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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.


‘Student for a day’ activities for Bachelor's programmes take place between 1 October and 1 May. The exact dates differ for each programme. The activities for PPLE and AUC take place more often.

What does it involve?

The activities differ per programme. For some programmes, you will spend part of a day with a current student, attending a lecture/seminar and getting to know the campus. 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?

  • You need to 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.

Participating programmes

  • Ancient Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
  • Linguistics
  • Literary and Cultural Analysis
  • Media and Culture
  • Media and Information
  • Psychology
  • Sign Language Linguistics


Programmes with alternative Student for a day activities

Amsterdam University College (Liberal Arts & Sciences):

Find out more about student experience days on the AUC website

PPLE (Psychology, Political Science, Law & Economics):

View upcoming PPLE events

Date + time: Monday, 23 September, 11:00-13:00
Location: Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, building A
Topic: Psychology: The Psychology of Vision

Register to become a Psychology student for a day