For questions regarding full-time enrolment and tuition fees or to collect a student card, please visit the Student Desk.
International Support Services
Contact information International Support Services
Opening hours & location ISD
Monday to Friday from 13.00-15.00h. Location: ground floor, main building (HG), next to the Student Desk and IT Desk.
Please note, due to measures related to the coronavirus, our desk is closed until further notice. However, you will be able to reach the International Office via the contact details below.
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
- Immigration services for staff (employees and guests)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Appointment (by telephone only): schedule an appointment. Telephone (Mon-Fri between 09:00-12:00): +31 (0)20 598 1813
- Incoming exchange students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone and 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 email@example.com. Telephone and 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. In case you have any further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointment: 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