FAQs

Everything You Need To Know

 

Important To Know

Here’s everything you need to know to help you plan your trip to Mindvalley University
  • Foreign nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland are exempt from the visa requirement. For some nationalities outside the EU there is no visa requirement either. The majority of foreign nationals wishing to stay in the Netherlands for up to three months require a short stay visa or Schengen visa (Schengenvisum). Full details can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken). Click here for the list of countries whose nationals require a visa (visumplichtige landen) for a stay of up to 90 days.
  • It’s important to have quality travel and health insurance before taking off on an overseas holiday. Medical only travel insurance can provide essential assistance and financial protection if you fall unexpectedly ill or are injured during your trip abroad.
  • For the Netherlands there are two associated plug types, types C and F (two round pins). The Netherlands operate on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
  • The Netherlands has a mild climate typical to Northern Europe, similar to that of the United Kingdom. As a result, summers in Amsterdam are generally warm with occasional colder periods. Rain can be expected throughout the entire year, with spring generally being the driest season. The warmest months are from June to August, with temperatures between 20 – 27 degrees Celsius.
  • The native language of The Netherlands is Dutch. Dutch language is not only spoken in The Netherlands, but also in the northern part of Belgium. Many Dutch people speak English and most of them very well. Therefore it is no problem at all for English-speaking travelers to communicate with locals in Amsterdam – in fact, it is the most English-proficient country in the world where English isn’t an official language.
  • As in most European countries, the currency of the Netherlands is the Euro (symbolised as EUR or €). Other currencies are normally not accepted. Many shops and restaurants in Amsterdam accept credit cards, but not all. It is therefore recommended to either ask before you order or ensure you have a sufficient amount in cash to cover the bill. Most shops and restaurants do not accept €200 or €500 notes.
  • The local time corresponds to GMT/UTC + 02:00 hour
  • Tap water is safe to drink. The Netherlands (and especially Amsterdam which has the best water in the country) has the safest en cleanest tap water in Europe.
  • Finding an ATM will be no problem in Amsterdam. Bank ATMs (i.e. ING, ABN AMRO, Rabobank, SNS) in the Netherlands tend not to charge a fee per withdrawal. However, there are many ‘independent’ ATMs which do, meaning you could end up paying far more than you have to.
    A common issue for travellers is something called dynamic currency conversion (DCC), when using your card – you’ll be asked if you want to pay for your transaction in your home currency as opposed to euros. Choose to pay in the local currency instead, and you’ll almost always get a fairer rate on the exchange.

Application Process & Tickets


  • How do I get a ticket to Mindvalley University 2020?

    Mindvalley University gathers a carefully curated global tribe of extraordinary individuals from around the globe.

    Apply here and once your application has been approved, you will be invited to become a Mindvalley Global Campus Member, which has a range of benefits.

    Becoming a member unlocks your access to all future Mindvalley events (you don’t need to reapply each time) including Mindvalley University and A-Fest, and local events happening globally throughout the year, including socials, masterminds, and more.

    Membership also includes All-Access Pass (usually $595/year), granting you unlimited access to over 30+ Mindvalley Quests and courses. You can see the full list of programs available to you here.

    Essentially, you’ll have a powerful full immersion both offline (at our events) and online.

    Please note: If you are interested in bringing your family member/s to Mindvalley University, only one adult per family needs to complete the application form. However, every adult needs to become a Mindvalley Global Campus Member in order to access the Mindvalley University ticket price. The approved applicant will receive instructions for themselves and family members to secure their membership also.

  • How much are the tickets?

    All kids (aged 6+), teens (13-17) and adults (18+) need a ticket to attend Mindvalley University.

    Adults (aged 18+) can secure their Mindvalley Global Campus Membership for $995 annually, which gives them access to Mindvalley University tickets.

    Kids (aged 6+) and teens (13-17) do not need to purchase a Mindvalley Global Campus Membership to attend Mindvalley University. This is applicable to adults (18+) only.

    The price for a 1-week ticket for Mindvalley Global Campus Members (adults who are 18+) start at $695 + VAT, $1,195 + VAT for a 2-week tickets adults, and $1,695 + VAT for a 3-week ticket.

    *Please note, as Mindvalley University is a tiered ticket event, these prices will increase.

    Teenagers (aged 13-17*) can join the event by securing a full price teens ticket for $495 + VAT for a 1-week ticket. The great news is that teenagers will have the choice of joining the main program, or they can choose to attend sessions especially designed for them with opportunities to bond and integrate with other teens from within the tribe. *Must be 17 or under on the first day of registration to the Hub

    Kids (aged 6-12*) can join the event by securing a full price ticket, which entitles them to attend the Kids program, starting at $495 + VAT for a 1-week ticket. They will have the choice of joining the main Mindvalley University program, or they can choose to attend special kids education and activities where they can connect and socialise with other children from the tribe. *Must be 12 or under on the first day of registration to the Hub

    Kids (aged 3-5) can join the nursery program which will feature mindful activities relevant to their age group’s preferences and needs, starting at $295 + VAT for a 1-week ticket.

    Kids aged 5 and under are welcome to attend the main adult sessions free of charge if accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket, provided they are quiet and don’t cause any disruption to the session or that of other attendees experience. If the child/ren causes any disruption during the session, parents will be kindly asked to accompany the child from the seminar room at that time.

  • Can individual and corporate customers get a VAT refund?

    Individual customers: These customers will not be able to get VAT refund from their purchase of event tickets. This is mainly because VAT is a “customer” tax.

    Moreover, tax-free sales in the EU only relate to goods/products and not to services received in the EU. Mindvalley events are categorised as ‘sales of services’.

    Corporate customers: VAT refunds eligibility for corporations depend on their country taxation laws, policies, their residence status amongst many other rules that apply towards VAT refund and processing. Several websites such as this -> Click here act as a good reference check on the process. We also recommend checking with your local tax authorities and familiarising yourself with the VAT refund process or checking with your finance representative for the same.

  • Do you offer shorter packages?

    Your chosen ticket, either 1-week (7 days), 2-week (14 days) or 3-week (21 days) ticket, will always activate on a Monday and expire on Sunday. This is applicable to adults, teens and kids tickets.

    For example, if you have a one week ticket and you decide to join us from Wednesday, your ticket will expire on the Sunday of that week.

    Each Monday we will host registration and an official induction session for all of those people joining us from that week onwards.

    The price for a 1-week ticket for Mindvalley Global Campus Members start at $695 + VAT for adults, $495 + VAT for teenagers (aged 13-17), $495 + VAT for kids (aged 6-12) and $295 + VAT for smaller children (aged 3-5). Please note that all adults need to have an active Mindvalley Global Campus Membership on the day when they register at the Hub.

    The price for a 2-week ticket for Mindvalley Global Campus Members start at $1,195 + VAT for adults, $895 + VAT for teenagers (aged 13-17), $895 + VAT for kids (aged 6-12) and $395 + VAT for smaller children (aged 3-5). Please note that all adults need to have an active Mindvalley Global Campus Membership on the day when they register at the Hub.

    The price for the full experience 3-week ticket for Mindvalley Global Campus Members start at $1,695 + VAT for adults, $1,395 + VAT for teenagers (aged 13-17), $1,395 + VAT for kids (aged 6-12) and $495 + VAT for smaller children (aged 3-5). Please note that all adults need to have an active Mindvalley Global Campus Membership on the day when they register at the Hub.

    *Please note, as Mindvalley University is a tiered ticket event, the prices for adults tickets may increase.

  • What’s included in the Mindvalley University ticket fee?

    Purchasing a ticket for Mindvalley University will give you access to a curated community of spectacular entrepreneurs and digital nomads from across the globe.

    You will also get access to the Mindvalley University Hub which will be the location of 100+ sessions led by thought leaders and experts from various fields, such as startup culture, relationships, unconventional/alternative finance, unified physics, modern spirituality, health & fitness, productivity and brain efficiency, parenting, and more.

    Your ticket also gives you entry to parties, as well as multiple evening networking events which will take place throughout the experience. This ticket also gives you access to our exclusive Facebook group so you can connect with other attendees and share important information before, during, and after the event.

  • What is not included in the Mindvalley University ticket fee?

    Your Mindvalley University ticket doesn’t include your accommodation costs, meals or travel costs. It doesn’t include access to any Satellite Events that will take place in parallel to Mindvalley University, or additional tribe activities, such as sightseeing trips, cruises, and other local experiences. These can be purchased separately.

  • My family and friends are interested in joining as well. How can they get tickets?

    Mindvalley University is a curated tribe and as such, attendees (aged 18+) must first apply and be approved in order to attend, however, only one immediate* family member (18+) needs to be approved.

    *Immediate adult family members include grandparents, parents, children, siblings, in-laws, and spouse or partner.

    Once approved, adults (18+) can become a Mindvalley Global Campus Member.

    Becoming a Mindvalley Global Campus Member unlocks access to both Mindvalley University and A-Fest tickets, as well as local events happening globally throughout the year, including socials, masterminds, and more.

    Membership also includes Mindvalley’s Quest All-Access Pass (usually $595/year), giving you access to more than 30 of Mindvalley’s Quests and courses (When you log in to your Mindvalley Account or App you will see that all Quests are now available to you, unlocked).

    Friends are not eligible to bypass the application process. They first need to apply, be approved and secure their Mindvalley Global Campus Membership before purchasing an event ticket.

  • What’s the refund policy for Mindvalley Global Campus members?

    Applicable to Mindvalley Global Campus Members only

    Ticket holder must hold a valid and active membership on the first day of the event.

    [Safe] A full refund of the event ticket can be granted up to 45 days before the start date of the event. You must have requested the refund by emailing events@mindvalleysupport.com at least 45 days prior to the event to be eligible for the refund.

    Alternatively, there are two additional options available to you.

    1. You can transfer your ticket to the next Mindvalley University event (within 12 months): Up to one week before the event takes place you can transfer your ticket to the next Mindvalley University event free of charge.

    Your Global Campus Membership must be valid and active on the first day of the event you choose to attend.

    If you transfer your ticket to the next event, you may also be required to pay the difference of the value-added tax (VAT) in the event that there is a higher VAT for the next event location.

    2. Or, you can transfer your ticket to a family member or friend, provided they are a current and valid Global Campus Member: You can transfer your ticket to a family member or friend, provided they are a current and valid Global Campus Member (the Global Campus Membership of the person who uses the ticket must be valid and active on the first day of the event).

    *All transfer requests must be made via email. If you fail to complete the ticket transfer process prior to the event (with confirmation from Mindvalley Events), your ticket will be considered forfeit and no refund or transfer will be made. The deadline to transfer your ticket to the next event is one week prior to the event.

    IMPORTANT: Once the refund deadline has passed, or your ticket has been transferred to another event or person, you are no longer eligible for a refund of the ticket price.

    (Legal) Spouse/Significant other/Direct family member can purchase a ticket to accompany you to the event without applying, by becoming a Global Campus Member themselves, and gain access to the discounted member ticket.


  • Program and Accommodation

  • Is this event for me?

    Mindvalley University is for the change-markers and trailblazers. Those who won’t settle for ordinary. Those lighting the way for others. Whether you’re at the beginning of your journey to greatness or showing others how it’s done, you’re welcome.

  • What will I actually learn?

    Including, but not limited to: entrepreneurship, leadership, public speaking, marketing, photography & filmmaking, personal growth, coaching, spirituality, creativity, health and wellness, happiness, love, parenting, and mindfulness.

  • When will the exact program be announced?

    A program outline for each age group will be announced at the beginning of 2020. You can see last years schedule here which will give you a glimpse of what you can expect.

  • Where should I book accommodation in Amsterdam?

    Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. When you secure your ticket, you’ll be sent information about where and how to book accommodation within Amsterdam, including links to local booking sites, and local rental companies. You will also receive an invite to join our closed Facebook group so you can meet other tribe, and arrange accommodation options together, if you wish.

    We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible, as the summer months are very busy in Amsterdam.

    If you wish to share accommodation, you’ll be able to share your details with our tribe in our private Tribe Facebook Group. Access to this group will be shared with you once you’ve purchased your ticket.

  • What travel dates do you recommend?

    The program will start on Monday, July 13th with the official program at the hub. We recommend you to fly in on the weekend of July 11-12. The Hub will be open until July 31st with the last workshop taking place at the HUB on that day. Consider staying in Amsterdam until 2nd of August.

  • Are you planning any activities for youth under the age of 18 years?

    Absolutely! We’re working on putting together the curriculum and program for nursery (3-5), kids (6-12), and teens (13-17) for Mindvalley University. You can expect to see the outline of the program by the beginning of 2020. There are 1, 2 and 3 week tickets available for all age groups. Please see the question ‘How much are the tickets for family members and kids?’ for pricing details.

    Please note: Nursery, kids and teens programs are in English. It’s important that each young person attending the program has a good understanding of the English language and can communicate proficiently. The program is not meant as an English language study programme. The 3-5 year olds group is a bit exceptional as the kids are very young and might not be fluent in a foreign language, but please note that all of the activities are carried out in English.

    We aim to create flexibility in the age groups. If the head teachers feels that a child should be moved to a different age group, there will be some flexibility here, depending on availability in the groups.

  • I want to lead a session at Mindvalley University 2020. What should I do to make it happen?

    We have taken your feedback and our learnings from last year and will be creating more space for tribe led activities and sessions from Monday to Friday.

    If you wish to lead a session or workshop at Mindvalley University, please fill out an application form here

    Please note: Once you are approved, you would first need to secure your Mindvalley University ticket to be able to take the stage, lead a session or workshop at Mindvalley University.


  • Packing Guide

  • What is the dress code?

    During the day, you’ll want to wear something comfortable and casual. Something you can move in. In the evening, pretty much anything goes. Ladies, pack dresses and heels if you are feeling inspired, and guys, feel free to pack a shirt and dress pants if you wish… it’s totally up to you!

    You are not likely to need what you think of as summer clothes, like shorts and sandals. Pack jeans or long pants; long-sleeved shirts and tops; and a sweater, blazer, or lightweight jacket for layering. A cashmere pashmina or poncho might come in handy for women.

    July is generally the warmest month of the year in Amsterdam, with temperatures ranging between nighttime lows of 13° C (54° F) and midday highs around 22° C (72° F).

    Pack comfortable shoes as you’ll probably be doing a lot of walking on the beautiful streets of Amsterdam.

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  • What should I bring with me?

    The most important thing is positive attitude, open mind and the willingness to receive a lot of knowledge and at the same time have a lot of fun!

  • Where can I get more information?

    If you still have any questions regarding what you can expect at Mindvalley University in Pula, you can email us at events@mindvalleysupport.com.