Presentation International Office 2014

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Study/ Research Abroad
Selma Kujundzic
International Office Faculty of Science
Doing part of your studies abroad
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Why go abroad?
Financial matters
Practical matters
What to arrange before departure, upon arrival and
after return
When to start preparing
Why go abroad?
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New people
Different country, different city
Nice climate
Different language and culture
Different university/ research institute
Different style of teaching
Cv building (good for your career options)
International experience
Options for doing research abroad
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Erasmus internship programme
Only within Europe
Private funding
2. Outside of Europe
 Amsterdam University Fund (AUF)
Finance
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DUO student scholarship (if applicable)
Transport card compensation (via DUO) (€98,79)
Erasmus internship scholarship (€220 per month,
Europe only)
AUF (not together with Erasmus)
www.beursopener.nl
Funding Book at the Service and Information Centre
Practical matters
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Housing (different per university/ country)
Language (within research groups mostly in English)
Insurance
Visa/ work permit
Vaccinations
What to arrange before departure
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Passport
Visa
Work Permit (if applicable)
Insurance
Vaccinations
Housing
Internship agreement
Approval by the Board of Examiners
Arrange upon arrival
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Different culture
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Organisation
 Food
 Language
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Home Sickness
Tasting the experience
Ambassador for the UvA, your master programme
Arrange upon return
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Registration of the obtained results
Report(s) for scholarships
When to start? (1)
Orientation
About a year in advance via:
 Contact person international office
 International Student Affairs (BIS) (buitenland.uva.nl)
 Study Advisor, Lecturers, Researchers, fellow students
 Service & Information Centre
 Internet
When to start? (2)
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Erasmus internship: 2 months before departure via
application form on the website
Funding: deadlines are often at least 3 months before
departure
DUO: 2 months before departure
Contact
Selma Kujundzic
Email: [email protected]
Open office hours:
Thursday 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00 (ask for Selma at
the ESC Service Desk)
Internet:
buitenland.uva.nl
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