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Vrije University

  • Vrije University
  • Vrije University
  • Vrije University
  • Vrije University
  • Vrije University
  • Vrije University
  • Vrije University
  • Vrije University
  • Vrije University
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam)

was founded in 1880. It was built as an independent university, free from interference by either church or state. In the 1960s the university became primarily state-funded and has since welcomed people from a rich diversity of cultural backgrounds and religious faiths. Ever since 1880, the university has continued to expand. It now comprises nine faculties and hosts more than 15,000 Bachelor’s and almost 11,500 Master’s students. VU Amsterdam has over 4,500 employees (3,500 FTE), and more than 20% of its academic staff has an international background. The male-female ratio is evenly distributed. The teaching and research programs cover a broad spectrum of disciplines, from the Humanities to the Sciences and from Medicine to Theology. This university is suitable for students to study social issues in the Netherlands, Digital Innovation, Urban Planning and Real Estate, and Economics.

Program:Student Exchange
1 Semester
Minimum GPA:
Tuition fee:
Depends on OIA
Minimum IELTS:
6.5 overall, no band under 5.5
Living cost:
EUR 915 – 1.460/ month
Deadline nomination: |1 April (Fall Semester)
1 October (Spring Semester)
Late August (Fall)
Late January (Spring)
EUR 75


Entry Requirements:
  • Enrolled as an active student at the IUP in PPM
  • Completed at least 4 semesters of study at the IUP in PPM
  • Meet the requirements for minimum GPA and IELTS
  • Pass the internal selection at the department.

Required Documents:

Internal SelectionApplication in OIA
Application formOnline application form (*after nominated)
Curriculum VitaeOfficial Academic Transcript
IELTS CertificateCurriculum Vitae
Academic TranscriptMotivation Letter
 Letter of Nomination from faculty (*addressed to Head of Office of International Affairs)
 Scanned the personal page of the passport
 IELTS Certificate
 Letter of Recommendation from the academic advisor
 Certificate of Enrollment from faculty


Tuition & Living Cost:

Netherlands Visa         : EUR 207
Flight ticket (return)     : EUR 1183
Tuition fee                     : Waived by host university
Student insurance      : EUR 75 or Students can use personal insurance as long as it can coverage you during your stay in the Netherlands.
Living cost                     : EUR 915 – 1.460/ month

Accommodation       : EUR 400 – 750/ month
Meals                          : EUR 325 – 400/ month
Public Transport        : EUR 60/ month
Miscellaneous           : EUR 100 – 200/ month
Communication         : EUR 30 – 50/ month


Credit Transfer:
Vrije UniversityGradeIUP-PPMGrade
8 – 10Excellent/ very good10 – 8 = A4,00
7,5 – 7,9Good7,9 – 7,3 = A-3,75
7,0 – 7,4More than satisfactory7,2 – 6,7 = A/B3,50
6,5 – 6,9Satisfactory6,6 – 6,0 = B+3,25
5,5 – 6,4Sufficient5,9 – 5,5 = B3,00
0,0 – 5,4Fail5,4 – 5,0 = B-2,75
  4,9 – 4,5 = B/C2,50
  4,4 – 4,0 = C+2,25
  3,9 – 3,5 = C2,00 (Pass)
  3,4 – 0,0 = C-1,75 (Fail)


Further information:


Course offered:

Link for syllabus:
6 ECTS = 4 SKS at UGM (transferred to 1 course).
Students need to take maximum 30 ECTS (Approx. 5 courses)

Fall Semester CourseSpring Semester Course
Development and GlobalizationBehavior and Communication in Organizations
International Relations and Global GovernanceBeyond Gender Inequalities
State, Power and ConflictChallenges of the 21st Century
EU Governance in an International ContextContemporary Social and Political Philosophy
Global Political EconomyNew Media Challenges
Identity, Diversity and InclusionTowards Better Care and Welfare: Let’s Stick Together
Nation and MigrationPolitical Participation and Protest
Organizational Culture and ChangeSex Work in the Times of Anti-Trafficking: From a Global Perspective
The Governance and Politics of Social ProblemsThe Human Dimension of Sustainable Development: From Ideal to Reality
Imagining the Dutch: themes in Dutch HistorySocial Media Analytics
The Personal is Political: Biography, Gender and DiversityImagining the Dutch: themes in Dutch
Urban Culture and Public SpaceGlobalization and Localization
Emerging Technologies for E-Business and Online CommerceMedia Use in Organizational Contexts
Economic ChallengesInternational Trade and Development Economics
Foundations and Forms of EntrepreneurshipNew Developments in Risk Management
Introduction to E-Business and Online CommerceOrganizing Sustainable Innovation
Real Estate and Urban PlanningRegional and Urban Economics
Strategic Management of Technology and InnovationReal Estate and Urban Planning
 Digital Innovation and Virtual Organizing in a Global Setting
 Small Business Development