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All UvA students will be issued a UvAnetID, which consists of a username and password, and offers access to various digital UvA resources.

Among other things, your UvAnetID provides access to:

  • Wi-Fi (the 'uva' and 'eduroam' networks)
  • Digital Library
  • Canvas
  • Blackboard
  • UvA study space
  • SURFspot is the not-for-profit ICT web shop where you can purchase software at a reduced price from renowned suppliers such as Adobe, Norton, McAfee and Microsoft. In addition, SURFspot offers a special education discount on software, cloud services and hardware. Attention: You won't be able to log in on SURFspot with your student account untill two weeks prior to the start of your study programme. For example: If your study programme starts on 3 September, you won't be able to log in to SURFspot untill 20 August.
  • UvA-mail and Google Apps


Questions about your UvAnetID? Consult the frequently asked questions - if you don't find an answer to your question there, you can call the Student Service Desk or ask your question through the Digital Student Service Desk.

ICT code of conduct

Everyone granted access to UvAnet must abide by the ICT code of conduct which was drawn up by the UvA Board and which forms an integral part of the UvAnet Regulations.