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Pre-arrival & induction

We look forward to welcoming you to ONCAMPUS Amsterdam. Before you arrive here's more information about what you need to bring with you, and what will happen during induction!

Pre-arrival Guide

Download the pre-arrival guide to find out about:

Accommodation // Term dates // Sample timetables // Visa information // Health insurance // How to get here // Living in Amsterdam // What to bring with you // Dutch language and culture // Contact details

Download here

If you would like to find out more about accommodation options in Amsterdam, please visit the accommodation page.


The induction programme is designed to give students valuable information and orientation around the University of Amsterdam campus and the city.

Towards the end of the week, students are brought together for a series of induction talks, opening with a welcome from the Centre Head and followed by information about attendance, welfare, exams, the centre IT system and academic introductions. 

We wrap up with a organised social event, providing an ideal opportunity for staff and students to meet one another in a relaxed environment.

The Induction Timetable below is a sample timetable to give a better idea about how the induction week will be organised. The timetable will depend the chosen programme of study:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Sessions Welcome presentation & Campus Orientation Attendance and compliance presentation Individual troubleshooting Individual troubleshooting CEG/UvA IT training
10:30-12:30 Ice breaker activity, meeting the other students Enrolment interview.
Academic interview
Maths test English test Individual troubleshooting
Afternoon sessions Amsterdam orientation
Introduction to:
International Student Network(ISN) and the University Cultural Centre
Tour of University of Amsterdam central campus
Intake appointment with AvA student services
Introduction to the Duth language and Culture: Dutch Lesson Town Hall registration Social group activity


If you have any further queries please contact the ONCAMPUS team:

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