Before starting your studies

Practical information for admitted students

You have been provisionally or fully admitted to one of our Master's programmes and will want to start preparing yourself for your studies.

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Outstanding admission conditions

After provisional admission to an Master's programme, you will need to complete all outstanding conditions, such as the completion of your Bachelor's studies or submitting your language test scores, before starting your studies. Check the information in your acceptance letter for details about deadlines, etc. You can also see which documents you still need to upload or send in on your Personal Page.

Sending in certified documents

The transcripts and diplomas (or official graduation statement, including the date you graduated) you send us by post need to be properly certified. A certified document is an official copy of the original document. It must show your full name, the name of the institution that issued the document and the inked stamp of your school or university and the signature of the representative working at this institution. Watch the video below to understand exactlt what is meant by a certified document.

Students who completed their Bachelor's at the University of Amsterdam do not have to hand in certified documents.

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Course registration

Course registration for the first semester takes place online in June. Go to www.student.uva.nl > [your programma] > a-z > course registration, for more information.

You will be informed about course registration by email. When registering, please consult the timetables to check if your classes do not clash. Your contact address for questions about courses and course registration is the programme administration.

Practical information

For information on housing, studiefinanciering, introduction days, transportation, academic calendar, insurance and visa:

UvA student site

Information about study matters (e.g. course registration, course catalogue, course schedule, student ID, student card) can all be found (in alphabetical order) on www.student.uva.nl > [your Master's programme] > A-Z.

Dutch courses for students

The Graduate School of Humanities encourages all international students to learn Dutch. International students are entitled to following a Dutch language course at the Institute for Dutch Language Education (INTT) at a reduced fee.

The INTT also offers academic writing courses to native speakers of Dutch.

Any questions?

  • Student Service Desk via Digital Student Service Desk: Proof of registration and enrolment, Studielink, tuition fee payment, UvANetID, visas.
  • Programme administrations via student.uva.nl > [your programma] > a-z > programme administration > contact: Course registration, course catalogue, course schedule
  • Admissions Office, Graduate School of Humanities: Application and admission, official application documents, English language test results.

Published by  Graduate School of Humanities

21 November 2016