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After application

Once your application is approved and you have received the acceptance letter, you will need to take certain steps to ensure a smooth start at the UvA. The 'Pre & After Arrival Information' sheet contains information on visa, housing, introduction days, airport pick-up service and Dutch language courses, all important topics you will need to know before planning your trip to Amsterdam. Please download the 'Pre-Arrival Information' brochure right after receiving the acceptance letter.

UvA Start Magazine

The UvA Start Magazine contains valuable information to help you prepare for your study at UvA, as well as information about city life in Amsterdam. We encourage you to read it carefully.

Important dates

Refer to the 'Important Dates' information for the recommended arrival date, room reservation and visa deadline, academic calendar, university holidays and other important dates.


For an overview of estimated budget costs, please see the 'Finances' sheet.