The Office of International Student Affairs (BIS) oversees and coordinates incoming student exchange programmes within the Global Exchange Programme. We offer many services to help you adjust to life in Amsterdam and make your stay at the UvA unforgettable.
If your home university has a current formal agreement with the UvA, you are eligible to apply to attend the UvA as an exchange student within the Global Exchange Programme.
Please contact your home university’s international office to get officially nominated for the Global Exchange Programme.
If your home university does not have an agreement with the UvA, you will need to contact your university's international office and follow the procedures indicated by your home university.
For all partner universities and related information, please check our Digital World Map below. And for a concise document of all facts, figures, and general info and requirements, please take a look at our fact sheet below.
Moving to a new city and beginning a new study 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.