Admission requirements

European Studies: East European Studies


The Master's in East European Studies is open for application to all students with:

A university Bachelor’s diploma

The Master’s programme East European Studies is open for application to students with a Bachelor’s diploma from the UvA, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in:

  • European Studies

The programme is also open for enrolment to students with a related (university) Bachelor’s diploma in the:

  • Humanities*
  • Social Sciences*

* In these cases students should have demonstrable knowledge of Eastern Europe and/or Russia. This requirement is met with the UvA minor programme East European Studies or with at least 30 ECTS in (East) European history, politics or culture.

Other Bachelor's diplomas

Other Bachelor’s diplomas other than those mentioned above can nonetheless apply for admission to the programme. The Examinations Board will in such cases look at the content of the prospective student’s Bachelor programme, his/her study results and general motivation.

Hbo-bachelor: not eligible

It is not possible to apply to this programme with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (hbo). We do not offer a preparatory programme (schakelprogramma) for this Master’s.

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.


Published by  Graduate School of Humanities

13 February 2018