The International Office will assist exchange students with all formalities for registration. All other general information concerning exchange programs and accommodation can also be obtained from this office.
Foreign students who would like to participate in a program offered at the AMC-UvA are requested to complete an application. You can obtain by contacting the International Office in observance the information above, for some parts of the medicine study the Dutch language is required .

Applications must be received at least five months before the beginning of the envisaged stay.

Only complete applications will be considered.
The letter of application should contain the following information: 

  1. letter of motivation 
  2. documents from the parent medical school concerning one's level of study, including a list of completed academic courses and the grades
  3. one or more letters of recommendation
  4. a curriculum vitae

The decision to accept an application will take the student's merits into account. At the same time, the decision will also be based on documentary evidence from the parent medical school testifying to the student's level and stage of attainment as well as on the number of places available.

The International Office
Academic Medical Center
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Meibergdreef 15
NL-1105 AZ Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 20 566 5088e-mail:

Housing in Amsterdam is very limited and expensive. Unless international students adhere to our semester format (September and February) rooms are not guaranteed.

We advise international students, once accepted, to find housing themselves in an early stage.