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Practical matters

Practical matters

What do you need to arrange when you come to Amsterdam for a summer programme? Check the topics below and find more information on the specific programme pages.

Photo: Teska Overbeeke

Health Insurance 

You are required to have appropriate health insurance for the duration of your stay. 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 is included. To find out which insurance applies to you, please see the 'Healthcare for international students' section in the Nuffic Insurance Checklist.

For more specific information about insurance, check the programme of your choice.

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Depending on which country you are from, you may need an entry visa in order to atend the summer programme. To see what applies to your situation, please see the Student Visa Wizard. Also check the programme of your choice for more specific information about visas.

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Many of programmes offer housing arrangements for UvA summer school students. Please check the programme pages for more specific information about our housing options. 

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You can easily get around Amsterdam by foot, bicycle or public transportation. There are also several ways to travel from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to your campus at the University of Amsterdam.

Travelling from Schiphol Airport

Public transport in Amsterdam

Cycling in Amsterdam