Program Overview

The Social Sciences program at the University of Amsterdam was established in 1993. The CIEE study center is based at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS)/Graduate School for Social Sciences (GSSS) which offers a number of humanities and social sciences courses in English, and aims to increase students' understanding of social, political, and cultural realities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Europe. You can also take regular UvA courses in English if you meet the prerequisites.

You are able to take both CIEE courses as well as University of Amsterdam (UvA) courses taught in English. In some UvA courses, prior background knowledge may be required to enroll in a class.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Social Sciences and Humanities in Amsterdam.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Application process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

1.    Completion of the GEO application process.

2.    Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Semester201910/1/2018Late JanuaryEarly June
Fall Semester20193/1/2019Mid AugustLate December
Academic Year2019-203/1/2019Mid AugustEarly June
Spring Semester202010/1/2019Late JanuaryLate May

Travel Advisories

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