Entry requirements

Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

The Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage programme is open to those with:

A university Bachelor’s degree

The programme is open to students with a Bachelor’s degree from the UvA, or an equivalent recognised degree from another university, in:

  • the humanities, preferably with a minor in Conservation and Restoration;
  • the sciences, preferably with a minor in Conservation and Restoration.

Bachelor’s degrees in Art History, Cultural Studies, History, Archaeology, Materials Science and Chemistry provide a particularly suitable basis, but the Examinations Board may also regard other degree certificates as being suitable.

Selection procedure

The Master's in Conservation and Restoration has a selection procedure. Please follow the procedure outlined in the following documents: 

Literature and practice tests

Students applying for the Master's in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage who did not participate in the minor programme will need to take the Blackboard tests in Principles of Conservation, Basic Chemistry and Preventive Conservation. Literature for the individual tests, as well as practice tests for Basic Chemistry and Preventive Conservation, can be found in the links below.


If you have any further questions regarding the selections procedure, please do not hesitate to contact the Study adviser via the link below.

English language requirements 

New Master's students should be able to speak, read, write and understand English at advanced academic level. Please carefully check whether you already meet the English language requirements or whether you may need to arrange to take an official English language test.


You need to upload a complete application before the application deadline. Deadlines differ per programme and type of student (Dutch BA or non-Dutch BA). The sooner you apply, the sooner you will be informed about the outcome of your application.

Published by  Faculty of Humanities

5 December 2017