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University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Emory applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Short-Term 2016 02/01/2016
Fall 2016 03/01/2016
09/29/2016 01/28/2017
Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement:
Language of Instruction:
Dutch, English
Program Advisor:
Mary Lynn Dalton
Program Description:
Hosted By: Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)

Academic Focus: The program is open to non-Linguistics majors, however preference will be given to students studying Linguistics.

Approximate Dates: Fall: Periods 1 and 2 (early September - late December)
Spring: Periods 4 and 5 (early February - late June)

Eligibility Requirements: UvA will only accept juniors and seniors. Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing.

Courses: The regular academic term is the equivalent of 30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits per one semester (840 hours of study) for the duration of 21 weeks. The courses have a workload of 3, 6, or 9 ECTS credits. Students will enroll in UVA courses for an Emory equivalent of 16 credit hours, and one MANDATORY Dutch language course (Emory equivalent of 4 credit hours).

University of Amsterdam (UvA) Credit and Grade Translation

CIPA maintains a list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory. PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently on this CIPA Master Blanket Approval List

Grading System: The Dutch academic grading system is based on a mark between 1 (minimum) and 10 (maximum). A mark of 5.5 or more represents a "pass."

University of Amsterdam's Global Exchange Programme.

Students can enroll in all courses based on the faculty list below. 

Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculty of Law
College of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities
Liberal Arts & Science (Amsterdam University College)
Psychology department
College and Graduate School of Childhood and Education
Future Planet Studies.

To view more information about Courses and Faculty Criteria click here.

To view more information about the Global Exchange Programme click here.

Living Arrangements:

Students live in student accommodations arranged by the Housing Department of the Central International Office. All students who send in their application form by the deadline are guaranteed accommodation in a student dorm. On the housing preference form, which is sent once accepted into the program, students can indicate their preferences and the housing office will send an offer by e-mail. This procedure starts in June and ends in September (for students starting in September). During this period it is very important that the students have access to their e-mail. Housing cost ranges from Euro 325 to Euro 500 for a larger single room. In case student accommodation is unavailable, the Housing Department will assist students in finding an apartment in Amsterdam. For more information click here.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets (Spring, Fall).

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. For more information, please visit Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants, Research & Service.

Additional Resources:

Why Holland?

Mary Lynn Dalton, Emory Study Abroad Advisor, 404-727-9767 or
Dr. Don Tuten, Program Faculty Contact, Linguistics, 404-727-6487,

This program is currently not accepting applications.