The UvA has four campuses located across Amsterdam. Some classes are in quaint old buildings overlooking the canals, others in high-tech laboratories.
Library and study centres
Apart from the large central University Library (UB) in the city centre, there are several faculty libraries, and together they hold around four million volumes and a large collection of manuscripts.
On campuses, there are plenty places to study, in study centres or otherwise.
Sports and Culture
Archery, boxing, bouldering, speed skating, water polo: the University Sports Centre (USC) offers students a great variety of sports at discount rates. The main building Universum has a large gym, a climbing wall, squash courts and other facilities.
CREA is the UvA’s cultural centre and a great place to meet creative minds. There are courses in music, fine arts, dance, writing, media. CREA and the CREA café are located right in the middle of the Roeterseiland Campus.
Studying with a disability
The UvA would like students to develop themselves in a stimulating and pleasant setting. In case you have a disability, dyslexia or chronic illness, special adjustments and support might be needed.
Diversity and inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are important core values for the UvA.
Food and drinks
Every campus has a central ‘Base’ meeting place in the heart of the campus, with different food vendors and additional amenities where appropriate.
Amsterdam has a thriving student community with various student associations. There are plenty of organisations and activities for students to participate in alongside their studies.
Would you like to learn Dutch or another language, or take an English language proficiency test? Students get a discount at UvA-affiliated language institutes.