Student for a day

Spend a day at the UvA and discover what university studies and student life are really like. You will either shadow a student at the University or take part in a special sample programme for prospective students.

When?

‘Student for a day’ activities differ per programme and take place between October and June. Registration will reopen after the summer period.

What does it involve?

For some programmes, this means you will spend part of a day with a current student, attending a lecture/seminar and getting to know the campus. There is plenty of time to ask questions and to become well acquainted with the study programme and the academic environment.

Other study programmes offers a sample programme that will give you an idea of what it is like to be a university student.

For whom?

Prospective students who already have a good idea of what study programme they wish to enrol in can sign up to become a student for a day. However, there are certain requirements:

  • You must be in the final two years of pre-university secondary education (VWO) or have already obtained your qualification.
  • You must have read up on the study programme that you would like to shadow. This means that you have reviewed the study programme description on the website and downloaded the brochure.
  • You must have already attended an information day for that specific study programme or taken part in a taster session.

English-taught programmes

Amsterdam University College

  • Amsterdam University College organises open days for prospective students. The open days include information sessions, sample lectures and a campus tour.

Communication Science

  • Please check back once the new academic year has started. There are no student for a day opportunities over the summer period. When registration reopens, you can sign up for one of the dates listed in the webshop. One week before your visit, you will receive an email with the programme outline.

European Studies

  • Please check back once the new academic year has started. There are no student for a day opportunities over the summer period. When registration reopens, you can sign up and a student or information officer will contact you to set an appointment.

Literary Studies: Literary and Cultural Analysis

  • Please check back once the new academic year has started. There are no student for a day opportunities over the summer period. When registration reopens, you can sign up and a student or information officer will contact you to set an appointment.

Media and Information

  • Please check back once the new academic year has started. There are no student for a day opportunities over the summer period. When registration reopens, you can sign up and a student or information officer will contact you to set an appointment.

Politics, Psychology Law and Economics (PPLE)

  • The PPLE programme offers student for a day opportunities throughout the year. Take a look at their events list to see when the next PPLE 'Student for a day’ event will take place.

Dutch-taught programmes

You can also shadow a student for many of the Dutch-taught Bachelor's programmes. Registration will reopen from October.

Published by  University of Amsterdam

14 June 2017