Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Bring Your Own Device

All students of the Master's programmes of Information Sciences are expected to use their own laptop.

The following hardware recommendations apply:

  •  Modern processor (Intel i5 or equivalent);
  •  4 GB of RAM or more;
  •  Wifi connectivity
  •  Wifi adapter needs to support 802.11abgn (dual-band) and 802.1x WLAN authentication

Software with discount  

UvA students can purchase software and various cloud services at a substantial discount through Surfspot. Available products include anti-virus programs, SPSS, Windows 8.1 and Office 365.

Do you have any (technical) questions about your laptop? You can e-mail the laptop-helpdesk via

Published by  Education Service Centre

1 May 2018