You will receive an email with your UvAnetID once you have enrolled as a UvA student. Your user name will be the same as your student ID card number and cannot be changed.
Important: It is only possible to activate your account or reset your password by using a laptop/computer. Mobile phones and tablets do not work.
In order to activate your account or change your password, please go to https://id.student.uva.nl/and follow these steps:
1. Click on Activate my account or I forgot my password;
2. Enter your UvAnetID and click on Proceed;
3. On the next screen, enter your Date of Birth and your Private E-mail address that you used to register at studielink.nl
4. Check the box "I agree with the ICT code of conduct" and click on Proceed;
5. Go to your private e-mail address and check whether you have received an e-mail or SMS with an Activation Code (NOTE: the code expires after 2 hours!);
6. Open the URL from your e-mail/SMS and enter your UvAnetID and click on Proceed; then fill in the Activation Code and click on Proceed;
7. Enter a new password that meets the requirements (twice).
About a week after your enrolment request in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvAnetID and your personal password. Please keep in mind, however, that delays are possible, which means you might not immediately receive the confirmation email.
Take care of your password and change it regularly, preferably at least once every six months.
For more information about registering, contact the Student Service Desk.
Verify that your personal information, including your email address, is correctly registered in Studielink. Be sure to check all your email folders. Sometimes email messages can end up in your spam folder.
If you are still unable to find your account data and password, visit one of the Study Centres for a new password. Bring your student card or a valid ID card.
You can access your personal settings through the UvA Identity Management System. This information is taken from the Student Administration Office. Errors can be corrected in Studielink or by contacting your faculty's student desk.
Via the UvA Identity Management System, you can also enter additional details and indicate whether your address information may be viewed by others.
Please note: your user name and password in Studielink is not the same as your UvAnetID.
You can control whether other internet users see your name and email address. Enter your settings in the UvA Identity Management System. At the bottom of the 'Profile' page, you can indicate who is allowed see your information.
Contact the Student Service Desk with questions about your registration.
All students at the University of Amsterdam have two numbers:
Both numbers are on your student card. For most students, these numbers are identical. Only students who registered at the UvA for the first time in the 2010-2011 academic year have different numbers.
After finishing your studies, you can use your UvAnetID for another three months.
Your account has been locked. The reason is that too many attempts were made to log in to a protected site using the old, i.e. wrong, password. An account lock lasts fifteen minutes, but if the cause is not addressed, your account will simply be locked again.
Try to find out where the old password has been stored. Passwords are often stored in web browsers or in Windows Credential Manager. For more information on this, consult the relevant questions in the FAQs. If this doesn't work contact the ICTS Servicedesk: 020 525 1402.
After the end of your studies, you can continue to use your UvAnetID for three months.
Sometimes, eduroam refuses to accept anew password and continues to request that you enter your password. If that happens, you need to reinstall the SecureW2 software, which eduroam uses. Read how to reinstall eduroam on this page.
Windows Credential Manager stores passwords. Some people use this function without being aware of it. This manual explains how to check whether you are making use of Windows Credential Manager.
Passwords can be saved in browsers in order to log into secure sites automatically. The Managing passwords in your browser manual explains how you can manage and delete passwords in the most commonly used browsers.
Windows Credential Manager saves passwords. Some people use it without knowing that they do. Use this manual to see whether or not you use Credential Manager.