Chatpals & Buddyproject

New students! Your first year at university can be a very confusing time. You have a lot of questions and not enough answers. That is why the VSPA, in collaboration with the UvA, is offering you a place to ask all of these questions. The VSPA has set up the email address Anything you do not understand or would like to know, whether it’s about the UvA, the study of psychology, or even about Amsterdam,  you can ask in an email to this account, and you will get an answer from an actual psychology student!

If you are looking for something more, and want to meet fellow new students, we also offer a buddy project, in which you as a new first-year will join a small WhatsApp group with other new students, under the guidance of an older psychology student. If you are new in Amsterdam and want to start meeting new people, or you need support during your mandatory quarantine, this is the option for you!

If this sounds like something you would like, you can fill out the form here, and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible!

If you have any questions, you can always send an email to