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Academic year 2020-2021

Information for new students

Are you starting a course at the Faculty of Humanities in September? On this page you will find all the information you need to get off to a good start.

Corona FAQ
Because of the coronavirus outbreak, many students have questions concerning the application and admission process to our programmes. We understand that given the circumstances you may not be entirely sure yet if you can attend your studies in September. On this page, we answer frequently asked questions.
Facebook group for new students 2020-2021
Join our Facebook group and meet students who also start their studies at the Faculty of Humanities in September.
Q&A on Thursdays - Faculty of Humanities
Do you have a study-related question and are you unsure who to approach? Attend a Faculty of Humanities live Q&A session and ask our staff members whatever questions you may have, so we can either answer you or direct you to the correct person. No prior registration is necessary.
Writing Centre
Are you studying at the UvA and do you need help with your assignment, paper, essay or thesis? The UvA Writing Centre offers various forms of academic writing support free of charge.
Education Desk
With your study-related questions you can visit the Education Desk of the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty's Education Desk is located in BG2 at Turfdraagsterpad 15-17.
In the A-Z list you will find key information on topics such as admissions and enrolment, graduation and UvA facilities.
Academic matters
Here you will find information concerning academic matters that apply to all students studying at the Faculty of Humanities.
As a UvA student, you will be able to make use of online and offline study facilities. Your UvA student card and UvAnetID will give you access to these study facilities and more.
Study progress
There are various measures and facilities available to help you succeed in your studies from beginning to end.
Student counselling
If you are unsure about how to proceed with your studies or if you require counselling for other reasons, you can contact the tutor or study adviser for your programme.
Living in Amsterdam
Moving to a new city and beginning and starting a new study programme is an exciting experience. To help you settle in Amsterdam and get acquainted with the city, we have listed some useful links for you.
Health and well-being
Find out what health and well-being facilities are available to you as a UvA student.
Here you will find a wide range of extracurricular activities available to UvA students, ranging from joining a study association to learning a new language.