Amsterdam, Netherlands

Inspiring, Innovative and Involved.

The Business Program in Amsterdam is done in collaboration with Vrije Universiteit, a university in The Netherlands offering business courses in English.



Amsterdam, a city of 1,300,000, is the capital of The Netherlands. The city is the financial and cultural capital of the Netherlands. Many large Dutch institutions have their headquarters there, and 7 of the world's top 500 companies, including Philips and ING, are based in the city. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, is located in the city centre. Amsterdam's main attractions, including its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, and other great sites draw more than 3.66 million international visitors annually.

Academic Program

Students enrolling in the Business Program in collaboration with the VU University will be able to take 4 classes, it is recommended to take 3 business courses and 1 cultural class. The semester is broken up into two 8 week sessions, 2 classes will be taken in the first session and 2 taken in the second session. For more information check out VU University’s website: .

 The VU University Business Program is open to pre-business or business students. The program is especially suitable for International Business majors as several of the courses offered are required for completion of the major.

For a list of course equivalencies please click here. Course Equivalencies PDF

Students in other business majors are also urged to consider this program as an excellent way to add an international study experience to their résumé. Depending on the specific major, one or more of the courses offered may be used to meet requirements of the major, with others transferring as university electives. If you have any questions about transferring credits back to SCSU, please see your major advisor, and/or visit with Diane McClure in CH 213 or email at

Living Accommodations

Students will have a private bedroom with shared bathroom, living room and kitchen.


To participate in the Business Program, students must have a grade point average of 3.0 at the time of application and departure. A committee of directors and instructors will review the applications and make final decisions on selection of participants. The program is limited to sending 2 students per semester.

Program Costs and Financial Aid

Students pay a comprehensive program fee which is set, in part, according to the cost of living and academic fees at St. Cloud State University for one semester. This may include room, round-trip transportation and program administration costs. SCSU Tuition and fees will be added to the program fee. Non-resident students are charged the difference between resident and non-resident tuition. Personal expenses such as extra travel, food, books, visa, and passport fees are not included. Financial aid is available to students on this program. Financial Aid is applied to your program following the regular schedule for that semester as determined by the Financial Aid Office. The comprehensive fee is subject to change without notice. The program fee is never prorated nor is any part refundable.

Orientation and Calendar

Semester Application Deadline Academic Calendar
Fall March 1 September 1st - end of December
Spring October 1 February 1st - end of May


A pre-departure orientation meeting for the program will be conducted the semester preceding the program. All orientation programs are mandatory.


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