This cost-effective program offers the chance to study at one of Europe's leading universities, in the progressive, diverse city of Amsterdam.
|Term||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No language prerequisite; students should have at least 4-5 courses in their chosen major at the time of application|
The University of Amsterdam exchange offers students two different options. The first option includes coursework in a variety of disciplines at the University of Amsterdam, a comprehensive and internationally-oriented research university. The other option is study at Amsterdam University College, a small, tight-knit international college, similar to a US Honors College.
If you are enrolled in Amsterdam University College, you will live in the on-campus Student Residences. At any of the University of Amsterdam faculties, you will live in dorms or apartments around the city of Amsterdam. Single or shared rooms are available and these accommodations are self-catering. More on housing can be found on the University of Amsterdam exchange website.
Students having participated in a bilateral exchange will:
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
|Program Level||Upper and lower division coursework available.|
Students are required to maintain a minimum of 15 credits (30 ECTS) per semester. The exception is Fall semester at UvA, students on this program can take a minimum of 12 credits (24 ECTS) + OLPD 3330: Global Identity.
You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies page for more information.
At the time of application, students should have at least one full year (4-5 courses) of completed coursework in their chosen major. Students without the proper background will not be accepted by the University of Amsterdam.
Students studying Fall or Spring semester at AUC must take a minimum of 15 credits (30 ECTS credits), which equals 5 courses. Students studying at UVA for Spring semester must take a minimum of 15 credits (30 ECTS credits), number of courses varies. Due to block scheduling, students studying at UVA for Fall semester can take a minimum of 12 credits (24 ECTS credits), provided they also enroll in the UMN online course OLPD 3330: Global Identity.
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers a wide variety of English-taught courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Business and Economics, Law, Natural Sciences, Educational Sciences, Future Planet Studies, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geography, and Planning and Development Studies. Students are admitted to a specific Faculty, and will be expected to follow most of their coursework from their chosen Faculty. Students should not expect to be able to take coursework across multiple Faculties at UvA.
Course information can be found in the University of Amsterdam online course catalog. Additional information about the various faculties, and admission requirements are found in the Courses and Faculty Guide.
Amsterdam University College (AUC) is a college within the University of Amsterdam emphasizing liberal arts and interdisciplinary education.
Course listings are available in the AUC Course Catalog.
NOTE: students are not able to take courses from both UvA and AUC. Applicants must indicate on the initial application which institution they are applying to.
This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Academic Year 2020/21||Late August - Late June (exact dates TBD)||Mar 1, 2020|
|Fall Semester 2020||Late August - Late December (exact dates TBD)||Mar 1, 2020|
|Spring Semester 2021||Early February 2019 - Late June (exact dates TBD)||Aug 1, 2020|
Spaces on Exchange programs are limited, students are encouraged to have a backup program in mind if applying for an exchange program.
If you participate in the Fall Semester program, due to the academic calendar dates, you will take a full-time credit load during Blocks 1 and 2 at UvA. Block 2 typically ends mid-December. It will not be possible to enroll in a Block 3 class and return to the UofM in time for the start of Spring semester.
Applications for all terms are considered at the deadline. If the programs does not fill, applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis until the program fills or until the university deadline. Please contact the program team to inquire about applying after the deadline.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
Exchange costs may vary from year to year and are subject to change.
Students participating on exchanges are charged a program fee which is inclusive of University of Minnesota-Twin Cities tuition and fees, University of Minnesota Advising, Placement, Academic and Administrative Costs (APAAC), international health insurance and additional program related costs. The APAAC covers application processing, advising services, orientation course registration, grade transfer and posting for resident credit as well as program billing and assistance with financial aid when applicable.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates for term options|
|Program Name||Exchange in Amsterdam|
|Track Name||University of Amsterdam|
Upon submitting the online application, you will be assigned an application checklist that includes:
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
Exchange programs can be competitive. We are not always able to place all applicants. After the application deadline, a Learning Abroad Center selection committee will review applications and make endorsements.
Nominated students will be required to complete the University of Amsterdam's application. UvA will make the final acceptance decision. More information about this process will be sent to nominated students.
If nominated, you will also be assigned a confirmation checklist, which you will complete to confirm your participation in the program.
If at any point you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the Education Abroad application system and submit a cancellation request.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toRyan McCarthy or call at 612.626.9373.