Amsterdam
Survival guide

Here are some useful links if you need some help as a new international student, and where to find information on important topics!

UvA

Where to go with questions?

Central student service desk

Starting at a new University is an exciting but also an overwhelming experience! You might have a lot of questions about your new university, but where do you go with them? Check out the video and the link below for the University of Amsterdam!

Housing

Amsterdam can be a difficult place to find housing, especially for students. That is why the University of Amsterdam has resources available to help you in your search for the perfect place!

Student library

Need to find that specific research paper for your assignment, or just want to broaden your mind? Check out the (online) library of the University of Amsterdam!

Student counsellors

With the student counsellors of the UvA, you can talk on matters that might affect yourself or your study progress. They are here to support you when you require it. 

Trainings and workshops

Looking to develop yourself, and want to follow some interesting trainings and workshops? The university offers you all kinds of workshops and trainings to learn some new skills that are useful in your career or daily life.

Jobs

Living in Amsterdam can be expensive and getting a job might help with those costs. Or if you’re looking to get some work experience alongside being a student, the University of Amsterdam has resources for this as well. Check out the information regarding working in the Netherlands and several job postings of the university.

Doctor

Sometimes during your stay in the Netherlands, medical complications may arise. Fortunately, your University has doctors to consult and also more information available regarding what to do when you have medical issues, during your stay in the Netherlands.

Psychologist

Living in a new country and studying at the same time can be very stressful! Always take care of your mental health and when in need contact a student psychologist. They are there for you when you need it!

Disability

If you have any disability, contact the University of Amsterdam and see if special arrangements can be made for your specific situation to help you in your studies.

AUAS

Where to go with questions?

Starting at a new university is an exciting but also an overwhelming experience! You might have a lot of questions about studying at a university, but where do you go with them? The international offices are always ready for you if you have any questions regarding the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences! Check out the links below for more information

Housing

Amsterdam can be a difficult place to find housing, especially for students. That is why the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences has resources available to help you in your search for the perfect place!

Student library

Need to find that specific research paper for your assignment, or just want to broaden your mind? Check out the (online) library of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences!

Student counsellors

student counsellor can offer information, advice and guidance to assist you with your academic career or personal circumstances. The student counsellor will sit down with you to identify possible solutions and actions to improve your personal performance and academic progress.

Health & welfare (doctors & psychologists)

Sometimes during your stay in the Netherlands Medical complications may arise. Fortunately, your university has doctors and psychologists available to consult and also more information available regarding what to do when you have medical issues, during your stay in the Netherlands.

Disability

If you have any disabilities, contact the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and see if special arrangements can be made for your specific situation to help you in your studies.

Sports and Culture

USC sports (sports center)

Want to do some sweaty workouts or try out a new sport? The university sports centre is the place to be. You can try all kinds of sports here, and you can get a membership for a discounted price as a student!

CREA (workshops and tutorials)

Want to develop your creative side? CREA is the perfect place! You can follow workshops for a discounted student price. A fun way to learn something new, improve your skills while also meeting new people!

Other useful links

Alcohol & drugs

Any questions about alcohol or drugs? The Jellinek institute can answer all of them for you. 

CSG (sexual assault center)

Have you or has one of your friends experienced sexual assault or violence, feel free to call or contact het Centrum Seksueel Geweld. They are here to help and guide you through everything you are going through. They can also help you with questions and taking action.