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Musicality: Unraveling our capacity for music

Practical matters


Students receive an UvA student ID card good for the length of their stay at the university. This card gives the student access to a variety of student facilities, including the library and computers.


The ABC Summer School programme makes use of Canvas. At the start of the Summer School, you will receive a login name and password to access Canvas where announcements, schedules, and readings will be placed. This will also give you the opportunity to communicate with fellow students before and during the programme.

Health Insurance

Insurance is required.

You are required to have appropriate health insurance for the duration of your stay in the Netherlands. For a diagram that indicates which insurance applies to you, please refer to the 'Healthcare for international students' section at

Please check before you come to the Netherlands whether your insurance will cover the complete period of your stay abroad, and what type of coverage it consists of.

Schengen Visa

In order to attend one of the summer programmes at the GSSS, you will need to obtain a Schengen or Short Stay Visa (Visum Kort Verblijf). You will not need a (provisional) residence permit since all summer programmes are less than 3 months in length. 

Students from certain countries do not need an entry visa.  To see what applies to your situation, please see the Student Visa Wizard.

The Summer Programmes Office is only able to send a letter to support visa purposes if all fees have been paid.