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Start appointment

Student Services will help you through the necessary procedures at the start of your UvA career.

1. During the enrolment procedure

Moving to a different country or city may seem like a hassle. Student Services helps you through the procedures. Starting with the enrolment procedure - while you're still abroad: 

  • Arranging a visa/residence permit (if applicable)
  • Signing up for the introduction programmes
  • Preparing for your arrival in Amsterdam

2. During the Start appointment

After you've successfully submitted your file for immigration, you will be invited to book a Start Appointment during which we will take care of:

  • Your student card
  • Your residence permit (not applicable to EU/EEA students)
  • Registering with the municipality of Amsterdam (or Diemen), which will provide you with a BSN number (social security number)
  • Receive information on how to open a Dutch bank account
  • Information on the UvA and Amsterdam and, of course, any further questions you may have.


You can now register for the All-inclusive Start appointment (also including Pick-up service) and the Regular Start appointment.

Choose and book your appointment