The School of Business and Economics welcomes (International) Students!

Even though these are uncertain times, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is committed to engaging fully with the delivery of our education programmes. Throughout these current challenges, we have ensured continuity of all our programmes and we will continue to do so for our programmes starting September. Thinking about studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam? That is still very much possible!

Are you an international student thinking of following a programme at VU Amsterdam?

In September, our academic year will start just like every year. We are planning for this to be on campus, but have contingencies for online activities in place. International students represent a large and thriving student body at the School of Business and Economics. As with any study travel abroad, you may have uncertainties as an international student, regarding visa, housing, studying, finances, healthcare provision. We look forward to welcoming you and will support you in your studies and beyond.

Do you have any questions as a prospective international student?

Please ask and do not be afraid to do so! Our International Office is very experienced and can help you with a lot of questions you might have. The International Office is ready for you to contact them at:

We have created a page for prospective students with the most Frequently Asked Questions.

Want to know more about a specific programme?

Stay tuned for online taster activities and sessions!

Interested in the programmes The School of Business and Economics has to offer?
Find our Bachelor programmes here.

Find our Master programmes here.

How about deadlines, etc?

We have extended our deadlines for all programmes, both Bachelor and Master.*

Bachelor’s programmes

The application deadline for EU/EEA students has been extended from 1 May to 1 June.
The application deadline for non-EU/EEA students has been extended from 1 April to 1 May.

Master’s programmes

The application deadline for non-EU/EEA students has been extended from 1 April to 1 May.
The application deadline for EU/EEA students remains unchanged (1 June)

If you have any other questions regarding applying and admission, we refer you again to the Frequently Asked Questions Page.

*Please note that on some programme pages the new deadlines might not be updated yet. However, the dates above are the correct ones.

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