Admission requirements

Film Studies

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

A university Bachelor’s diploma

The Master’s in Film Studies is open for application to all students with a Bachelor’s diploma from the UvA, or another accredited university in:

  • Film
  • Media and Culture (of which at least 60 ECTS credits specifically in the domain of Film Studies)

The level of the Bachelor’s diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board).

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 MA.

Selection procedure: Career Oriented Specialisation

For Dutch speaking students there is a Career Oriented Specialisation, see:

Grade average

If you wish to apply for this MA programme, we recommend you have an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 7.0 (Dutch educational system). 
An indication of how this grade may be compared to grading systems in other countries is the following: 

  • B/3.3 (American system)
  • 2.1 (an upper second class honours degree in the British system)
  • C (ECTS-system)

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