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Exchange Programme
Science

After application

Acceptance

Within six weeks after the application deadline all students will receive information on the status of their application.

If your application is positively evaluated, you will receive an email with an offer to study at the University of Amsterdam as an exchange student. 

If your application is not positively evaluated (e.g. missing documents, lacking prerequisites) you will be notified by email within six weeks.

Course registration

Exchange students do not have to register/enrol for courses themselves. We will endeavour to enrol you in your preferred courses as you have indicated in the application form. However, this cannot always be guaranteed. Enrolment is subject to course availability and faculty approval. Information about enrolment for courses and notifications whether or not it is possible to enrol for a course will be sent to you in separate emails after acceptance. 

Learning agreement and other documents

Home universities often require specific documents to be signed by the Student Exchange Office of the Faculty of Science. The most common are the Learning Agreement and Confirmation of Arrival.

The Learning Agreement is signed once we have sent you a confirmation of enrolment for all courses.

The Confirmation of Arrival is signed once you arrive in Amsterdam, usually during the welcome meeting at the Faculty of Science.  

Housing

Shortly after acceptance you will receive an email about the application procedure for student housing. Please keep in mind that it is difficult to find student housing on your own in Amsterdam, therefore we advise all students make use of the student housing offered by the university. 

Practical information

Moving to Amsterdam to start your exchange is an exciting experience. To help you with the transition, the UvA has various services and support facilities. In this section, you can find out how to arrange your visa or residence permit, your insurance, and other practical matters.