International Officer, Staff Support

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 31,000 students. We employ over 5,000 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

Student & Educational Affairs
Student and Educational Affairs makes successful teaching, studying and leisure possible.
Working at SOZ is working at the heart of the VU. Together with colleagues in the faculties, we provide, with almost 300 employees, excellent services for VU students and staff. We support our (international) students during their study career, from study choice to graduation. With our contributions to innovative educational policies and our assistance in systematic educational improvements, we support the quality cycle of education. We also provide sports and culture for everyone at the VU and beyond.

International Office
The International Office prepares and provides advice on internationalization policy and provides services to students and foreign visitors to the University. The Cluster International Office is managed by the three department heads International Mobility, International Relations and Centre for International Cooperation. This vacancy falls within the Department of International Mobility.

The Mobility Department consists of three teams and processes applications submitted by international students who want to obtain a degree certificate or guests who want to follow contract education. The Department evaluates foreign degrees and processes applications for visas, residence permits and work permits for both international students and non-student visitors. The Mobility Department also provides information to students of VU Amsterdam on studying abroad, manages various funds and exchange programmes, and supports the housing requests for foreign students and guests of VU Amsterdam.

Within the Mobility department, the International Services Team is responsible for immigration, housing and scholarship programs for international staff and students.

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