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The University of Amsterdam is a modern university with a rich history, providing a high-quality education in inspiring surroundings. The University is a world-class centre for research and teaching, and is committed to helping students think in an original, independent and academic way.

The University is conveniently located in the heart of Amsterdam, overlooking the famous canals. Surrounded by history and culture, and within a short walk of the shops and restaurants in the city centre, the University of Amsterdam is the perfect base to enrich your student experience.

Download our Student Guide for more information.

A day in the life - ONCAMPUS Amsterdam student

A day in the life - ONCAMPUS Amsterdam student


Average rent in University-managed accommodation: Up to €950 per month
Internet access on the campus: FREE
Transport by bike: FREE
Average restaurant meal: €17
University gym membership: €17 per month
Cinema ticket: €12 - €15


Clubs and Societies

The University of Amsterdam has many student associations catering to a variety of student needs including social clubs, career and study societies and cultural and sporting societies. Some of the most prominent of these include:

University Student Union Sports & Societies

Student Union

The ASVA is the student union for all UvA students and supports a range of study and student guilds, both social and academic. For more information see

International Student Network (ISN)

ISN is an organisation run by Dutch students for international students studying in Amsterdam. Their goal is to optimize the social-cultural integration of international students into Dutch society. They organize weekly activities for students, provide information on housing and work, run a coaching and mentoring system and publish a magazine all about (student) life in Amsterdam. For more information see ISN Amsterdam.

International Student Committee (ISC)

The ISC is run by current bachelor students and they organize social events for all students as well as a mentoring programme for first-year students. For more information see the University of Amsterdam website.


There are a number of student clubs and organisations at FEB under the umbrella of SEFA. These organise international study trips, company visits, career weeks, conferences, seminars, skills training and internships. For more information see


CREA organises courses and workshops in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, photography, literature and new media. CREA also organises a weekly Studium Generale programme on subjects related to art, science and society. For more information see


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