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Study abroad and exchange

On this page you will find all frequently asked questions about the study abroad and exchange opportunities, offered by the UvA.

Study abroad and exchange

The UvA offers students various options to study abroad. The easiest option is through an exchange programme, where students are exchanged with students of a partner university.

Within Europe: Erasmus Programme

If you wish to study abroad within the EU, you can apply for an Erasmus programme. Every faculty has its own network of partner universities. For more information about the Erasmus programme you can contact the International Office of your faculty.

Outside Europe: Global Exchange Programme

If you wish to apply for a Global Exchange Programme, please follow the links for information about:

Orientation

Application

Placement

Upcoming information sessions and events

FAQ: Outgoing exchange students

  • How do I apply for an exchange programme?

    Study abroad within Europe

    If you wish to study abroad within the EU, you can apply for an Erasmus programme. Every faculty has its own network of partner universities. For more information about the application procedure:

    1. Select your faculty

    2. Click on ‘Application’ 

    For more information about the Erasmus programme you can contact the International Office of your faculty.

    Study abroad outside Europe

    If you wish to study abroad outside the EU, you can apply for a Global Exchange programme. For more information about the application procedure:

    1. Carefully read the Application page

    2. Including the GEP application guide (PDF file) at the bottom of the page

      1. The Application Guide provides clear instructions on submitting your application.

      2. During the application rounds, you will find the link to the online application in the Digital World Map through the ‘Apply Now’ button. Please note, this only works for Global Exchange Programme destinations.

      3. The deadlines and practical instructions can be found in the Application Guide.

FAQ: Incoming exchange students

  • I am interested in going on exchange to the University of Amsterdam. Where can I find more information?

    If you wish to study at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as an exchange student, you should contact your home university first. The international office of your university can inform you about the possibilities to do part of your studies abroad.

    For general information about the possibilities of an exchange at our university, please visit www.uva.nl/exchange.

    Go to ‘Erasmus / Faculty level’ if your home university is located within Europe, or ‘Global Exchange programme’, if your home university is located outside of Europe.