VU International Office

VU Amsterdam’s International Office is part of Student & Educational Affairs and assists in students’ and employees’ international mobility. International Office hosts, organises and supports multiple international and cultural activities and programmes on campus, to increase its appeal and to make it as accessible as possible to students and employees. 

The departments offering these services include:

  • Mobility Department:
    - Degree mobility
    - Credit mobility
    - International services for inbound and outbound students and international guests / employees
  • Policy and Business Development
  • International Marketing
  • CIS – Centre for international cooperation
  • Finance and administration
  • Secretariat

For contact information, please see below.

Director: Mr. Frans A.M. Snijders

Frans Snijders (1956) started as the director of VU Amsterdam’s International Office in 2013, following a career at the School of Business and Economics at VU Amsterdam, Leiden University and the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI). Frans is especially interested in the challenges posed by the international composition of the classroom. Whereas international and cultural diversity too often lead to conflicts and disagreements, it is at the same time the ultimate inspiration and enabler of progress. Education, research and the social impact of VU Amsterdam all benefit from this progress.


Main building VU Amsterdam 
De Boelelaan 1105, Room 0E-68 
1081 HV Amsterdam 
The Netherlands 
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