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Make a complaint about undesirable behaviour

Last modified on 22-09-2022
Are you experiencing undesirable behaviour such as bullying, sexual harassment, aggression or discrimination, or are you being treated unjustly? Find out how to make a complaint.
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Any form of improper and/or undesirable behaviour and unjust treatment is unacceptable. If you’re confronted with such behaviour during your studies, you can make a formal complaint.

Undesirable behaviour by a fellow student

Do you have a conflict or problem with a fellow student or are you being treated disrespectfully by a fellow student? The confidential adviser can advise you. However, you cannot make a formal complaint against a fellow student.

Undesirable behaviour by a staff member

Are you facing undesirable behaviour or unjust treatment from a staff member? In this case you can make a formal complaint.

Make a complaint

Describe your complaint and email it to the Complaints Committee: klachtencommissie-uva@uva.nlExternal link.

If you wish, a confidential adviser can help you draw up your complaint statement. Go to to read more about the Complaints CommitteeExternal link.

What happens next

Please see the UvA Complaints RegulationsExternal link for a detailed description of the procedure.