Medicinal cannabis in Amsterdam

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All Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science students enrolled on Pharmaceutical Processes and Technologies (PHCO1303), Pharmaceutical Formulation (PHCO2310) and Development and Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products (PHCO3311)  and also First year MPharm students are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum places on this opportunity is 40 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

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


This trip will engage students with the growing industry and requirement for formulation and quality control in the production of Cannabis based healthcare products and drugs. Students will visit the Hashish Museum and their laboratory. With Cannabis products, both prescribed and over the counter, becoming more numerous this creates an opportunity for formulation scientist to develop new medicinal and personal care products in a fast-growing market. In addition, the Hashish museum will allow students to see the height, breadth and depth of uses that Hemp and Cannabis can be applied to.

Students will also visit the Body World Museum that is an amazing tour of the human body in model form that details every system and organ. You will be able to see in Body World the fine detail – in the complexity and beauty of the human body – where your drugs and cosmetics can be applied.

Cultural activities

Amsterdam holds many historical and cultural offerings that students can visit in their spare time on the trip. There is the Van Gogh Museum of Art (best to book well before you travel) and if free public art is more your interest, then The Rijksmuseum is the Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. Here you’ll find the most famous Dutch art work of the Night Watch by Rembrandt and currently undergoing a YouTube live restoration. There is also the Anne Frank Museum of the Frank’s house and shelter from the Nazi regime but were betrayed. Bookings need to be made online, 2 months to the day of your visit but there are a few tickets available on the day of a visit . Even if you don’t drink alcohol – a visit to the Carlsberg Museum tells the story of one manufacturer and formulation is as much involved here as a drug or cosmetic!

Travel and accommodation

Accommodation and travel  will be booked by the faculty for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

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 Global Mobility Office.

The Global Mobility Office 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. 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: Wednesday 1 July 2020
  • Return date: Sunday 5 July 2020
  • Estimated cost of travel, transfers and accommodation: £430
  • Students will also be required to pay for: food & drinks, entry fees, and visa (if applicable)
  • DMU Global bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: CLOSED