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Frequently asked questions about the study year 2021-2022

For students starting or continuing their Bachelor or Master's programme in Communication Science in 2021-2022

The coronavirus outbreak has a huge impact on education, and on students as well. On this page we offer relevant information for students starting or continuing their study programme at the College or Graduate School of Communication Science.

Academic year 2021-2022

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Application and admission

If you are starting your study Communication Science in September 2021, please find the answer to frequently asked questions below.

  • Am I obliged to enrol if I accept my offer?

    We understand that given the circumstances you may not be entirely sure yet if you can attend your studies in September. Accepting your offer, however, does not finalise your enrolment and does not force you to pay the tuition fees. You can cancel your enrolment at any time before the start of the first semester.

    However, we do need you to accept your offer in order to start the mandatory procedures to complete your registration. If you do not accept your offer, we cannot start these procedures and this might lead to you not being able to arrange your visa or housing on time, or not being able to register for courses. Therefore, we highly encourage you to accept your offer at your earliest convenience, but at least before the deadline as mentioned in your provisional acceptance letter. If you later decide you want to cancel your enrolment after all, please contact us via


  • Can I take an English language test online?

    Yes. Now that many test centers are closed or fully booked, it is possible to take the online version of existing language tests.

    ETS offers international students affected by the coronavirus measures the option to take the TOEFL iBT® test from home until the test centers open again. More information can be found on the TOEFL website

    Deadlines for submitting proof of English proficiency:

    • Non-EU students: 18 May
    • EU students: 1 August

    If you are unable to send us the required documents in time, we sincerely hope to receive your application again next year.

  • I cannot upload all necessary application documents before the application deadline. What should I do?

    Your application must be completed as much as possible. In any case, you must upload a (temporary) transcript in the MyInfo application form. This may also be a digital copy from your educational institution. For questions about application documents, please contact the Admissions Office at

  • What if I have questions about housing or visa?

    As an international student you may have many questions about housing or visa in the current situation. On this page we try to answer as many questions as possible. Do you have a specific question about your situation, please contact the education office of your faculty or the Central Student Service Desk.

Do you have any questions to which you cannot find an answer on this page? Have a look at the FAQ's provided by the UvA here. If you cannot find an answer to your question, please email the study advisers.  If you have a question regarding admission, you can contact