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Office of International Student Affairs

The Office of International Student Affairs (BIS) is the central international office of the UvA and is situated at the Roeterseiland Campus, Building J/K (2nd floor), Valckenierstraat 65-67, Amsterdam. 

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.

In an effort to mitigate the risk of transmission of the Covid-19 virus in our community, the Office of International Student Affairs is working remotely and their services have moved online.

50 Year Anniversary: share your story!

The Office of International Student Affairs would like to celebrate its 50th anniversary with you. Not only by telling you about our story. But foremost, by asking you for yours. So, we cordially invite you to share it with us!


Email (outbound global student mobility; students going abroad) (inbound global student mobility; students coming to Amsterdam) (other international opportunities student mobility) (global partnerships) (Direct Loan Program & Private Loan Program) (Amsterdam Merit & other scholarships) (Erasmus+ grants) (other forms of financial support)

Internet (student mobility) (outbound student mobility) (inbound global student mobility) (scholarships & loans) (global & Erasmus student engagement) (Erasmus Student Network Amsterdam)

Social Media

Global student ambassadors: 

Erasmus student ambassadors:

Postal address

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

Visiting address

Roeterseiland Campus
Building J/K
Valckenierstraat 65-67
1018 XE Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Directions to Building J/K

Department Head

Ms. Linda van der Weg
Student Careers Centre & Office of International Student Affairs


Ms. Willeke Jeeninga
global partnerships


Mr. Guido de Wilde
global student experience & engagement

Institutional Coordinator

Ms. Carine de Wilde
erasmus & financial aid experience & engagement

Liaison Officers

Ms. Ingeborg de Brieder
global student mobility & partnerships

Mr. Maarten Terpstra
global student mobility & engagement

Ms. Mascha Kraak
global student mobility & experience

Mr. Jur Kous
global student mobility & experience

Ms. Abigail Tjhay
global student mobility & experience

Ms. Danna Harmsen
other international opportunities student mobility & engagement

Erasmus Project Officer

Mr. Pieter van Niel
erasmus+ grants

Funds & Scholarships Officers

Ms. Jenny Fang
financial aid, erasmus scholarships & loans

Ms. Manisha Kalloe
financial aid, erasmus scholarships & loans

Mr. Tjibbe Hiemstra
financial aid, erasmus scholarships & loans

Ms. Arezoo Fedai
financial aid, erasmus scholarships & loans

Student Assistant

Ms. Luca Meijer
global student mobility & partnerships

Student Assistant

Mr. Jonli So