Health and Life Sciences in Amsterdam

Opportunity type:


All current first year undergraduate HLS students are eligible to participate in this opportunity. DMU staff will be accompanying all groups.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one extra-curricular trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria.


First year students from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences are invited to experience Amsterdam for 4 nights in June 2019. As part of this unique opportunity you will be staying in accommodation in the heart of the Dutch capital and will take part in a range of academic activities linked to your chosen trip theme, as well as having time to experience the culture of Amsterdam.

For more information about eligibility, detailed activities for each trip and to access the application form link, simply click your chosen topic from the table below.

Academic topicNumber of places
Arts Education in Amsterdam30
Cannabis and culture: Illicit drug to medicine30
Health and Wellbeing in Amsterdam100
Psychology in Amsterdam45
Public Health Strategies in Amsterdam40
The Dutch Birth Model40

Cultural activities

Outside of scheduled activity, students will have free time where they are encouraged to explore this canal-lined city, with the many cultural highlights that can be found in the Dutch capital. You can enjoy the city by foot by joining one of the many free walking tours, whilst an abundance of bike-rental shops allows tourists to explore on two wheels, or if preferred, you may wish to hop aboard a canal boat.

For students interested in art, The Van Gogh Museum hangs the world’s largest collection of his work; the Rijksmuseum is home to some of Rembrandts finest work, whilst the Stedelijk Museum counts Matisses and Mondrians among its many pieces.

Other tourist attractions include a visit to Anne Frank House, Vondelpark, Dam Square, whilst boutiques, bars, market stalls and hip eateries can found in Jordaan.

Travel and accommodation

Flights, accommodation and transfers for this opportunity will be booked by #DMUglobal. Students will stay in shared multi-bedded rooms, single gender, at A&O Amstedam Zuidoost. The £200 #DMUglobal bursary will be deducted from the cost of the booking. Students will be required to pay the remainder via the DMU Online Store within 14 days of receiving an offer of acceptance from #DMUglobal.

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Dutch immigration requirements.

EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to the Netherlands and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Once accepted, should you require visa advice, please contact the #DMUglobal team.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 10 June 2019
  • Return date: Friday 14 June 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel, accommodation & transfers: £349 (booked by #DMUglobal)
  • Students will also be required to pay for: food & drinks, entry fees, and visa (if applicable)
  • Student cost: £149
  • Deadline for applications: Monday 18 February 2019 9am