Find out more about practical matters such as immigration, housing and insurance.
The University of Amsterdam arranges the visa and residence permit application procedure for incoming students. When you are a citizen of a non-EU/EEA country, you need to complete the immigration procedure before the start of your studies at the University of Amsterdam. You will not be allowed to start otherwise.
The University of Amsterdam offers a limited number of rooms to international students. The applications are processed by the UvA’s International Housing Office, and not by PPLE College.
All students are required by law to have appropriate health insurance for the duration of your stay in the Netherlands. In addition, students are advised to take out an appropriate general third-party insurance (liability insurance). For non-EEA/EU students requesting a residence permit through the UvA, liability insurance is mandatory.
For all other kinds of practical matters, we advise you to have a look at the UvA’s general Frequently Asked Questions page.