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Student Life in Amsterdam

Education in Amsterdam - Student Life

International students at schools and universities in Amsterdam are as diverse as the city itself. Every year, around 6,000 students come from around the world to study a Bachelor or Master program in Amsterdam. Especially in arts and creative programs, a majority of the students are international. In particular, students from Germany, Italy, the UK, Greece and China are drawn to undertake an education in Amsterdam. 

On top of being able to cycle everywhere, beautiful trips along the canals and open-minded, friendly locals, Amsterdam is so close to the rest of Europe, meaning a weekend study break is an accessible option!

Student Associations

With so much going on, it can be hard to figure out what you should do! Joining a student association can help you get to grips with the multitude of fun and exciting events and activities you can do while undertaking an education in Amsterdam. Student associations often organize international student introduction days to help new students get to grips with the school and the city. They can also arrange social gatherings and field trips to help you settle in and make friends.

Student Discounts

While student life may be somewhat expensive, there are many stores, venues and organizations in Amsterdam that offer healthy discounts for those who can show their student ID. Iamsterdam have put together this list of places that offer student discounts.

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The content of this Education in Amsterdam guide has been developed by Amsterdam Marketing.

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Last update: 24 Aug 2017