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Submit certified documents

If you have been (conditionally) admitted to our Master's programme, you can only start the programme in September if you have graduated from your Bachelor's before 1 September of that year. In order for us to verify this, you are required to send us certified copies of your transcripts and degree certificates if you did not obtain your degree in the Netherlands.

Whether you need to submit certified documents depends on whether you obtained your Bachelor's degree in the Netherlands or elsewhere.

Dutch previous education

If you are an applicant at a Dutch university (including the UvA), you need to contact the Admissions Office via as soon as your university has registered your Bachelor’s programme graduation date in order for us to verify your graduation and finalise your Master’s application.

If you obtain or have obtained your Bachelor's diploma at a Dutch university, you don't have to submit any certified documents.

Non-Dutch previous education

If you obtain or have obtained your Bachelor's diploma at a non-Dutch university, you need to submit the following certified documents:

  • Certified copies of your original and translated higher education diploma(s).
  • Certified copies of your original and translated transcript(s).

A certified copy is an official copy of the original document with an original stamp and signature of a representative of your home institution or a notary. Please do not send us the original documents as we are not responsible in case any documents get lost in the process. Transcripts, diplomas and graduation statements (if applicable) in any language other than English, Dutch, French or German should be submitted in their original language along with an official translation made by a sworn translator.

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Deadlines for sending certified documents

Please note the deadlines below are provisional. Information on how to submit your certified documents will be added to this page later.

for applicants with a non-EU/EER nationality
18 May

for applicants with a EU/EER nationality
1 August

If your diploma will not be issued before the deadline that applies to you, please send in an official Graduation Statement. In this Graduation Statement, your university needs to declare that you have fulfilled all graduation requirements and have graduated from the Bachelor's programme, stating your exact graduation date. This date cannot be later than 1 September. The Graduation Statement needs to be signed and stamped by your home institution.

Postal address:

University of Amsterdam
Admissions Office, Graduate School of Humanities
PO Box 93055
1090 BB Amsterdam
The Netherlands