Legal Aid

As a student in Amsterdam, you will have to sign various contracts during the time you are studying. Think of renting a room or signing a work contract. It could also be that, in your education, you will be confronted with situations in which you actually think you deserve to be treated differently, for example regarding your Binding Study Advice (BSA) or extra resit possibilities for exams. Of course, you’d hope that such situation will be hassle-free, but what if you do encounter a problem?

You can bring all your legal questions to ASVA’s legal office. A group of enthusiast law students working here are at the ready to help their fellow students with all sorts of legal issues. Fields of legal expertise that ASVA can help you with include tenancy law, labour law, education law and issues you might be having with DUO. Also, the legal office can tell you where to go at the UvA or HvA in case you’re struggling with something or if you disagree with the way you are being treated / with the state of affairs in your study programme.

QUESTIONS? You can send all your questions to the legal office with all your questions. In most cases, our staff member will be able to answer your questions via email. However, if you have a long or somewhat complicated question, we can schedule an appointment for you. The legal office will then take care of your case.

Also make sure to check the Frequently Asked Question under DUO, education law, tenancy law and labour law. Maybe your question is already covered there. If that’s not the case, contact the legal office.

CONTACT

ASVA student desk (UvA) (map)

Nieuwe Achtergracht 170

1018WV, Amsterdam

Email: rechtsbureau@asva.nl (be sure to always include your phone number in your email)

DISCLAIMER The ASVA legal office is a student-run organisation and can under no circumstances be held responsible for the outcomes of the given advice, notice of objection or appeal or summons.