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International Student Affairs (BIS)

The Office of International Student Affairs (BIS - Bureau Internationale Studentenzaken) is the central international office of the UvA, and engages in worldwide student mobility, facilitates (international) student involvement (including the award-winning UvA Exchange Ambassador Programme), administers scholarships and collaborates with academic units and faculty international offices to create and cultivate engaging strategic global collaborations.

Advice and information

In an effort to mitigate the risk of transmission of the Covid-19 virus in our community, the Office of International Students Affairs is working remotely and their services have moved online.

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 telephone appointment with a study abroad expert of the Office of International Student Affairs.


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


If you have already been placed in the Global Exchange Programme and have access to the "Canvas Course", you can book a phone consultation appointment yourself via the "Contact Us" page on Canvas.


Also check our FAQ for further information.

National holidays

The UvA is closed on national holidays and during Christmas week/New Year's Eve. For an overview, follow the link below.

Students on exchange abroad