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Health and well-being

Last modified on 08-02-2024 12:24
During your studies, you will encounter many challenges and opportunities. At the UvA, you can find help and support for your health and well-being, when dealing with academic pressure, social dynamics, or anxiety for instance. We also offer help with personal development and you can also visit the university's health services, including the general practitioner and dentist.
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Skills, Student life, Support

The UvA offers a support system for your well-being based on Skills, Student life and Support. View the infographic full-sizeExternal link, and find out what fits your needs.

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  • General Practitioners Practice UvAVisit the UvA’s General Practitioners Practice to receive treatment from GPs with specific knowledge about student life.   
  • Mental healthAre you feeling down or struggling with your studies? This page provides a comprehensive overview of the support and resources the UvA has to offer when it comes to your mental health.
  • Exercise at USCReady to get active? USC is the gym for UvA students. Five of the 7 USC locations are close to a UvA campus. And for UvA students, working out at USC is really cheap!
  • Studying with a disabilityIf you have a disability, dyslexia or chronic illness, you might need special facilities and support during your studies. Find out here what kind of facilities and support the UvA offers.
  • Pregnancy and parenthood during your studiesIf you are pregnant, or combining your studies with childcare, it might be a good idea to discuss the practicalities with your study adviser.
  • DentistsAre you in need of a dentist? You will find various options on this page.
  • Study adviserThe study adviser can help you with questions about your curriculum, your planning or personal circumstances that are affecting your studies.
  • Guided Study SessionsStudying requires time, energy and commitment. Maybe you struggle with performance pressure, uncertainty about your results, early dropout or procrastination. Join the Guided Study Sessions.
  • Student psychologistsAre you having mental health problems that interfere with your studies? UvA’s psychologists offer various types of support, such as groups, workshops, training courses, or consultations.
  • Student counsellorsThe UvA student counsellors are available to support you in case of special circumstances that affect your study progress.
  • Study associationsStudy associations are linked to your degree programme and activities mainly revolve around academics. Find your study association.
  • Student associationsJoining a student association is a great way to get to know Amsterdam, make new friends and make the most of your time as a student.
  • Training, workshops, information sessions and groupsThe UvA offers you workshops, training courses, information sessions and groups to study more effectively. You can also work on the skills you need after graduation.
  • UvA Student Careers CentreThe Student Careers Centre is here to help with your career development. You can contact us to discuss your options, ambitions and doubts at any time during your studies. Take part in one of our events, have your CV checked, get personal advice from a career adviser or read our online tips for shaping your career. You can make use of our services for up to a year after graduation.
  • Writing CentreExternal linkCould you use some help with your academic texts? The Writing Centre offers you support free of charge.
  • Caring UniversitiesExternal linkCaring Universities offers scientific e-health programmes to improve your mood, work on your stress level, and overcome procrastinative behaviour.
  • CREA student cultural centreCREA is the student cultural centre of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA).
  • Confidential advisersConfidential advisers are there to support you if you're experiencing undesirable behaviour. Their role is to listen, advise and refer.