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The Office of International Student Affairs (BIS) is the central international office of the UvA and is situated at the Roeterseiland Campus. 

The office provides support and oversight for various aspects of international student affairs.

It oversees and manages global student mobility, facilitates (international) student engagement including the award-winning Cultural Exchange Ambassador Programme, administers and disburses student scholarships and loans and collaborate with academic units and faculty international offices to cultivate and build strategic partnerships and collaborations around the world.


International visit request form

Arranging an official visit
Intending official visitors are asked to complete the International Visit Request Form at least six weeks prior to the intended visit date. The Office of International Student Affairs will then liaise within the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and advise the sender of the outcome of the request. Please note, the UvA is unable to service all requests.

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Snapshots of study abroad student experiences in exchange, summer school, conference, scholarships, student loans, and virtual mobility:

Events and Dutch integration for exchange and international students:

Postal address

University of Amsterdam
Student Services
International Student Affairs
Valckenierstraat 59 - P.O. Box 15832
The Netherlands

Visiting address

Roeterseiland Campus
Building E, ground floor, central hall
Central Student Service Desk
Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Directions to Building E

Department Head

Bertine van Hoof (she/her)
Office of International Student Affairs & Student Careers Centre

Interim Department Head

Janneke van Marle (she/her)
Office of International Student Affairs & Student Careers Centre


Willeke Jeeninga (she/her)
global partnerships


Guido de Wilde (he/him)
global student experience & engagement (also Unitas 21 Officer)

Institutional Coordinator

Jan Kostelijk (he/him)
erasmus & financial aid experience & engagement

Liaison Officers

Ingeborg de Brieder (she/her)
global student mobility & partnerships

Maarten Terpstra (he/him)
global student mobility inbound & ESN contact person

Jurgen Rood (he/him)
global student mobility inbound

Lisette Hirschhauser (she/her)
global student mobility outbound

Charazed Amiri (she/her)
global student mobility outbound

Evi Rongen (she/her)
global student mobility outbound

Julia Brandsteder (she/her)
global student mobility outbound

Aïsha Daw (she/her)
short-term learning opportunities (INCiTE, NICE, U21, UNICA)

Funds & Scholarships Officers

Jenny Fang (she/her)
financial aid, loans & erasmus scholarships

Manisha Kalloe (she/her)
financial aid, loans & erasmus scholarships

Tjibbe Hiemstra (he/him)
erasmus scholarships

Arezoo Fedai (she/her)
erasmus scholarships

Student Assistant

Mohamed El-Hirech (he/him)
global student mobility & partnerships