practical Advice

Our insider tips and tricks will get you set up for living in Amsterdam. Learn about visas, insurance, finding student housing, essential documents and all you need to speed through the paperwork. 


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...

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...

Studies in English

Don’t speak Dutch yet? Don’t worry. The Netherlands has one of the highest levels of English proficiency in the world, and in Amsterdam this is more t...

Fees & costs

Budgeting is really important for students – especially if you are going to be studying in an unfamiliar country. That is why it is vital to get a goo...

How to get a scholarship

There are hundreds of scholarships and grants available to help you with funding your studies in Amsterdam. Read on to find out how to put together an...

Steps to study in Amsterdam

Get set to study in Amsterdam. The following steps will guide you through the process of getting settled in one of the world’s most exciting cities. T...