If you have been (conditionally) admitted to our (pre-)Master's programme, you can only start the programme in September if you have graduated from your Bachelor's before the deadline that applies to you. If you did not obtain your degree in the Netherlands, you need to send us certified copies of your transcripts and degree certificates, in order for us to verify your graduation.
If you are an applicant who has obtained their Bachelor's degree at a Dutch university (including the UvA), you need to inform the Admissions Office of your graduation via the form below as soon as your university has registered your Bachelor’s programme graduation date. We can then verify your graduation and finalise your Master’s application. This graduation date should be before 1 September. UvA students can consult the student website for information on requesting a certificate degree.
If you have obtained your Bachelor's diploma at a Dutch university, you do not have to submit any certified documents.
It may take several weeks for your university to register your graduation. Have you completed all courses of your Bachelor's programme, but is your graduation not yet registered and are you afraid that this will not happen in time? Then ask a representative of your university to send a graduation statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send a graduation statement certified by your home institution to our postal address.
Without proof of graduation, we cannot finalise your enrolment and send you a statement of admission for the Master's programme.
If you obtain or have obtained your Bachelor's diploma at a non-Dutch university, you need to submit the following certified documents:
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. This is therefore not the same as a photocopy of a certified document. Please do not send us the original documents as we are not responsible in case any documents get lost in the process. Furthermore, we are not able to return you the documents you sent. 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 and certified translation made by a sworn translator.
What is a certified document? Check out the video below.
Deadline: 1 May
This deadline applies to applicants who require a residence permit for study.
If you do not comply with the deadlines that apply to your situation, the UvA cannot submit a residence permit application on your behalf.
Deadline: 1 August
If your diploma will not be issued before 1 August, please send in an official graduation statement before 1 August. 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. Please note that we do not accept an expected date of graduation. The graduation statement needs to be signed and stamped by your home institution.
Make sure that we receive the certified copies of your documents well before the deadline. Once your documents have been processed and accepted, a checkmark will appear next to ‘Accepted to the Master's programme’ in your Enrolment Checklist.
If your documents are not properly certified (for example plain photocopies), we cannot accept them.