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International Support Services

Our International Office offers excellent services and will assist you before, during and after your studies at VU Amsterdam.

If you have practical questions about your stay in the Netherlands or if you would just like to talk to someone from the International Office, you can come by the Global Room on Tuesday or Thursday between 13:00 and 15:00. The Global Room is located in the Main Building (HG-1A36).

If you have specific questions, please contact the relevant team within the International Office via the contact details below.

For questions regarding full-time enrolment and tuition fees or to collect a student card, please visit the Student Desk

Contact information International Support Services

  • International Student Advisors

    Every international degree programme has its own International Student Advisor(s), also called ISAs, who are happy to help you during the application process. The ISA will be your main point of contact and can help with questions about the programme, admission requirements or the application procedure. You will be able to find the contact details of our International Student Advisors via this link

  • Immigration services for students

    Our services team assists students with the immigration procedure. If you have any questions about your visa or residence permit via studentimmigration@vu.nl. Appointment (by telephone only): schedule an appointment. Telephone: +31 (0)20 598 3078

  • Immigration services for staff (employees and guests)

    The services team also assists staff with the immigration procedure. If you have any questions about your visa or residence permit, please reach out to our immigration team via immigration@vu.nl. Telephone: +31 (0)20 598 2955

  • Accommodation for students

    The International Office offers accommodation to international students in the first year of their English-taught degree programme. The number of rooms available is limited so we cannot guarantee accommodation for every student. If you have any questions about accommodation in Amsterdam, please reach out to studentaccommodation@vu.nl. Appointment (by telephone only): schedule an appointment. Telephone (Mon-Fri between 09:00-12:00): +31 (0)20 598 1813

  • Accommodation for staff

    VU Amsterdam has a limited number of studios available. These studios are offered exclusively for international (non-Dutch) staff, guests and PhD candidates who do not yet live in the Netherlands. If you have any questions about accommodation in Amsterdam, please reach out to accommodation@vu.nl. Appointment (by telephone only): schedule an appointment. Telephone (Mon-Fri between 09:00-12:00): +31 (0)20 598 1813

  • Incoming exchange students

    If you are an incoming exchange student or if you have any questions about our exchange programme, please contact the members of the incoming exchange team via incoming@vu.nl. Appointment (by telephone only): schedule an appointment. Telephone and more information via this link

  • Semester in Amsterdam

    Semester in Amsterdam is an all-inclusive, non-degree programme for students wishing to study in Amsterdam for one semester or a full academic year. Semester in Amsterdam serves as an alternative to the Exchange Programme at VU Amsterdam. For further questions please reach out to semesterinamsterdam@vu.nl. Telephone: +31 (0)20 59 86506. More information via this link

  • Summer & Winter School

    VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses at Bachelor and Master level. VU Graduate Winter School offers a variety of intensive, trans-disciplinary online short courses for Master students, PhD candidates and professionals. Please reach out to amsterdamsummerschool@vu.nl. Telephone: +31 (0)20 59 86429. More information via this link

  • Outgoing exchange students

    During your degree programme, you have the opportunity to study abroad. As an exchange student, you will study at a VU Amsterdam partner university for a semester. More information can be found on this page. In case you have any further questions, please contact outgoing@vu.nl. Appointment (via Zoom only): schedule an appointment. Telephone: +31 (0)20 59 85745

  • Career Development Services

    More and more international students that study in Amsterdam, also wish to start their first job in the area. To guide students in finding a job, and more important even, in finding a matching career, we offer Career Development Services.

  • Introduction activities

    We offer an online introduction in August where you can get to know your fellow students. We will also provide you with practical information about steps to take once you arrive. The programme for Bachelor's and Master's students slightly differs.