Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe

Program: UMSL Exchange Program for Undergraduates

Language of Instruction: English

UMSL Terms Abroad: Academic Year, Fall, Spring

Approximate Dates Abroad:
Fall Semester: Late August - January
Spring Semester: Early January - Early July

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility RequirementsStudents should have a business major or minor with at least four semesters of business courses.

Application Deadline: 

  • Fall or Academic Year: February 16 (final)
  • Spring: September 23 (final)

Subjects Available:

  • Business - Business Administration
  • Business - International Business
  • Business - Management
  • Business - Marketing 


The University: INHOLLAND University is the result of the merger of four professional education schools and is one of the larger Universities in the Netherlands. UMSL students take courses at the INHOLLAND Amsterdam/Diemen campus, a twenty-minute metro ride from the city center of Amsterdam. You will find that the Diemen campus has an informal and international atmosphere, with professors and staff providing you with a friendly and personal atmosphere.

Academics: UMSL students may take courses in the International Business and Management Studies program at the Amsterdam/Diemen campus. All of the classes are taught in English. Here is a sample of courses available: Corporate and Marketing Strategy, Corporate Finance, International Economics, Business Ethics. See the website for complete details.

The courses at INHOLLAND are tailored to the professional work field. Alongside lessons in theory you will work individually or in groups on practical project assignments, often for real employers. As a student at INHOLLAND, you will be responsible for dividing your time between lectures, tutorials, projects, group work, self-study, field trips, and other activities. You will also work in small, multicultural teams solving real-life work-related problems. This is a great learning experience - both personally and professionally.

A beginning Dutch language course is also available and recommended for all students to take. One in every three people in Amsterdam speaks English, making integration into society easier for exchange students.

Housing: Students live on the Diemen campus in a new student residence, Campus Bergwijkdreef. Rooms include their own shower, toilet, kitchen, and balcony. You can live in a single room or double room - same sized room as singles, but with a bunkbed). Living here offers easy access to classes and local transportation (nearby bus, metro, and train stops). Most students purchase an inexpensive used bike to travel around the city. You can view further information and photos of the residence here.

Internships:  After one semester of study, the IBMS may assist UMSL students in locating an internship for the second semester of study. 


Location: On a world map, the Netherlands is very small. The longest distance you can drive from north to south will take about four hours. To the east the Netherlands borders Germany, to the south Belgium, and to the north and west the North Sea. The people of Amsterdam pride themselves on their tolerance; freedom and independence are among the most valuable principles they have. It is also a beautiful city full of canals, historical buildings and houseboats, as well as an exciting city with many theatres and pubs.

International Office Website:

Course Information:

Cost Estimates for 2013-14*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.

Tuition $3789.60
Books and course materials $135.00
Mandatory HTH insurance $140.00
Accommodations  $2675.00
Meals & Personal Expenses $1000.00
Airfare $1300.00
Local Transportation $400.00
Other $700.00
Total $9064.60*


Course Equivalencies: Each student is responsible for researching what courses are available to take and for obtaining an UMSL equivalent course. The UMSL equivalent course number is the course for which you will receive credit on your UMSL transcript. Finding courses to take while you are abroad requires some time and research. More information is on the course equivalency page.

Upon Acceptance: Students will be required to submit supplemental materials, purchase HTH insurance, and participate in a mandatory orientation. More information will be distributed to all accepted students.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 12 undergraduate credit hours at the 2013/14 rate - 2014/15 tuition rate TBA April 2014. Non-resident fees may apply. 
* Costs based off a four month semester.
* Airline estimate based off of online search.
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
* Program information is subject to change.
* A student must have an insurance offered by Inholland in addition to HTH.