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Practical matters

Information for international students

Moving to a new city and beginning a new study is an exciting experience. To help you with the transition, we have various services and support facilities.

In this section, you can find out how to arrange your visa or residence permit, your insurance, and a place to live. 

If you have any general questions about practical matters or studying, our Central Student Service Desk is your first point of contact. 

START Magazine 2019-2020

Start Newsletters

Once you have been admitted to the UvA, you will receive our Start Newsletters with instructions for finalising your enrolment and information on practical matters related to studying abroad. Please read this information carefully - it will help to ensure a smooth start at the UvA.

Start Newsletter 2019-2020 - no 1 - 6 June 2019 (PDF, 5 p.)