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, and Dutch language and society 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.
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.
Moving to a new city and beginning a new study programme is an exciting experience. To help you with the transition, the UvA has various services and support facilities. In this section, you can find out how to arrange your visa or residence permit, your insurance, and a place to live.