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Bachelor's

Rado (Belgium)

Rado, from Belgium, is a Bachelor's student in Economics and Business.

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About Rado

Country: Belgium
Study programme: Economics and Business Economics
Programme type: Bachelor of Science

Why UvA?

I was born in Amsterdam but when I was very young my parents and I moved to Belgium and received my education there. So, after I had finished high school, I immediately started to look at universities in the Netherlands. While I was doing research, I realized that UvA was a highly ranked and an internationally respected university. These two reasons made the UvA jump to the top of my list as an obvious choice for me.

Life in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city that is full of life and excitement. The people are friendly, and the atmosphere is amazing. Every day you get to enjoy seeing the beautiful canals. Just keep your eyes open because there are bikes racing down the street everywhere, and make sure to always carry an umbrella! The only thing that you need to keep in mind is that Amsterdam is a very expensive city to live in (both in terms of rent and groceries).

Studying at the UvA

While the University of Amsterdam is a very good university, it may not be a good fit for everyone. The UvA is perfect for students that have a lot of self-discipline. Since we do not have many lectures or tutorials, a lot of the work is self-study, which is manageable if you don’t get too distracted with everything this city has to offer. Once you find the right balance living in Amsterdam and participating in your studies is both rewarding and fun.

Tips for students

Try to get the right balance. We do not get many lectures or tutorials, a lot of the work is self-study, which is manageable if you don’t get too distracted with everything this city has to offer. Once you find the right balance living in Amsterdam and participating in your studies is both rewarding and fun.