Supporting your success
The UvA provides facilities to help students excel in their studies, including a student information centre, libraries, modern study centres, doctors, dentists and counsellors, sport and cultural facilities, restaurants and more.
Finding a student room in Amsterdam is extremely difficult and often very expensive. Therefore, the UvA provides student rooms for international students. Accomodations are located throughout the city and its suburbs. Some rooms are right in the city center, others are at some distance from the center (with a maximum of 45 minutes by public transport). All student rooms can easily be reached by bike and public transport. We offer shared rooms, private rooms with shared facilities and private rooms with private facilities. The room prices vary from €380 to €600 per month. All rooms are furnished and the rent includes utilities (electricity, water, and heating) and caretaker costs. The rent does not include local taxes.
CREA, the cultural organisation of the University of Amsterdam and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, organises courses and workshops in theatre, music, dance, literature, visual arts, radio, video, photography and multimedia. The CREA has its own café and theatre where around 100 performances and events are held each year.
The Universum Sports Centre (USC) offers fitness facilities and a wide range of fitness classes for students, covering everything from Aikido to swimming. The USC also has several gyms, a sauna, tanning beds, and a sports café.
The faculty has a large library, which offers many possibilities for studying or reading in quiet surroundings. Students also have access to the main university library and six other faculty libraries at different locations in the city centre. The UvA's extensive digital collection is accessible for students through the library's website and from home computers.