Every programme at the Graduate School of Humanities has its own entry requirements, application procedure and deadlines. Please be sure to carefully follow the steps below.
The application deadline for this selective Master's programme was 1 March 2021. It is no longer possible to apply for the academic year 2021-2022.
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:
To gain admission to the Master’s programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies you must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in:
Due to a limited number of places, prospective students are subject to a selection process. We will compare your file to that of other applicants. Distinguish yourself with a solid academic background in the field of study, good grades, a convincing letter of motivation and a solid research proposal (see Step 4: programme-specific document).
It is not possible to apply to this programme with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (hbo). We do not offer a preparatory programme (schakelprogramma) for this Master's.
If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements, you are advised to get in touch with the programme coordinator before applying.
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.
As part of your application in MyInfo, you are required to upload a complete application dossier containing the following documents:
* Please note: if you have not yet obtained your Bachelor's degree but are in the possession of all the other application documents, you are welcome to apply. It is only after admission that you are required to send in your Bachelor’s degree. The graduation date should be before 1 September.
As a programme-specific document, write a proposal (in narrative form) for an academic research paper related to the analysis of a theme, theoretical conundrum or case study relevant to genocide, mass violence, the Holocaust, or transitional justice. The research proposal (max. 2,000 words) should include the following elements:
The research proposal will be assessed according to the following criteria:
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:
Because this is a selective programme, applications will be evaluated by the Admissions Board after the application deadline has passed.
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: