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Important: Do not travel to Amsterdam if you have not secured housing before 15 August 2022

In case you haven’t found a proper place to live by 15 August, we strongly advise you not to travel to Amsterdam, and to change the plans for your studies accordingly.

Please do not travel to Amsterdam if you have no residence

As you might know, the Amsterdam housing market is extremely challenging. Therefore, we urge you not to come to Amsterdam for your studies unless you have secured proper housing by 15 August 2022. Without the guarantee of a residence, you will likely find yourself in an unsustainable position. That means, you would have to resort to (expensive) hotels or hostels, and that situation is likely to last for an extended period after your arrival.

Change your plans accordingly

Like every student, it is vital that you can start the academic year and your adventures abroad without the stress of possibly being homeless. If you have not succeeded in finding a place to live, we urge you to change your plans to study in Amsterdam accordingly. If you decide not commence your studies at the UvA, please withdraw your request(s) for enrolment in Studielink (if you are a Bachelor's or Master's student), or contact the international office of your preferred faculty (if you are an Exchange student).