Akash, from India, is a Master’s student in Artificial Intelligence.
Study programme: Artificial Intelligence
Programme type: Master’s
The UvA has one of the best programmes for Artificial Intelligence in Europe. The research is world-renowned. The course is also very international, with students from different backgrounds and cultures.
I believe Amsterdam is one of the most interesting, liveliest cities. Around the clock, I can always find new things to do that enrich my experience here.
One of the most interesting things about Dutch culture is the bicycles! I have seen more types of bicycles than anything else. You can go anywhere in Amsterdam with your bicycle. The city is perfect for cycling.
Upon arriving in Amsterdam, I made use of the UvA’s START appointment. The Central Student Service Desk at the UvA is very helpful. They help take care of all the practical matters - residence permit, bank account, BSN number.
The Dutch crash course during the Introduction week was especially interesting. On our introduction day, we had a fun canal cruise through the canals after singing a Dutch song! Introduction week helps you make new friends, explore and become familiar with the city.