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Vrije University LAW EXC
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
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Level:
Undergraduate
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Language/s:
English
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Anticipated Places:
TBC
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Agreement Scope:
Sydney Law School
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Ranking:
156
Program Description:

About

Location: Amsterdam
Year Established:  1880
Student population: 31,100
 
About
Located in a city that is renowned for business and trade, Vrije University Amsterdam, or VU, has a long tradition of fostering academic excellence and the highest ethical values. Vrije University means ‘Free University’ - it was established as a Christian institution but without the influence of church or state. Today it ranked among the best in the world and still has a strong Christian ethos with an emphasis on academic freedom and independence.

Highlights
With most of its buildings on one campus, VU University Amsterdam is centrally located in the Zuidas district and has good research and teaching facilities that are currently being modernised. It boasts an international community, plenty of student associations, Dutch lessons and the Griffioen theatre. It’s a good place to study internationally complex legal systems as Dutch law is a mix of Roman and Dutch traditions with French, German and English influences.
 
Unique characteristics
VU University Amsterdam is renowned for its criminological research - it hosts the criminological research institute NSCR – and has a long tradition of law and society. It offers many English-taught courses in a variety of subjects and takes an interdisciplinary, international approach in its programs. It’s home to several internationally renowned legal researchers.
 
Location
The Netherlands is one of Europe’s smallest countries but it has one of the most important economies. It’s known for its high quality education and as a safe country where most people speak English. Its capital, Amsterdam, is known for its seventeenth century buildings, canals, houseboats and windmills. Here you can enjoy the wonderful art of Vermeer and Rembrandt or chill out in a cozy café or coffee shop.

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s: Law

Exclusions apply
 

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: September- January
Semester 2: February - June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University

24cpts

30 ECTS

 
The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
At the host university, grades are awarded in numerical terms, from 1-10. More information on the host university's s grading system 

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period
 

Languages

Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English and Dutch.

  
 

Living

What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Accommodation 
Housing options are offered by the host university
 
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Insurance
Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.
 

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
 
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
 
Orientation
Introduction programs will be held at the beginning of the semester.
 
Support Services 
The International Office provides services and assistance to exchange students.
 
Visas
Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Australia
 

Student Experiences

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