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Application and admission

The application process for the Master's programmes that start in September 2021

You have chosen one of our Master’s programmes and you are about to apply. Please take the following steps to apply for a Master’s programme of the Graduate School of Humanities. We look forward to receiving your application. You can submit an enrolment request for the academic year 2021-2022 from October 2020. Please note that the information below is subject to change.

Are you registered as a student at another Dutch university and do you need to enrol for an elective ('bijvak') at the UvA? Please follow the procedure for guest students ('bijvakstudenten').

Do you need to re-enrol after a temporary termination of studies? You will need to make an appointment with the study adviser first and then follow the re-enrolment procedure.

Application process

  • 1. Check deadlines

    Application deadline

    Type of applicant

    1 February 2021

    • All applicants to the Master's in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

    1 March 2021

    • All applicants to Dual and Research Master's programmes
    • All applicants with a non-EU/EEA nationality

    15 May 2021

    • Applicants with a Dutch or other EU/EEA nationality* applying to non-selective Master's programmes

    Please note: the above deadlines are the dates by which you must submit your MyInfo application form. You must register in Studielink at least 48 hours ahead of this deadline.

    * If you are an applicant with an EU/EEA nationality and apply after 1 March, you will not be able to apply for UvA student housing. For more information, please see our Housing website.

    Transfer to a Research Master's

    Students who wish to transfer to a Research Master's after the first semester need to complete the transfer procedure (overstapprocedure). If you wish to transfer to a Research Master's programme that starts on 1 February, you must arrange for your transfer before 1 January.

    Scholarships in the Humanities

    Students who wish to apply for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship or Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship need to submit their MyInfo application for the Master’s programme and the scholarship application by 15 January at the latest. For more information, please see our page about scholarships.

  • 2. Check entry requirements

    Programme entry requirements

    Each Master’s programme has specific entry requirements. Before starting your application, please check the entry requirements of the Master's programme of your choice.

    Please note that your application will be assessed by the selection committee of the programme you applied to. The Admissions Office cannot make any statements on eligibility. We kindly refer you to the entry requirements found on the programme page.

    Language requirements

    English-taught programmes

    All students applying for an English-taught Master's programme are required to be proficient users of academic English before being allowed to enrol. For more information on how you can prove your language proficiency, please see our website:

    Dutch-taught programmes

    If you are an international student applying for a Dutch-taught Master's programme, you may be required to submit an NT2-II certificate. 

    For more information, please visit:

  • 3. Register in Studielink
  • 4. Activate your UvAnetID

    After submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive your UvAnetID by email within 48 hours. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your ID as you will need it to complete your UvA application in MyInfo (see next step).

    If you already have a UvAnetID, you can proceed to step 5. If you have not received an email within 48 hours, please make sure to check your spam box.

  • 5. Submit your UvA application form

    After registering in Studielink, you will automatically receive an email with a link to your MyInfo UvA application form. To log in to MyInfo you need your UvAnetID. Please fill out the application form, upload all required application documents and submit your MyInfo application form before the application deadline. For detailed information, please follow the link to further information on applying in MyInfo below.

    Before starting your application, please take the following into account:

    Deadline

    You need to submit your application before the application deadline applicable to you (please see step 1). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Application documents

    As part of your application in MyInfo, you are required to upload transcripts, diplomas, a motivation form, a CV/resume, an English language test report (unless you are exempt) and programme-specific documents (if applicable). Please find more detailed information on our page on application documents.

    Application fee

    All applicants holding a nationality outside the EU/EEA are required to pay an application fee of €100 per Studielink enrolment before submitting your MyInfo application form. You will find payment instructions on your application form.

  • 6. Wait for admission decision

    Once we receive your complete application, it will be evaluated by our admissions committee. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. You will be notified about the admission decision by email within 6 to 8 weeks after the application deadline.

After (conditional) admission

If you have been (conditionally) accepted to the Master's programme you have applied for, you will receive a letter of (conditional) acceptance. Please check the following page for the steps you need to take in order to make your offer unconditional and to become fully registered as an UvA student.