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Student for a day

Spend a day at the UvA and discover what university studies and student life are really like. From October to May you can sign up through this page to either shadow a student at the University or take part in a special sample programme for prospective students.

Amsterdam University College (Liberal Arts & Sciences)

To sign up and find more information about being a AUC student for a day visit their website.

Find out more about student experience days on the AUC website

PPLE (Psychology, Political Science, Law & Economics)

To sign up and find more information about being a PPLE student for a day visit their event list.

View upcoming PPLE events


Get to know the Bachelor's in Psychology by becoming a student for a day on Monday, 23 September. The topic for the day will be 'Psychology: The Psychology of Vision)
Date + time: Monday, 23 September, 11:00-13:00
Location: Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, building A

Register to become a Psychology student for a day


‘Student for a day’ activities for Bachelor's programmes take place between October and May. The exact dates differ for each programme. The activities for PPLE and AUC take place more often - see the links above for more details.

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?

Once you have a good idea of which Bachelor's programme you'd like to take, you can sign up to become a student for a day. You will also need to meet the following 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.