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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 SBS International or Amsterdam United or visit the UvA's Sports Centre or CREA.

Study associations

Each discipline within the Graduate School of Social Sciences has its own student association. These associations organise social and study related events and often play an important role in department and faculty committees.

Anthropology - Kwakiutl

Geography and Planning - Sarphati

Political Science - Machiavelli

Sociology - Sociologisch EpiCentrum

SBS International

SBS International

Especially for international students SBS International organises events in English. SBS International is an initiative of several study associations and organisations within social and behavioural sciences. Students can meet Dutch and international students at social and study related events and can discuss issues that are related to the university or study programmes with fellow students.

SBS International on Facebook

Amsterdam United

Student platform Amsterdam United

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

  • organising open activities like film screenings, lectures and debates on diversity
  • setting up special projects, like a mentor project in which AU coaches students with various backgrounds during their study period. 

'Diversity' covers cultural, religious, political as well as sexual diversity. Amsterdam United aims at making students feel comfortable to shape and express their identity.

Board Amsterdam United

Amsterdam United on Facebook

I, Too, Am UvA campaign to raise attention to diversity issues

Sport, culture and other student organisations

If you would like to go to a sports & fitness centre before or after class, you can visit the University Sports Centre (USC). Or would you rather take up a creative course in photography or theatre for example? Then visit CREA, the cultural organisation of the UvA.

For other options to meet fellow students, check the list with student organisations.

Other international student organisations at UvA