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 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.
If you are an applicant at a Dutch university (including the UvA), you need to contact the Admissions Office via uva.nl/questionform 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. UvA students can consult the student website for information on requesting a certificate degree.
If you obtain or have obtained your Bachelor's diploma at a Dutch university, you do not have to submit any certified documents.
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 translation made by a sworn translator.
for applicants with a non-EU/EER nationality
for applicants with an EU/EER nationality
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.
The preferred method of submitting your certified documents is digitally. If you are unable to submit your documents digitally, you can send hardcopies by regular post.
Digitally certified documents are usually processed faster than hard copies. We highly recommend you to send us your certified documents digitally. This can be done:
Documents should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not able to send us your certified documents digitally in the manner described above, you can send us your certified Graduation Statement/Diploma and complete transcript of records by post:
University of Amsterdam
Graduate School of Humanities, Admissions Office
PO Box 93055
1090 BB Amsterdam, The Netherlands