To meet fellow students and take part in social and study-related activities, you can become a member of a study association, join events organised by Amsterdam United, or participate in sports or cultural events.
The Graduate School of Child Development and Education has its own study association. This association organises social and study related events and often plays an important role in department and faculty committees.
Amsterdam United (AU) is a student platform within the University of Amsterdam with a focus on diversity. AU seeks to make diversity a central theme within the UvA through
'Diversity' covers cultural, religious, political as well as sexual diversity. Amsterdam United aims at making students feel comfortable to shape and express their identity.
There are a variety of student associations with an international focus. Many offer activities and services that are specifically orientated towards international students.
Students and employees of the University of Amsterdam can use various sports & fitness facilities of the University Sports Centre (USC).
Interested in taking up a creative course? Cultural student centre Crea organises over 160 courses to choose from: from photography to theatre, from fine arts to writing.
Crea also has its own cafe with sunny terrace and offers a full agenda filled with film, theatre, music, debate, lectures, documentary and festivals.