Practical information

Vrije Universiteit Campus

Vrije Universiteit Campus is a lively and centrally located meeting place for students and academic staff among all disciplines. It offers excellent research facilities and outstanding infrastructure. The campus hosts many inspiring academic activities as well as sport activities and cultural events such as theater, music, food and dance festivals and outdoor cinema. The campus of today is a lively part of Amsterdam.

Life in Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam is a perpetual source of intellectual and cultural inspiration and a perfect place to start an academic career. If you are moving to Amsterdam, we kindly invite you to read the brochure Nice to meet you at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. It provides an overview of useful information about relocating to and living and working in the Netherlands.

International office

Our International Office provides information and assistance with immigration procedures and housing. We advise you to contact them well in advance and before applying for admission in order to discuss the practicalities that would be involved in the move.

PhD community

ProVU is an association of volunteers among PhD students and Postdocs of the Vrije Universiteit and VU Medical Center. The association helps PhD students with practical tips and information regarding the PhD process: from printing a dissertation to career advice. ProVU has established an active and inspiring PhD and Postdoc community which regularly organizes academic and social events.