students abroad BIS

The Office of International Student Affairs (BIS) is the central international office of the UvA, focusing on study abroad. The office manages, among other things, the Global Exchange Programme and the Global Short Term Programme. They provide expert advice to students about one of these programmes and all other options to study abroad.

Advice and information

For general questions about studying abroad, please contact the Central Student Service Desk. If your question is too complex they will schedule a 10-minute appointment with a study abroad expert of the Office of International Student Affairs.


  • Monday-Friday 
  • 09:00-17:00
  • +31 (0)20 525 1401


  • Visiting address: Central Student Service Desk, REC-E (central hall ground floor), Roetersstraat 11, Amsterdam
  • Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00

Information sessions

The Office of International Student Affairs (BIS) helps you on your way with the orientation process and the application through a number of information sessions. These are announced on this study abroad website at News & Events.


Christmas and New Year: opening hours

On 20 December, 2018 the Central Student Service Desk will close at 15:00 due to a staff meeting. On Friday, 21 December, the Central Student Service Desk is glad to answer your questions again during regular opening hours. During Christmas break from 21 December 2018 until 1 January 2019 the Central Student Service Desk is closed.

For an overview of other national holidays, follow the link below.

Published by  Studenten Services

13 December 2018