ASVA is a student organization that works for students in Amsterdam. With a board year at ASVA you can further develop yourself and you will have a year full of fun! You can dedicate yourself to better education, affordable public transport, or more affordable student housing, but you can also start marketing as a treasurer! In addition, you will develop many skills through a board position that you will enjoy throughout your life, and which you can put on your CV. You won't do all of this for nothing, 

during a board year at ASVA you get a scholarship of approximately € 700 per month. Does a board year at ASVA sound like something for you? Then apply before April 12th, 2020! Do you have any questions or want more information? Then check our website or email us at


Kino Guarimba is a 12 days Cinema Residency in southern Italy where a group of international creatives who don’t know each other get together to write, shoot, edit and screen short films.

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This 'Documentary Kickstarter’ guides you through the modern media landscape, while at the same time helps you to develop your film pitch through personal feedback. Coaching and meeting like-minded filmmakers will help you to raise your plan to new heights! The program is available twice a year in Dutch (8 half-day sessions sessions) and every summer in English (4 full day sessions).  Each session will be supervised by changing, experienced filmmakers and the main language is English or Dutch. 

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(Dutch Only)


In the Netherlands, the appreciation from the government and the society for the humanities - the sciences that deal with media, history and philosophy, among other sciences - has fallen sharply. Structural cutbacks are causing a growing workload and the scaling down of education at the humanities faculties. The proposed transfer of money from the humanities to the exact sciences by the Van Rijn Committee fits within this social undervaluation; the "useless fun studies" versus the "useful beta sciences."
At time of climate change, digitization, migration and globalization, the humanities are desperately needed. A deep reflection concerning these challenges is needed to clarify what the humanities mean for our society and our people. During the program we clarify the developments in recent years and elaborate on the questions within this assignment. How does the government deal with this issue? What do students, teachers and administrators from universities have to say about this? Why are the humanities so relevant? How can a counterargument be offered to restore the humanities?

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Would you like to share your experiences and tips on moving to and living in the Netherlands, or would you be keen to gain more information on moving and studying abroad? The Exchange Ambassadors at UvA are looking to work together with students to help each other and offer answers to many different questions regarding studying abroad.


As students who have either just come back from their studies abroad, and international students who are currently studying at UvA, we want to provide prospective students answers to various questions they have regarding studying abroad. We believe that it is important to share experiences to help others prepare for going abroad and improve the process. Would you like to share experiences or advice on studying in the Netherlands, how to adjust to life here? Or would you like to do so about your home country, town or university? Did you have any expectations on how the Netherlands or Amsterdam would be, and were these accurate or completely different? Do you have any tips on feelings regarding feeling left out or fitting in? Is there anything you wished you knew before going abroad, that you think would be worthwhile sharing with others?

Tips on how to adjust when returning back home from being abroad are also more than welcome. We are interested in both incoming and outcoming students, and these issues can be social, cultural, or academical.


If you would like to share your experiences, or have any questions please feel free to reach out to us via the Global Student Experience of University of Amsterdams' Facebook Page, on

We have recently started a new project, called 'People of UvA'. Stories of both incoming and outcoming students of/to the UvA during their exchange are shared here. Our first new post about this can be found here:

Feel free to share this project if you are or know a person who is or went on an exchange and reach out to us!


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