Curious about all the extracurricular activities you can participate in while studying at the Faculty of Humanities? Below you will find a wide range of extracurricular activities available to UvA students, ranging from joining a study association to learning a new language.
If you would like to represent students in discussions on educational matters, educational facilities and students' interests, consider joining the Central Student Council (CSR), your Faculty Student Council (FSR FGw) or the ASVA.
Study associations are tied to specific study programmes or to a group of different study programmes. They organise both activities related to your field of study as well as social activities. By joining a study association, you will meet your fellow students from various academic years and can take part in activities that relate to your field. For this reason, we recommend that you become a member of your programme's study association.
Amsterdam also has a thriving student community with various student associations to participate in alongside your studies. Student associations with an international focus are ISN, AEGEE, AIESEC, ASVA, ISMA and SIB. For more information see:
The UvA also offers sports facilities. The USC (University Sports Centre) is the student sports centre, which has various locations spread throughout the city. As a student, you can choose from many different sports and make use of a cheap sports subscription; UvA students and staff will find no better deal than sporting at the USC. The UvA furthermore has an arrangement for top-class athletes.
CREA, the cultural organisation of the UvA and the AUAS, organises courses and workshops in the fields of music, theater, dance, film, digital media, photography and literature. It also houses the CREA café. CREA is located on the Roeterseiland campus.
The UvA provides services to help you gain or improve your Dutch and English language skills or learn another language, such as: