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Before you arrive

There are various practical matters that must be dealt with before beginning your exchange programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

On the pages below, you will find more information about the visa application process and housing possibilities.

Visa application process and housing possibilities

Do you have any questions about our exchange programme?

During your stay in Amsterdam, you can either contact us through e-mail or visit us during the office hours of the International Service Desk (currently closed due to Covid-19).

If you have questions about the exchange programme, you can schedule a 15-minute appointment by phone with a member of the incoming exchange team. You can book an appointment on Tuesdays between 1 and 2 PM, Dutch standard time. Please use our online tool to schedule an appointment.


  • Arnold Pannenborg
  • Incoming Exchange Officer
Arnold Pannenborg, International Officer
  • Neira Becar
  • Incoming Exchange Officer
Neira Becar, International Officer
  • Karoline von dem Berge
  • Incoming Exchange Officer
Karoline von dem Berge, International Officer