- Language of instruction: English & Dutch
- Number of students enrolled: 31,186
- Number of campuses: City Campus
- Academic year: September - June
- Autumn Semester Equivalent: September – January
- Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June
Things to do
The University of Amsterdam is a city-based university with buildings located throughout the city centre. From its earliest days, Amsterdam has been a bustling hub of commerce that welcomed other cultures with open arms. This lovely canal-side city offers a rich history within a famously tolerant society. Amsterdam’s many neighbourhoods all have their own special character! Tourist attractions include the House of Anne Frank and the Van Gogh Museum. Once you’ve seen all the sights in the big city, get to know the surrounding metropolitan area.
Less than half an hour from Amsterdam you’ll find beaches, lakes, dunes, windmills and miles of green countryside. Top attractions: Rijksmuseum (largest museum in the Netherlands), Van Gogh Museum, Bloemenmarkt (Tulip market), Anne Frank Huis and Begijnhof secret garden.
Further information about Amsterdam is available here.
Located in the heart of continental Europe, students based at the University of Amsterdam have the opportunity to travel throughout the Netherlands including Utrecht and Rotterdam. Its location enables travel across Europe by train to neighbouring countries Germany and Belgium as well as further afield.
The Netherlands has a mild North Sea climate, with moderate temperatures. In the winter, it rarely drops below -5° C and in summer it seldom gets warmer than 28° C. The weather in Amsterdam is famously changeable!
As the UvA is part of the Erasmus programme, as well as a member of Universitas 21, University of Nottingham students accepted to study abroad at the UvA are eligible to receive the Erasmus grant. In order to be eligible for the Erasmus grant, students accepted to study abroad at the UvA must sign a contract with The University of Nottingham’s International Office prior to the start of their study abroad period.
Students studying at UVA in 2016/17 received £250 per month during their study placement. Further information will be provided at Erasmus grant information presentations in April 2017. The grant amounts for 2017/18 have not yet been released.
Means tested International Office Travel Bursary of £750 dependant on household income for students starting their studies in 2016. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the financial webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)
Approximate living costs per semester:
- Return travel from UK (Flight, train or coach) £40-150
- Visa costs £0 for EU nationals
- Health insurance (compulsory) £0 for EU nationals
- Accommodation £1100-2000
Approximate living costs compiled from student surveys and partner university website.
UvA’s International Student Affairs arranges and guarantees university housing for students from partner universities including Nottingham.
International Students are housed in different types of student rooms (shared accommodation, private accommodation with shared facilities, and private accommodation)across the city and surrounding region.
More accommodation information
Application success rate
Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).
2014/15 = 30%
2015/16 = 85%
2016/17 = 46%
The Office of International Student Affairs provides information and advice to exchange students.
Module links and information
More about exchange programmes at the University of Amsterdam