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Starting your programme with a small study delay

'Soft cut' regulation

For the academic year 2021-2022, the UvA will offer students from within the EEA the possibility of starting a (pre-)Master’s programme despite not yet having earned all required ECTS credits in the Bachelor’s phase. With this 'soft cut' regulation, the university aims to avoid disproportionate delays for students who have fallen behind during the final phase of their Bachelor’s or pre-Master’s programme due to the measures surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. If you do not expect to graduate before 1 September, you can make use of this regulation.

This so-called 'soft cut' regulation applies to students who have been accepted to their (pre-)Master's at the UvA Faculty of Humanities starting in September 2021 and who are enrolled in a Bachelor's or pre-Master's programme in 2020-2021, either at the UvA or another university (of applied sciences) in the Netherlands or the European Economic Area. The regulation does not apply to students who will be obtaining their Bachelor’s degree outside of the EEA.

For more information about the requirements and application procedure, check the page below.