Are you considering studying abroad? Or are you already admitted to a host university? We are committed to assisting you at each stage of your journey, from orientation to pre-departure, to your stay abroad, and after mobility.
Explore the variety of programmes on studyabroad.uva.nl and research the different destinations on www.uva.nl/worldmap. To support you in your quest to study abroad, the Office of International Student Affairs (BIS) organises a range of activities.
The activities below will help you explore your options and choose a specific programme.
Once you’ve been placed or selected for a certain program, you might welcome help with completing your host university application. You can also count on support with making the necessary arrangements in preparation for your study abroad:
These sessions, workshops and events will support you with your final arrangements:
While you are abroad, the host university will have a broad range of support services. You will also have access to a UvA Canvas page that provides all the information needed if you run into any difficulties. Topics include information on culture shock, health and travel insurance, medical and money matters, and support during a crisis.
Upon returning home students sometimes need to comply with procedures outlined by their programme. Also, it will take some time to adjust to being back home again. To support you after your mobility programme you will find useful information on your UvA Canvas page and you can sign up for the UvA Exchange Ambassador Programme: www.uva.nl/ambassadors