We advise that you submit your application as well as the application documents as early as possible, rather than wait until the application deadline. The sooner you enrol, the sooner we will be able to inform you about your enrolment request.
Applicants with a non-EU/EEA nationality
1 March 2021
Applicants with a Dutch or other EU/EEA nationality
15 May 2021
Please note: if you are an applicant with an EU/EEA nationality and wish to apply for housing, you must submit your application by 1 March.
If you are interested in a scholarship, you need to apply for both the Master's programme and the scholarship before 15 January. Learn more at:
The Master's programme in Comparative Cultural Analysis is open for application to students with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the Humanities or Social Sciences with an emphasis on theories of contemporary culture, to a minimum of 30 ECTS (equivalent to a full-time semester of academic studies). In exceptional cases, the programme may accept students with a different (i.e. practice-based, such as art school) background who are motivated to follow this programme.
You are expected to have an awareness of basic theoretical notions in contemporary theories of culture.
If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements, you are advised to get in touch with the programme coordinator before applying (See: Contact and Open Days).
We do not offer a pre-Master’s programme (schakelprogramma) for this MA. In exceptional cases, students with a different (i.e. practice-based, such as art school) background who are motivated to follow this programme may be admitted.
You will be considered for admission to the Master’s programme if you have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight and skills:
New Master's students should be able to speak, read, write and understand English at an advanced academic level. Please check carefully whether you already meet the English language requirements or whether you need to arrange to take an official English language test. See the English language requirements on the Graduate School of Humanities website.
After enrolling 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 the required documents and submit your MyInfo application form before the application deadline.
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.
motivation form (PDF), a CV/resume, and proof of English language proficiency. This programme does not require a programme-specific document.
Please collect and prepare all necessary documents before starting your application. You can find detailed information and guidelines on the Graduate School of Humanities website:
Once we have received your complete application, it will be evaluated by our Admissions Board. This programme offers rolling admissions, meaning you will receive an admission decision within six to eight weeks. It is therefore advisable to complete your application well before the deadline.
If you are admitted to the programme, you will receive a letter of conditional acceptance. In order to proceed with your enrolment, you must accept this offer at your earliest convenience. Read more about the steps you need to take after (conditional) acceptance on the website of the Graduate School of Humanities: