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IES Abroad Amsterdam – Psychology & Sciences

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As one of the most international cities in Europe, Amsterdam is rich in culture, full of open-minded people, and has everything you could want in a big city. Yet Amsterdam still maintains a laid-back feel and is a very easy city to get around in. It’s also incredibly beautiful. It should come as no surprise, then, that Amsterdam is high on Mercer’s 2018 Quality of Living Ranking, which also means it is the perfect place to study abroad! What are you waiting for?

Study Psychology, Health, Computer Science, or Earth and Life Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Located in the South of Amsterdam and boasting a diverse student population, the VU offers a wide array of courses in Psychology and the sciences taught by professors and researchers who are among the best in their fields. By taking classes with Dutch and international students, you’ll gain a valuable international perspective that only comes with study abroad.

Your English-taught courses may have you talking to practitioners and experts in the field, monitoring your heart rate to track first-hand how stress affects your life, diving in to the laboratories, visiting patients at a clinic, or helping to program a robot. You may also choose to expand your studies with an IES Abroad-taught course on Cross-Cultural Psychology, Sexuality and Gender, Studio Art, or Art History.

Amsterdam will be your classroom. Practice your new Dutch language skills as you peruse fresh produce with friends at the popular Albert Cuypmarkt, or attend a football match and cheer for AFC Ajax. If you are adventurous and willing to explore, you will know what it’s like to experience Amsterdam as a Dutch student. Field trips will take you off the beaten path to places like Maastricht or Gouda and course-related trips in and around Amsterdam will provide insight into what you’re learning in the classroom.



  • Gender Studies
  • Languages / Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Business Admin. & Mngmt
  • Cultural
  • Population and Demographic Studies
  • History
  • International Affairs/Relations
  • Management
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Art History

Required Languages:


Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.

Something unexpected is just around the world. Are you ready? Apply now at:

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