Email for students
Email is an official means of communication at the UvA. Regularly check your UvA mailbox or the email address you provided in Studielink for communication purposes; otherwise you might miss out on important information about your degree programme.
Student email and G Suite for Education (former Google Apps for Education)
As a UvA student you can choose to activate your student email address. The UvA uses G Suite for Education for its student email addresses. With this email address you will be able to access Google’s email functions. You can also use this account to utilise additional G Suite for Education functions, such as the digital storage space offered by Google Drive and Google Docs.
The email address you receive from the UvA will have the following structure: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, you can only access G Suite for Education once you have activated your UvA email address.
Activating your student email account
Before you can log in at email.student.uva.nl you will first have to indicate that you would like to use your student email address by activating G Suite with your UvA-net ID. To activate G Suite, log in to the UvA Account Management system. You can activate your UvA email account by selecting Student email G Suite. You can also deactivatie your email account here.
Log in to your student email account
After activating your student email account you can log in to the website and use your student email address.
You don’t want to use UvA G Suite?
Use of G Suite is not compulsory. If the UvA wishes to contact you by email, it will use the email address that you have specified in Studielink.
Frequently asked questions
Would you like all your student emails to be forwarded to your personal email address? Would you like to access your student email account on your mobile phone? Or would you like to set up a second password in G Suite? You can find the answer to these questions and many others on the FAQ page or in the Google guidelines.