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Prepare your application

Make sure you are well prepared before you start your application. Read the information on this website carefully and collect the documents you need in advance.

Your application consists of an enrolment request that you register via Studielink and an application form with various documents that you submit in MyInfo. You need to prepare the following before you start your application.

Application period

Check the programme page for the application period and final deadline that applies to the programme of your choice. 

Entry requirements

Check whether you are eligible for admission on the programme page. If you do not meet the entry requirements, you might be able to eliminate your deficiencies by following a pre-Master's programme.

Language proficiency

Please check the language requirements (Dutch or English, depending on your programme‚Äôs language of instruction) to see if you

  • are automatically exempt;
  • need to upload a proof of sufficient language proficiency that meets our requirements;
  • qualify to apply for an exemption.

Applicants who do not meet the language requirements will be automatically rejected.

Diploma and transcript of records

Many students submit their application before having obtained their Bachelor's diploma. If this is the case for you, please upload a list of the courses you still need to finish instead of your diploma. Keep in mind that you need to have obtained your diploma before the deadline that applies for submitting your certified documents. Please note: we do not accept an expected date of graduation.

Furthermore, you need to upload official digital transcripts of record(s) with the courses and grades you obtained so far. Request your transcript of records and (if applicable) your Diploma/Graduation Statement at your educational institution in time.

  • Are you a UvA student?

    If you are a student of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) applying to a non-selective Master's programme, it is not necessary to upload an official transcript of records issued by the Education Desk. Instead, you may upload a printscreen of your courses and grades from SIS.

    For selective programmes, an official transcript is required for the Admissions Board to evaluate your GPA.

The documents must be in the original language. If they are not in English, Dutch, German or French, they must be accompanied by official sworn translations in one of these languages. Are you unsure whether your academic background is considered an equivalent to a Dutch Bachelor's degree? Visit the Nuffic diploma recognition page for more information.

Curriculum vitae

Update your curriculum vitae, write it in the language of the programme of your choice and make sure it contains your basic personal data, as well as a clear overview of your educational and professional history to date.

Motivation form

You need to fill in our motivation form. When applying for more than one study programme, you must upload a separate motivation form for each programme.

Programme-specific document

Check if you are required to send in a programme-specific document on the Application & admission page of your programme.


If you have collected and prepared all these documents, you are ready to start your application.