FAQs per topic
Find information about each topic in our list of FAQs.
Can I travel to the Netherlands as a non-EU/EEA student?
As a student you are exempted from the EU travel ban and you are allowed to travel to the Netherlands if you have received the IND decision letter stating that you will receive a residence permit for study. You will receive this IND decision letter from the immigration office of the UvA. You have to carry this with you while you travel.
You must bring the letter stating that you will receive a residence permit (kennisgeving) when you travel to the Netherlands. If a family member is accompanying, they must have a copy of your IND letter as well.
Corona-virus measures in the Netherlands, vaccines and self-quarantine
Can I get vaccinated against COVID-19 when temporarily in the Netherlands?
International students can get their vaccination in Amsterdam any time after their arrival in the Netherlands.
You are welcome to visit the GGD Amsterdam vaccination locations. You do not have to make an appointment. You can come to get your first or second shot, but also for answers to any questions you may have about getting vaccinated. In several areas of the city of Amsterdam you can get vaccinated by mobile units.
Do I get a proof of my vaccination in the CoronaCheck-app if I am not registered in the BRP?
No, if you are not registered in the BRP yet, you don’t get the QR-code. However, as soon as you have been registered, you can add your BSN number in the app and you will receive the QR-code. It is important to keep your patient number, since you need it to register your BSN number.
Where do I find the proof that I have been vaccinated?
In the CoronaCheck-app, you can find a QR-code that indicates that you are fully vaccinated. You can download the app in the Appstore and Playstore.
- Which measures is the Dutch government taking during the coronavirus in the Netherlands?
- Which measures will apply to me if I travel to the Netherlands?
Am I obliged to have proof of a corona vaccination before starting my programme?
While we hope that everyone who studies and works at the UvA chooses to get vaccinated, everyone is free to decide this for themselves. This means we will not be requiring a vaccination certificate or negative test certificate. We are counting on everyone to take responsibility to prevent further infections. Do you have any symptoms? If so, stay at home and ask for a test at the GGD.
- What should I do if I develop Corona-related symptoms while I am in the Netherlands?
Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in the Netherlands?
You can find the information on self-quarantine on this website.
Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 when I land at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport?
Please check the latest information at www.schiphol.nl.
Should my roommates also self-quarantine?
You can find the latest information by using the quarantine travel check.
Can I come to the campus during my self-quarantine?
No, as you are expected to stay at home during your self-quarantine you cannot go outside or visit the UvA campuses.
What should I do if I need medical assistance?
For medical assistance, the usual practice in the Netherlands is for a patient to have an initial consultation with a general practitioner, before making an appointment with a specialist in hospital. As a student in Amsterdam you can contact the General Practitioners Practice UvA if you need medical assistance. Do not visit the practice, please call first.
Application & admission
For questions regarding Application & Admission please visit this page.
Inbound exchange (international students coming to the UvA)
For Covid-related questions on international exchange students coming to the UvA, please visit the inbound exchange FAQ.
Outbound Study Abroad (current UvA students going abroad)
For Covid-related questions on current UvA students going abroad on an exchange programme, internship or graduation project, please visit the outbound Study Abroad FAQ.