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Accepted students can find an overview of some essential documents and where to find need-to-know practical information to get started as a student at Amsterdam University College.
How to contact AUC
  • AUC Admissions Office Hours

    Do you have a question about our admissions requirements, application procedure, grades needed or the process of enrolling at AUC? Please contact our Admissions Office directly using the link below and select "Admissions/application" as the subject of your question. This will ensure that our Admissions Officers have the time to carefully consider your enquiry and give you a complete answer.

    Talk to an Admissions Officer

    If you would like to speak directly with our Admissions Office, you can: 

    • Join the Zoom Office Hour on Tuesdays from 13.00 to 14.00
    • Call + 31 (0)20 525 8787 on Wednesdays from 16.30 to 17.30

    Visit the page below to access the Zoom link. 

  • Use the Digital AUC Service Desk

    Do you have a question that's not answered on the website or in the information you've received? You can open a "call" in the Digital AUC Service Desk. This will allow us to send your question directly to the correct staff member who can work to resolve your issue. 

    Please allow for up to four (4) working days for us to answer your question. After opening a "call", you will receive a confirmation email and "call" number. Please save this number for future reference to avoid opening multiple calls on the same topic.

Information about your offer
  • AUC Welcome Webinars: February & April

    Students who receive an offer to study at AUC will also be invited to a webinar with our Admissions Office. These webinars will explain important details about your offer, discuss what steps you need to take to confirm your offer and how to start your enrolment at AUC. We'll also cover what you can expect in the coming months in terms of communications, deadlines and things you may need to arrange such as entry visas and how to select your room. 

    Webinars for students with an offer of admission to AUC

    • 21 February 2024: "About your offer" webinar for early-bird applicants
    • 17 April 2024: "About your offer" webinar for regular deadline applicants

    You will be invited to register for these webinars by email.  

  • Campus visits & Social Kick-offs for accepted students

    We receive applications from all over the world and understand that some applicants may not have had the chance to visit AUC before accepting their offer. While students and parents/guardians are welcome to join a campus tour that fits their schedules (held on Tuesdays and Thursdays), we're organising two special days specifically for accepted students. In addition to touring the academic building and meeting current students, you'll be able to visit the student residences and view different types of rooms. 

    Campus visit & Social Kick-offs for Accepted Students

    • Dates: 16 May & 22 May
    • Registration: You will be able to sign up by email.
  • Accept your offer in Embark

    Early-bird applicants

    Accept your offer by 7 March

    Early-bird applicants (applying before the 1 December deadline) will receive a decision on admission in the first week of February. If you've been admitted to AUC, you will receive an email with instructions on how to accept your offer in Embark. The deadline to accept your offer is 7 March 2024 at 23:59 (CEST).  

    Regular deadline applicants

    Accept your offer by 27 April

    Regular deadline applicants (applying before the 1 February deadline) will receive a decision on admission in the first week of April. If you've been admitted to AUC, you will receive an email with instructions on how to accept your offer in Embark. The deadline to accept your offer is 27 April 2024.

    Don't wait until the last minute

    If you're accepting your offer to study at AUC, don't wait until the last minute to accept your offer in Embark. You should do so as soon as possible to ensure the acceptance is received and processed on time. 

Administration: actions you need to take
  • Step 1: Finalise your enrolment in Studielink [in May]
  • Step 2: Immigration procedures (non-EU/EEA students)

    If you are a non-EU/EEA national, the UvA Immigration Office will contact you after you have completed your enrolment in Studielink. You will typically receive this email in early May. 

    As an international student who is not an EU/EEA national, all visas, permits and other issues involving immigration will be handled by the University of Amsterdam (UvA). After you have accepted your offer to study at AUC, our Admissions Office will inform the UvA's Immigration Office who will in turn contact you by email. The UvA Immigration Office usually contacts international students starting in early May.

    Please note that the UvA uses your nationality (not residency status) when determining the necessary protocols for completing immigration documents and procedures. 

    Applying for a residence permit (VVR) and/or entry visa (MVV)

    Depending on your nationality and the country you'll be coming from, you will be asked to upload several documents to apply for your residence permit. All international students who are not EU/EEA nationals need to apply for a Dutch residence permit (VVR). After receiving your documents, the UvA Immigration Office will review your application. If it's deemed complete, they will submit your application to the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). Once the IND has approved your application (which can take some time), they will inform the UvA who will contact you about the approval. 

    Entry visas (MVV)

    Should you need a visa to enter the Netherlands (check which countries require a visa here), you will be instructed to make an appointment with the Dutch embassy in your home country to have your biometrics taken and receive your entry visa. This will allow you to travel to the Netherlands. 

    Collecting your residence permit 

    You will be informed by email of a specific date and location where you can collect your residence permit from the IND. The University of Amsterdam typically arranges two days in September when international students can visit an IND location to collect their permits.  

    UvA Immigration Office as your point of contact

    The UvA has support systems, specialists and years of experience in helping international students get settled in the Netherlands. Information regarding issues related to migration, visas, residence permits and more practical matters for international students such as insurance will be communicated to you by the University of Amsterdam. You can find more information on visas and residence permits by following the link below.

  • Step 3: Submit transfer of credit requests [by 15 June]

    If you have already completed or will complete (the equivalent of) at least 30 European credit points (ecp), you can apply for a transfer of credit up to 30 ecp (and in exceptional cases 60 ecp). You can send the completed transfer of credit request form and all required accompanying documentation to AUC Admissions before 15 June 2024. Make sure to complete this request on time. While you can submit course waiver requests at any time throughout your time at AUC, a transfer of credit can only be requested before you start at AUC (and with a deadline of 15 June). 

    You can find more information about the difference between course waivers and transfer of credit requests, along with how to request a transfer of credit, via the link below.

  • Step 4: Submit official diplomas & test results [by 1 July]

    Submit all required documents by 1 July

    All offers made by AUC are conditional until we receive your final secondary school diploma(s), transcripts and test results/final exam scores (if applicable). Please make sure our Admissions Office receives these before 1 July.

    Education systems that release results after 1 July

    Our Admissions Office is aware that certain education systems only release the final results, transcripts and/or diplomas shortly after this deadline (A-Levels, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate, etc.). If you're part of one of these systems, simply send the documents to our Admissions Office as soon as possible. 

    Substantial delay in sending documents? Contact AUC Admissions

    If you already know that there will be a substantial delay in receiving these documents (i.e. you won't receive them by 23 August), please contact our Admissions Office.

    How to submit your documents

    Certified digital copies

    AUC can accept certified digital copies of transcripts and test results when sent directly by your secondary school or issuing institution. Certified digital copies of transcripts, grades or results can be sent to servicedesk@auc.nl. Please note that certain test and exam results (including AP results, IELTS, CAE and TOEFL results) must be sent directly to AUC from the issuing institution. These test results cannot be sent by you or your secondary school. 

    Certified paper copies

    You can send certified paper copies of your official documents by post to AUC's postal address. We strongly recommend using a courier service to ensure that these are delivered securely.

    Postal address
    Amsterdam University College
    t.a.v Admissions Office
    PO Box 94160
    1090 GD Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    Using DHL as a courier service? Use AUC's visiting address
    If you are using DHL to send your documents, you must send them to AUC's visiting address

    Please note that it is your responsibility to make sure the necessary documents are sent and received by the Admissions Office on time. If you're unsure if certain documents have been received, please contact our Admissions Office to check.

    OMPT test results

    If you are required to take an OMPT test to fulfil a maths admissions requirement, or if you've indicated that you'll be taking an OMPT test to remedy a deficiency, please make sure the passing results are received by the Admissions Office before 1 July. If the results are not received before 1 July, you will not have met the conditions for entry to AUC. This means that your offer of admission will no longer be valid and you will not be able to start your studies. 

    Having the cost of OMPT covered by AUC

    In the case that your maths system is not listed on our website and you will take the OMPT test before 1 April 2024, you may be eligible to have the cost of your OMPT test covered by AUC. Please contact the admissions team to discuss the details of having these costs covered by sending an email

  • Step 5: Pay your tuition [by 31 August]

    Pay your tuition fees before 31 August

    AUC does not participate directly in the processing of tuition fees. All AUC students pay their tuition fees to the University of Amsterdam (UvA). You can choose from four ways to pay your tuition fees. Please note that you must pay your tuition fee before 31 August to finalise your enrolment in Studielink. 

    It is important to note that if you want to pay your tuition fee in instalments (instead of all at once), you'll need to use the "Digital authorisation (direct debit)" option. To use this option, you'll need a bank located in the SEPA area

    Timeline for paying tuition fee

    In May (at the earliest), you will receive a message from Studielink about the amount of the tuition for the coming academic year and how to arrange payment. You need to ensure that payment of the tuition fee is arranged by 31 August at the latest. It's good to note that arranging the payment of the tuition fee does not always automatically mean your enrolment has been completed. You should always check the status of your enrolment in SIS.

    If you cancel your enrolment in Studielink prior to 31 August, you will not have to pay any tuition fees. Any digital direct debit authorisation you issued will then be cancelled and any excess tuition fee you paid will be automatically refunded. Please note that this only applies to the tuition fee and not housing fees.

  • Step 6: Arrange your insurance

    Health insurance is required; liability and household contents insurances are strongly recommended

    All students are required by law to have appropriate health insurance when studying in the Netherlands. Students are also advised to take out an appropriate general third-party insurance. Please note that liability insurance is mandatory for non-EEA/EU students when requesting a residence permit through the UvA.

    Make sure you're covered

    Before you come to the Netherlands, we encourage you to carefully check whether your insurance will cover the complete period of your stay abroad and what type of coverage it provides. Health insurance, liability insurance and insurance against fire and theft are all either required and/or strongly recommended.

    You can find more information about the various types of insurance, how to take out a policy and other practical issues (such as working during your studies as an international student) as they relate to insurance in the Netherlands via the link below.

  • Step 7: Submit course preferences for the first semester

    Course registration for the first semester

    In July, you will receive an email from the AUC Registrar's team requesting you to submit your course preferences for the 16-week period of the first semester. Each semester at AUC is 20 weeks long and divided into a 16-week period (September to December; February to May) and a 4-week period (January; June). The form sent by the AUC Registrar will guide you through your options for selecting courses.

    Advice from your tutor for future registration

    In the future, you will register yourself for courses after meeting with your tutor. For the first 16-week period (meaning your first four courses), the Registrar will collect your preferences and create a course schedule for you. In the 4-week period of your first semester (January), you will typically take either "The Global Identity Experience" or another course of your choice (depending on your major).

  • Step 8: Request your student ID card

    Once you have your UvAnetID and finalised your housing selection and payment, you should request your University of Amsterdam student ID card. You can use your student card to identify yourself, borrow books in the library, print on campus and pay for things at vending machines.

    When can you apply for your UvA Student ID card?

    You can apply for your student ID card one month before the start of your studies at the UvA. You will need a UvAnetID in order to submit your application. Go to mijnuvapas.nl to upload a passport photo for your student ID card. This can prove difficult on a tablet or mobile phone, so please make sure to use a laptop or desktop computer.

    When will you receive your Student ID card?

    Make sure to apply for your student ID card on time.

    For international students

    Did you provide a home address outside of the Netherlands? In that case, an email will be sent to your UvA mail address (not your personal email) to let you know when you can pick up your new student ID card at one of the UvA service points. This process requires a valid identity document such as a passport or government ID card. 

    Students living in the Netherlands

    Did you apply for your student ID card before 1 September?
    If you registered using an address in the Netherlands and applied for your student ID card before 1 September, you will receive your card at your home address in the Netherlands. If you applied for your card before 1 September and have not received your student ID card by 14 September, please drop by one of the UvA service points or contact the Facility Services Service Desk.

    Did you apply for your student ID card after 1 September?
    Did you apply for your student ID card after 1 September? In that case, an email will be sent to your UvA mail address to let you know when you can pick up your new student ID card at one of the UvA service points. This process requires a valid identity document such as a passport or government ID card. 

  • Step 9: Review essential AUC documents and manuals

    There are a few key documents that you need to be aware of while studying at AUC. Ranging from helpful hints to important academic procedures and protocols, you can read and review these documents below. 

    1. Academic Standards and Procedures
    2. Explore student.auc.nl
    3. Social and Academic Codes of Conduct

    The Academic Standards and Procedures (AS&P) contain a complete explanation of the academic programme, including grading, requirements for graduating, attendance policies and more. While your academic tutor can assist you, it is your responsibility to read and understand the information in the AS&P. The student website (student.auc.nl) will answer many of your questions about being a student at AUC and contains an overview of the resources available to you, while the Social and Academic Codes of Conduct include information on what we expect from you as a member of the AUC community. The Board of Examiners Rules and Guidelines highlight the role of the Board of Examiners in upholding and interpreting the Academic Standards and Procedures. 

Housing
  • View the timeline for housing

    Overview of important dates to keep in mind.

    Activity Early-bird applicants Regular applicants
    Attend AUC housing webinar 23 April 21 May
    4-person Housing Mixer (only if registering for a 4-person house) 13 May 3 June
    Log in to uh.room.nl & view available rooms 15 May 5 June
    Select a room from available offers 16-17 May 6-10 June
    Sign contract, upload documents & pay 31 May 24 June
    Collect your keys and move-in From 1 August 2024 From 1 August 2024
  • Step 1: Review housing information & different room types

    If you accept your offer, you will pick your preferred room in May (arly-bird applicants) or June (regular deadline applicants) using uh.room.nl. This is a digital selection platform used by housing association DUWO. DUWO is the housing association that you will rent your room from. AUC has an agreement with DUWO, but does not directly own or manage the student residences.  

    Room types

    The rooms in the residences include single units (studios) and shared units (two or four students per unit). Some shared units are two- or three-room apartments, while others are large open-plan spaces. All units have a kitchen corner and private bathroom (toilet and shower). The prices, exact sizes and practical details of each room will be clearly listed in the uh.room.nl selection system. 

    Most rooms are unfurnished

    While there are a limited amount of furnished rooms available, the vast majority are unfurnished. It is indicated in the selection system whether a room is furnished or unfurnished.

    Unfurnished rooms
    If you select an unfurnished room (whether 2- or 4-person shared, or a single room) you will have to arrange your own furniture and appliances upon arrival. This includes bringing your own bed and kitchen appliances such as hotplates, a microwave and/or a refrigerator. 

    Furnished shared rooms
    If you select one of the furnished shared rooms, there will be a single bed, wardrobe, armchair, desk, chair and basic kitchen appliances (fridge, hot plates) for both you and your roommate. Each room will also include two basic kitchenware kits and a set of sheets, pillows and bedding. If you select a furnished room, you will need to move to another room in the student residences at the end of your first year as these are for short-stay occupancy (maximum of 1 year). There are no furnished single rooms.

    Living off-campus is not possible

    Please keep in mind that it is not possible to live off-campus for any of the three years of your degree. In some extreme circumstances, such as a severe housing shortage, AUC might ask students to volunteer to live off-campus. Should this be the case, a request would be shared with all students. No individual requests to live off-campus are taken into consideration.

  • Step 2: Attend the AUC Housing Webinar

    AUC Housing Webinars

    In April (early-bird applicants) and May (regular applicants), there will be webinars hosted by the Services and Communications team responsible for housing. These webinars will explain the details of the room selection procedure, what you should prepare, how to confirm your room, what you'll need to do to pay your deposit and what to keep in mind before moving in. 

  • Step 3: Selecting your room [single room or 2-person shared]

    Please note that this information refers to selecting a single room (studio) or 2-person shared room. There is a separate procedure for those selecting a place in a 4-person apartment.

    1. Activate your uh.room.nl account

    As explained, room selection will take place using ‘uh.room.nl’.  AUC will upload your information into the uh.room.nl platform. This will trigger an invitation to your email asking that you activate your account in the portal one day before housing selection opens. Once your account is activated, you will have one day to view all available rooms before the selection period starts. Room selection starts at 13.00 (CEST) on the day indicated and rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Depending on when you applied, you will be assigned a date on which you can make your selection from the available rooms in the residences. 

    2. Viewing available rooms and making your selection

    Early-bird applicants: 15-17 May

    Early-bird applicants will be able to log into uh.room.nl and view available rooms from 15 May, and can select a room from 16 May at 13:00 to 17 May at 16:00 (CEST). 

    Regular applicants: 5-10 June

    Regular applicants will be invited to log into uh.room.nl and view available rooms on 5 June and can then select a room from 6 June at 13:00 (CEST) to 10 June at 16:00 (CEST).

  • Step 3: Selecting your room [4-person shared apartment]

    Please note that this information refers to selecting a place in a 4-person apartment. There is a separate procedure for those who would like to select a single (studio) or 2-person shared apartment (see above). 

    1. Fill in the form for a 4-person apartment

    After the housing webinar takes place, you will receive a follow-up email with information about how to indicate your preference to live in a 4-person apartment. Please note that by completing the form, you will commit to living in a 4-person apartment and enter into a separate procedure. 

    • Early-bird deadline to commit to 4-person room: 6 May
    • Regular applicant deadline to commit to 4-person room: 29 May

    2. Join the 4-person online mixer

    We'll be hosting online roommate mixers specifically for those who commit to living in 4-person apartments. The programme will include introductions from current students living in 4-person units and a chance to meet other incoming classmates who want to live in a shared social space. You can discuss aspects that could be important when living together, such as whether members of a house are vegan, like sports, like to have guests over, etc.

    • Early-bird applicants 4-person online mixer: 13 May
    • Regular applicants 4-person online mixer: 3 June

    3. Submit your preferences & learn if there's a match

    After the 4-person mixer, you'll be able to submit your preferences for a house you would like to join. If there's a match, then the place in the apartment will be reserved for you and you'll be able to upload your documents, sign the housing contract and pay. If there is no match, you will be offered a place in another 4-person house. If you can't be allocated a place 4-person apartment, you will be able to select a room from the room selection system based on what is available (most likely a place in a shared 2-person room). 

    • Early-bird deadline results of the mixer: 16 May
    • Regular deadline results of the mixer: 6 June

    After learning which apartment you'll be joining, you will be able to upload your documents, sign the housing contract and pay using uh.room.nl. 

  • Step 4: Confirm your room

    Confirming your room

    Upload documents, sign your contract and pay

    For both early-bird and regular deadline applicants, all housing contracts offered will need to be signed, the appropriate documents uploaded and the first month of rent paid before a given deadline in order to confirm your room. If you select a room and do not confirm (by signing, uploading your documents and paying) before the given deadline, the reserved room will be allocated to another student. 

    Our advice is to take the required actions as soon as possible after you select a room. DUWO will need time to verify your documents (especially your identification), and only after their verification can you pay the first month's rent and receive a confirmation. 

    Deadlines

    • Early-bird applicants to sign the contract, upload documents and pay: 31 May
    • Regular applicants to sign the contract, upload documents and pay: 24 June

    Please note that if you do not sign the contract, upload the required documents and pay for the first month of rent by the date indicated in the portal, you will be placed on a waitlist for housing which means that a room can no longer be guaranteed (and you may not be able to study at AUC). 

  • Step 5: Collect your keys and move in

    How to collect your keys

    Your contract with DUWO will begin on 1 August 2024 (and you'll need to pay rent for August). DUWO will arrange dates and times when you can pick up your keys. If necessary, it's also possible to pick up your keys on an alternate date or time by making an individual appointment with DUWO. We recommend that all students move in at least a few weeks before the start of the Introduction Week (26 August - 30 August 2024) in order to have time to buy furniture and focus on getting settled.

    • Earliest date to pick up keys: Thursday 1 August 2024
  • Step 6: Furnishing your room

    It's important to keep in mind that most rooms in the AUC student residences are unfurnished. This means you will need to bring or buy all of your furniture and appliances. This can take more time than you expect.

    Contacting the former tenant of your room

    You may want to check if the current tenant of your room would be interested in selling some of their furniture or appliances. To contact the current tenant of the room you selected, you first need to sign your contract with DUWO. Once your contract has been signed and you have an account on duwo.nl, you can send a message to DUWO asking to be put in contact with the current tenant. Please follow these steps: 

    1. Go to the contact form: https://www.duwo.nl/en/contact/contact-form?login=1 (You need to be logged in) 
    2. As "Subject", please put "AUC" 
    3. In the explanation, please state that you are the new tenant of the room and include a way for the current tenant to contact you (email or phone number, for example). 
    4. DUWO will forward your message to the current tenant and they will initiate contact. 

    If the current tenant is interested in contacting you, you can typically expect an answer within a week.

    AUC Pop-Up Free Store in August

    Students who are currently living in the residences and moving out will be donating a variety of items they no longer need to the AUC Pop-UP Free Store throughout July. These items include things such as books, bikes, kitchenware, furniture, appliances and other practical household items as long as they are in good condition and fully functioning.  

    In August, the AUC Pop-UP Free Store will be open to all incoming students to take anything they may need for their room. By the start of the semester, any remaining items will be donated to a charity shop (“kringloop”), so they won't go to waste. The dates and locations will be announced closer to move-in.

    • Locations to be announced.

    Where are these locations? Use the Room Finder
    You may be wondering how to find these rooms in the student residences. The AUC Student Association has developed a tool to locate rooms in one of the three buildings. Access the AUCSA Room Finder.

Plan your arrival in Amsterdam
  • Transportation

    Amsterdam has an extensive transport network, comprising of trams, buses, trains, metros, and ferries, all operated primarily by the GVB (Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf). For seamless travel, the OV chip card is the most user-friendly option. With this card, you can hop on trains, buses, trams, and metros as it encompasses all these transport possibilities.

    OV-chip card

    To use an OV chip card, simply load it with travel credit at major train stations' ticket offices or the yellow ticket machines. These machines accept various payment methods like debit and credit cards, but do not accept banknotes. For train travel, make sure you have a minimum balance of €20 on your OV-chip card, while for other public transport there is no minimum requirement.

    It's worth noting that the GVB and the Dutch National Railways (NS) are distinct operators. Although you can purchase single tickets for your journeys, opting for the OV chip card streamlines your travel experience.

    Student mobility

    For students, Student Mobility is an independent organisation offering a customised public transport card, coupled with an ISIC Student ID, featuring special discounts for international students. This card covers all forms of public transport throughout the Netherlands, including trains, trams, metros and buses. Furthermore, upon arrival in the Netherlands, Student Mobility provides a reduced-rate train ticket. Additionally, they offer a programme for bike rental or purchase.

    For those seeking assistance in planning their routes, a helpful resource is the website https://9292.nl/en, which encompasses all modes of transport and provides valuable route planning information.

  • Registering with the municipality

    Every term, the University of Amsterdam arranges specific procedures with the local authorities of Amsterdam (Gemeente Amsterdam) to facilitate the registration of its students. These designated registration days are exclusively reserved for UvA and AUC students, and as an exception, you will receive your BSN (Burger Service Nummer - Citizen Service Number) immediately.

    To ensure a swift and efficient registration process, we kindly request that you refrain from making a regular appointment with the local authority outside of the designated moments.

    Registration Days in Amsterdam

    Registration can only be done in person and strictly on or after the start date of your rental contract. You can visit the municipality of Amsterdam between 9:00 and 16:00 on any of the following dates without requiring an appointment:

    • These dates will be announced in the summer of 2024.

    You need to bring:

    • Your valid passport (or European Union ID card)
    • A printed copy of the identity details pages (personal details & photo) of your passport or a copy of your EU ID card.
    • If you possess multiple nationalities and passports, you are required to bring all of them.
    • A printed copy of your rental contract.
    • Your student ID card or proof of enrollment at the UvA
      *Note: You do NOT need to bring your birth certificate, despite it being mentioned on the official website of the municipality. Our students are exempted from this requirement.

    Printing documents

    Please note that if you do not print out the rental contract or bring a copy of your passport, you cannot be registered that day and you will have to come back another day. There are no printing facilities available at the municipality’s office. In UvA buildings, printing is possible with your student card. Other options include commercial printing shops like the Printerette.

  • Opening a bank account

    Why a Dutch bank account?

    Upon arriving in the Netherlands, it is beneficial to consider opening a Dutch bank account for various reasons:

    1. International money transfers tend to be expensive and often take several days to complete.
    2. Credit cards are not widely accepted here. However, with a Dutch bank account, you will receive a debit card that can be used conveniently and free of charge at supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and more.
    3. Having a Dutch bank account provides access to the "iDeal" payment method widely used in Dutch webshops and for paying energy bills, payment requests and other transactions.

    You can find more information about suggested banks, documents you'll need and how to open an account via the link below.

  • Make a biometrics appointment (non-EU/EEA students only)

    Please note that only students who require a residence permit (VVR), but not an entry visa (MVV) will have to complete this step once they have arrived in Amsterdam. You can find the list of applicable nationalities on the UvA website. If you require an entry visa, you will have already submitted your biometric details during your appointment with the embassy. 

    Once the IND has approved your application, you'll have to make an appointment to provide your biometrics at the IND at a location in Amsterdam prior to picking up your residence permit. During the appointment, you will submit your biometric details which the IND uses to create your residence permit card. The UvA Immigration Office will inform you of how to make this appointment by email.

  • Collect your residence permit

    About three weeks after having provided your biometrics, your residence permit card should be ready for collection. For students who require an entry visa (MVV), you will already have submitted your biometric details during your visa appointment. 

    The UvA Immigration Office will send you an email once your application has been approved with instructions on how to collect your permit. In September, the UvA typically arranges two days when international students can collect their residence permits at a designated IND location. For the latest updates on this procedure, you can view the link below. Please note that this information will be updated in August 2024 for students starting in September 2024.