Student Services encourages and supports students to make the most of their studies and student life. At Student Services, you can get several student support services and guidance, before you start studying, during your studies and sometimes after graduating as well. In case we are not able to help you, we will always refer you to a faculty or department which can.
The first point of contact for general questions about studying at the UvA is the Central Student Service Desk. Contact us if you have questions about your choice of study programme, enrolment, student grants and loans, living accommodations, studying abroad and much more.
Visit the Student desk at the Roeterseiland Campus (central hall in building E), contact us by phone or Whatsapp, check the FAQ for an answer to your question, or ask your question online.
Student counsellors can help you with practical, personal, financial, facilities, enrolment, financial matters, grants, appeals, and study-related problems. You can contact a Student counsellor if you’re studying with a disability, or if you’re studying as a top-class athlete.
Student counsellors also offer workshops and training courses for improving your study skills.
Make an appointment or contact us during the telephone consultation hour.
Should you experience a lack of motivation or focus, or other personal issues such as anxiety or culture shock, you may wish to consult the UvA Student psychologists. In addition to individual counselling, the Student psychologists provide particular groups, workshops and training.
Clear your mind a little and create a sense of balance. You can contact us by phone or check our web pages for other contact options.
The career advisers of the UvA Student Careers Centre can help you find out what you want, how to make career choices, get insight into your capabilities and competencies, and improve your job application skills in order to achieve your career goals.
In addition to individual vocational counselling, career advisers offer a wide range of workshops, training courses and information sessions. Plus, the UvA Student Careers Centre organises a growing number of career events ever year.
Please feel welcome to contact the career advisers about all sorts of career topics, for example finding an internship or an entry-level job.
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International Student Affairs Office (BIS) is the central international office of the UvA that deals with studying abroad, including the Global Exchange Program.
Here you will find expert advice, workshops and information about the exchange programmes with renowned universities as well as about the opportunities for a short stay, internship and research abroad.
Also, BIS has set up an award-winning programme for students with international experience: the Exchange Ambassadors Programme.
The UvA offers a housing service to international first-year Bachelor’s and Master’s students, and and exchange students (short stay), as well as to international PhDs and other UvA staff (long stay). The central Housing department is part of Student Services.
New international students are assisted in arranging official procedures for residence permits and other practical matters by the Immigration team at Student Services.
The University of Amsterdam offers international students housing in Amsterdam. Dutch students who fulfil the role of Residence Assistants (RA) live amidst 80-150 international students. These RA's act as an intermediary between the international residents, housing corporation De Key and the UvA and AUAS (HvA).
In addition to a large number of workshops, training courses, information meetings and groups for all UvA students, Student Services provides study choice guidance for pre-university secondary education pupils (5 and 6 VWO). Student Services also organises and contributes to numerous annual UvA events.
Here you’ll find an overview of Student Services’ contact details.
UvA Student Services attaches great importance to careful handling of your data. In the pdf Privacy Statement of UvA Student Services, you can read what happens to the personal data you provide as a student in order to make use of Student Services’ specific support.