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Exchange programmes

for international students

Welcome to the section for international students wishing to study at the UvA on an exchange programme.


The University of Amsterdam decided that exchange programmes will not go ahead in both the first (Fall) and second (Spring) semester of 2020/2021. For more information, please read the Exchange section on the UvA's coronavirus updates page.

On exchange at the University of Amsterdam

Are you interested in doing an exchange abroad, because you always wanted to live in one of the world’s most iconic cities? Then look no further. 

Every year, the UvA welcomes hundreds of exchange students from around the globe who enrol in one of its large variety of English-taught programmes, some of which are rated as among the world’s best. These span a wide range of disciplines, ranging from social sciences to law, humanities to science, medicine to business

Located within the heart of Amsterdam, the UvA is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. It consistently leads the local field in a number of international rankings and is globally respected for its multidisciplinary, pioneering research.

As an integral part of Amsterdam - a place renowned for its tolerant, open and multicultural character - the university shares its host city’s international outlook, which is evident from the widespread use of English, the UvA’s unofficial second language.

Erasmus+ Charter

The University of Amsterdam participates in the Erasmus+ programme and holds an Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education.