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.

Do you have any questions about studying abroad after you have read our website? Please contact us.

Advice and information

For general questions about study abroad, please contact the Student Service Desk.


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

Student desk

  • Student Service Desk, REC-E (ground floor), Roetersstraat 11, Amsterdam
  • Monday-Friday from 09:00-17:00. 

Digital Student Service Desk

For short questions, please use our Digital Student Service Desk:

Visiting hours

For more complicated questions the Student Service Desk can make a 10-minute appointment for you with a study abroad expert.

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.


National holidays

The UvA is closed on national holidays. For an overview, follow the link below.

Published by  Studenten Services

4 September 2017