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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.

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.

Insurances

Find out all you need to know about health insurance and other insurances for students in Amsterdam (and the Netherlands). For example, health insuran...

Safety in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is often considered one of the safest cities in the world. It’s a great place to be a student, where the crime rate is low and police keep a...

Amsterdam facts & figures

Did you know that there are more than 100km of canals in Amsterdam? Or that there are more bikes than people? Here's a selection of interesting and un...

Salaries, facts & figures

One of the best things about studying in Amsterdam is that it’s the perfect place to get your career off the ground. With hundreds of international co...