our city

Studying in a summer school in Amsterdam brings out the best that the city has to offer. By using the city as a living laboratory to explore some of today's most pressing topics, participants dive right into academic life in the city. Curious to get to know more about studying with us? Take a video tour of Amsterdam's sensescapes, discover the impact of the city's trees, and introduce yourself to important topics with our academic directors. 

Amsterdam's academic hub

The UvA is a leading international research university, with five faculties and over 30,000 students. The UvA is a diverse community of students and researchers, with critical thinking and pursuit of knowledge at its core. And more importantly, it’s a lively academic community with close ties to the city, as well as the people and organisations that call it home.With programmes in almost every conceivable subject at many different levels, many of them in English, the University of Amsterdam is the ideal environment for study. 

Start - or continue - your academic career now and pursue a degree programme in Amsterdam. We offer for-credit, high-quality, academically challenging programmes that don’t shy away from seeking answers to important questions. Our interdisciplinary programmes draw on current themes of social importance and relevance. We are also proud to offer a variety of scholarships for many of our programmes. Read the eligibility requirements and submit an application today!

From our alumni

Summer school is more than just a study-abroad opportunity: it is a short, intensive, and exciting experience that brings people together to tackle topics they are passionate about. We are proud to welcome participants from every corner of the globe and from all walks of life. So whether you are a current university student, a professional looking for a tune-up, or a lifelong learner, there is a bound to be a programme for you.