study

The higher education system in Amsterdam offers both research and vocational universities and colleges of applied sciences.  The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are high-ranking centres of excellence, and the various colleges offer a wide range of study programmes. In addition, there is an abundance of courses, language classes and workshops on offer.

Learn Dutch online

Too busy for traditional lessons? The wide variety of online courses available today has meant that picking up the local language is more accessible t...

Language courses in Amsterdam

Learning the local language comes with a long list of advantages. You will become better assimilated into Dutch culture, feel more at home, increase y...

Five reasons to learn Dutch

Learning Dutch can open up new opportunities and enhance your experience of living in the Netherlands. Here are five great reasons to learn the langua...

Tips on learning a language

Some people decide to learn a foreign language for practical reasons: they may be living in a country where that language is spoken, or planning to tr...

Finding student housing

Amsterdam is one of the most exciting cities to live in, and as a result, housing is in hot demand. We recommend that you start looking for your new h...

Cost of living

As with any city, living costs depend largely on your lifestyle (and how much you go out!) Here is a quick guide to what it might cost to cover your e...

Learning Dutch

If you come to Amsterdam as an international student on an English-language programme, you will find that you can find your way around quite easily wi...

Student associations

Being a student in Amsterdam is an amazing experience – there’s no doubt about that, but there’s so much going on that it can sometimes get a little o...

Arrival guide

There’s so much to see and do as a student in Amsterdam, it can be tricky to know where to start. Here are our tips for making the most of your first ...

Healthcare

It’s always a bit weird going to the doctor in another country, but you don’t have to worry: healthcare in Amsterdam is among the best in the world.