Information for international staff

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The brochure Nice to meet you @ Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam provides an overview of rules and regulations relevant to expats – whether international employees, PhD candidates or guests – who are going to work at VU Amsterdam in the Netherlands. You will also find a practical introduction to our university and general information about living in the Netherlands.

Contact our International Office for information and assistance with immigration procedures and housing.

Nice to meet you @ Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (print brochure) 


International staff network

VU Amsterdam houses around 1500 international staff members. It is a large group and ever growing. VU Amsterdam therefore created the VU International Staff Network. This network serves as a social and cultural meeting platform for international staff all year round. The platform is the perfect place to gain knowledge, to exchange mutual experiences and to connect with foreign employees whether you are a newcomer or have already spent some years at VU Amsterdam. The network organizes workshops, drinks and other events.