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Bring Your Own Device

Bring Your Own Device

All students of the master Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Life Sciences and Earth Sciences are expected to use their own laptop.

The following hardware recommendations apply:

  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or better
  • 4GB of RAM or more
  • HDD or SSD: 128GB, SSD is recommended
  • WiFi: multiband (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Screen: at least 11"
  • Screen resolution: 1366x768 or better, 1920x1080 is recommended

Here you can view suitable laptop models.

Software with discount  

UvA students can purchase software and various cloud services at a substantial discount through Surfspot. Available products include anti-virus programs, SPSS, Windows 8.1 and Office 365.

Do you have any (technical) questions about your laptop? You can e-mail the laptop-helpdesk via

Rent a laptop for 5 euro a day

Students of the Faculty of Science may rent laptops from the service desk at the Science Park Library. Send an email for more information