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Foundation Academy of Amsterdam

Education is not a luxury for the rich and the powerful; education is a matter of human rights and human dignity! 

On behalf of the Foundation Academy of Amsterdam,  I invite you to join us on this journey for change.


Samuel Lee, Ph.D.



Since 2006, tuition fee-free education for citizens of the majority world, migrants, refugees, and persecuted minorities...”

inspired by article 26 of  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Due to corona-crisis our academy is closed.
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Foundation Academy of Amsterdam offers education for those who never had an opportunity to attend a college or a university, due to lack of resources like; finances, proper diploma's, or because they are refugees, migrants or stateless.  If you are rejected at a regular college/university/seminary and you still want to develop your knowledge and skills in the fields of Human Rights, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Theology, then you can apply at Foundation Academy of Amsterdam. 


Foundation Academy of Amsterdam offers


  • Certificate (Cert.), (15-30 ECTS)

  • Diploma (Dip.), (60 ECTS)

  • Academic Diploma (Ac.Dip.) (160-180 ECTS)  and

  • Advanced Academic Diploma (Ad.Ac.Dip.) (90-120 ECTS) 


Foundation Academy of Amsterdam is well received by NGO’s, companies, institutions, and churches. The graduates from Foundation Academy of Amsterdam are active in various fields such as; human rights, social sciences, and education.  


All the programs of Foundation Academy of Amsterdam are accredited every five years by ICHE (the International Council for Higher Education),(www.ichenetwork.org). 



June 10, 2020

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Tear & Foundation Academy of Amsterdam organize lecture series on Theology of Migration with Dr. Samuel Lee. Due to the Biblical call to care for the orphan, widow and the stranger, the topic of mi...

April 8, 2020

A photo from our graduation in June 2019

Dear friends, 

Corona crisis has challenged all humanity: individuals, peoples, companies, organizations, and governments. Foundation Academy of Amsterdam is no exception; we are also affected by this crisis. Our onsite classes ou...

Dear students, (guest) lecturers and staff:

On 12 March 2020, the Government of the Netherlands has taken further measures to fight the coronavirus and prevent it from spreading further. These measures are as follows:

- Everyone in the Netherlands: stay home in case of c...

November 19, 2019


On 16th of November, Dr. Samuel Lee, the president of Foundation Academy of Amsterdam is awarded as the New Theologian of the Year 2019.  (Theoloog des Vaderlands) He succeeds Prof. dr. Stefan Paas who played this role last year.

Dr. Samuel Lee was internally appointe...

October 16, 2019

We are please to announce that Haella Foundation partners with Foundation Academy of Amsterdam by partially* sponsoring the School of Integrated Human Rights for the academic year 2019-2020.  

The Haëlla Foundation aims to support the ideals of inspired people. Those wh...

September 25, 2019

Amsterdam Center fo r Religion and Sustainable Development,Faculty of Religion & Theology at the Vrije Universiteit hosts a Symposium about Water in Times of Climate Change. For more information and registration: www.vu.nl/watersymposium 

As Foundation Academy...

June 4, 2019

Foundation Academy of Amsterdam and South East Asia Bible Seminary in Indonesia, and Diaspora Empowerment sign a memorandum of Research Agreement. On 3rd of June Dr. Rahmiati Tanudjaja, the Coordinator of Academic Senat of SAAT presented agreement signed by Dr. Martus...

May 16, 2019

The new video for Foundation Academy of Amsterdam is ready. Please spread the video. Are you touched by this video, feel free to contact us. FaA is looking for people who believe in our vision aand are willing to help and support us. For your support or your inquieries...

March 2, 2019

Foundation Academy of Amsterdam, School of Divinity proudly announces the start of Center for Non-Western Theologies, which will be headed by Dr. Simon Ririhena.

Center for Non-Western Theologies discusses various non-western theological narratives, interpretation and i...

March 2, 2019

Foundation Academy of Amsterdam, proudly announces the start of its own Research Unit (RU). RU is a platform for researchers within and outside Foundation Academy of Amsterdam.

RU aims to conduct socially relevant research in the fields of liberal arts and humanities....

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