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1018 WB Amsterdam
Accessibility information about the city of Amsterdam
Currently we are working fully online. Please check out the following webpage to contact the office: https://student.uva.nl/en/content/az/disability/disability.html
Please check out the webpage of our student-run UvA IDEAS to get into contact with other students: https://www.uva.nl/ideas
Please check out this page to get recognition.
Please check this webpage to see the current procedure.
Depending on your disability, other procedures are in place. Please check this document to see what you need to provide.
To apply for additional facilities, please make an appointment with a student counsellor. The UvA uses a bespoke approach, for each of its students. Please note: facilities at the UvA may differ from advice for facilities by experts or other educational institutions.
If you have any questions about the facilities at the UvA, feel free to contact the Student Service Desk. Check out this page to find other ways to contact the Student Service Desk.
Adjustments can be made available for students under certain conditions, based on a needs assessment upon arrival at the University.
Depending on your specific situation, adjustments for studies and exams can be made. This is arranged per faculty of the UvA.
For the adjustments for studies, please contact the study advisor of your faculty.
For the adjustments for exams, please check out this page.
Please contact the student counsellors and/or study advisor to see what is possible in your individual situation
You will meet with the student counsellor and/or study advisor to discuss your specific needs during your exchange.
If you experience study delay, you may be eligible for the UvA’s Profiling Fund. Please check this page for more information.
For information on other types of funding and scholarships, see this page.
Medical assistance for students at UvA
For medical assistance, the usual practice in the Netherlands is to have an initial consultation with a general practitioner. This practitioner can then refer you to a specialist in a hospital. As a student in Amsterdam, you can also contact the General Practitioners Practice UvA (https://www.huisartsenamsterdam.nl/international/). We kindly ask you not to visit the practice but to make a call instead.
What do I do when I develop possible Covid-19 symptoms?
If you develop symptoms related to coronavirus, you need to get a free test to check whether you have the virus. Call 0800-1202 (or +31 850 659 063 if you're calling with a foreign phone number) to apply and make an appointment. You can also go here for more information.
Where can I find information on psychological support?
For psychological support Information, see this page.
Students who are in need of adaptations to their residences can contact the housing office of the UvA.
You can find out about the accessibility services on this page.
The UvA organizes introduction programmes for all new students. For an overview of the introduction programmes, please check this page.
You can find information about the general introduction week for bachelor students (see "Intreeweek").
ESN Amsterdam has a general social introduction week for all international students (see "ESN Introduction").
The faculties of the UvA organize faculty/study specific introduction (see "Will I also get an introduction to my study or faculty?").
Additionally, check out this page for information sessions on studying with a disability or chronic illnesses at the UvA.
Additional services and arrival information can be found on the Upon Arrival page.
For information on public transport accessibility visit this website.
You can also visit this website on Amsterdam wheelchair accessible travel tips.
For building accessibility on campuses please visit our website.
For information on accessibility on public transport see the webpage of the GVB.
For help with accessibility of the UvA buildings, feel free to sent an email to [email protected]