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There are various communities that welcome students and employees of the University of Amsterdam.

Jong UvA

Jong UvA is the network for young UvA employees. Are you an UvA employee of 35 years or younger? Then you can join Jong UvA.

Read more about Jong UvA

UvA Pride

UvA Pride is a social network and platform for emancipation and knowledge sharing for the LGBTQ+ community within the University of Amsterdam. Join their network and share your idea for a fun social activity or an interesting lecture for the community.

Read more about UvA Pride


UvA IDEAs is a platform run by students with a disability who are committed to creating an accessible and inclusive UvA. There are here to help all students who have a disability and/or chronic illness who want to meet like-minded people.

Read more about UvA IDEAs

Caribbean-Dutch students

At the HvAnti network, Caribbean-Dutch students help each other study and live in the Netherlands. Get to know people with a Caribbean background who are new in the Netherlands as well or who have been living and studying in the Netherlands for a while. Join HvAnti.

Read more about HvAnti

Surinamese students

Especially for Surinamese students who want to study in the Netherlands there’s the programme ‘Succesful from Suriname to the UvA’.  This project wants to support both current and prospective Surinamese students at the UvA before, during and after their studies at the UvA.

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Support for refugees

There are several initiatives for refugees who want to study at the University of Amsterdam or want to gain work experience at the university.

Read more information about support for refugees

CARE Amsterdam for safe spaces

CARE is an initiative that provides support and safe spaces for victims/survivors of sexual violence, students and staff struggling with their mental health and BIPOC students. Within a safe and judgement-free community you can share your experiences, concerns, and coping skills. The groups are led by qualified psychologists.

Read more about CARE