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Application and admission

Important information about your application

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have made changes and improvements to our application procedure for the September 2020 intake of our Bachelor’s programmes.

Please know that this page is continuously monitored. We will post the latest updates here.

Bachelor's in Actuarial Science, Business Analytics, Econometrics and Economics and Business Economics

Information about your application

  • Applicants who need a study visa/residence permit (non-EU/EEA)

    English test

    Because of the closure of many test centers around the world we will give you some extra time to submit the required test scores.

    We have extended the deadline to upload your English test score in your application. We advise you to take the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test (not available in mainland China and Iran).

    Adjusted deadlines:

    The application deadline has passed: 1 April 2020
    You need to complete your submitted online application (including test scores) before: 18 May 2020

    If you have registered in studielink and submitted your (incomplete) online application in Embark before 1 April you have until 18 May to complete your submitted application file by uploading missing documents such as the sufficient English test results. 

    Uploading official transcripts or diplomas 

    You might face difficulties in getting an official document from your home university at the moment. Because of the situation, we now accept digital documents if directly send to us by (a contact from) your high school or your home university. We are currently working on a procedure for facilitating this process.

    UvA Matching

    Due to the coronavirus situation, the University of Amsterdam has decided that if you cannot participate in UvA Matching or complete the exam before the deadline, this will not impact your request for enrolment in the academic year 2020-2021.

    Handling fee for students with a diploma or degree obtained outside the Netherlands

    The handling fee for students with a diploma or degree obtained outside the Netherlands to submit the application form at UvA - Economics and Business is €100. The fee will not be refunded in case you are not accepted to the programme. The fee will be refunded in case you have been accepted, but you choose not to start the programme in September 2020 due to the coronavirus situation.

    Online education

    We will in any case offer education and exams online in the 1st semester to give you the certainty that you can start your studies at the UvA, no matter where you are. In each period, we will evaluate whether the circumstances, in line with the social distancing rules of a 1.5 metre society, allow for meetings of small groups for small-scale lectures at the Roeterseiland Campus. There will be no mandatory attendance for these lectures.  

  • Applicants with an EU-nationality who don't reside in the Netherlands and require our student housing service

    English test

    Because of the closure of many test centers around the world we will give you some extra time to submit the required test scores.

    We have extended the deadline to upload your English test score in your application. We advise you to take the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test (not available in mainland China and Iran).

    Adjusted deadlines: 

    The housing service is based on first come first serve.

    Housing service needed:  

    The application deadline has passed:

    1 May 2020
    And complete your application before: 18 May 2020

    If you need the housing service we advise you apply early by registering in studielink and submitting your (incomplete) online application in Embark before 1 May. After that, you have until 18 May to complete your submitted application file by uploading missing documents such as the sufficient English test results.  

    No housing service needed:   
    The final application deadline was:

    1 June 2020

    Uploading official transcripts or diplomas 

    You might face difficulties in getting an official document from your home university at the moment. Because of the situation, we now accept digital documents if directly send to us by (a contact from) your high school or your home university. We are currently working on a procedure for facilitating this process.

    UvA Matching

    Due to the coronavirus situation, the University of Amsterdam has decided that if you cannot participate in UvA Matching or complete the exam before the deadline, this will not impact your request for enrolment in the academic year 2020-2021.

    Handling fee for students with a diploma or degree obtained outside the Netherlands

    The handling fee for students with a diploma or degree obtained outside the Netherlands to submit the application form at UvA - Economics and Business is €100. The fee will not be refunded in the event you are not accepted to the programme. The fee will be refunded if you have been accepted, but you choose not to start the programme in September 2020 due to the coronavirus situation.

    Online education

    We will in any case offer education and exams online in the 1st semester to give you the certainty that you can start your studies at the UvA, no matter where you are. In each period, we will evaluate whether the circumstances, in line with the social distancing rules of a 1.5 metre society, allow for meetings of small groups for small-scale lectures at the Roeterseiland Campus. There will be no mandatory attendance for these lectures.

  • Applicants with an EU nationality who don't require our student housing service

    English test

    Because of the closure of many test centers around the world we will give you some extra time to submit the required test scores.

    We have extended the deadline to upload your English test score in your application. We advise you to take the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test (not available in mainland China and Iran).

    Adjusted deadlines: 

    The application deadline has passed: 1 June 2020
    You need to complete your application before: 1 July 2020

    You need to register in studielink and submit your (incomplete) online application in Embark before 1 June. After that, you have until 1 July to complete your submitted application file by uploading missing documents such as the sufficient English test results.   

    Uploading official transcripts or diplomas 

    You might face difficulties in getting an official document from your home university at the moment. Because of the situation, we now accept digital documents if directly send to us by (a contact from) your high school or your home university. We are currently working on a procedure for facilitating this process.

    UvA Matching

    Due to the coronavirus situation, the University of Amsterdam has decided that if you cannot participate in UvA Matching or complete the exam before the deadline, this will not impact your request for enrolment in the academic year 2020-2021.

    Handling fee for students with a diploma or degree obtained outside the Netherlands

    The handling fee for students with a diploma or degree obtained outside the Netherlands to submit the application form at UvA - Economics and Business is €100. The fee will not be refunded in case you are not accepted to the programme. The fee will be refunded in case you have been accepted, but you choose not to start the programme in September 2020 due to the coronavirus situation.

    Online education

    We will in any case offer education and exams online in the 1st semester to give you the certainty that you can start your studies at the UvA, no matter where you are. In each period, we will evaluate whether the circumstances, in line with the social distancing rules of a 1.5 metre society, allow for meetings of small groups for small-scale lectures at the Roeterseiland Campus. There will be no mandatory attendance for these lectures.

  • Applicants with Dutch prior education (HBO, HBO-P, WO)

    Adjusted deadlines:

    The application deadline has passed: 1 June 2020

    Uploading official transcripts or diplomas 

    You might face difficulties in getting an official document from your home university at the moment. Because of the situation, we now accept digital documents if directly send to us by (a contact from) your high school or your home university. We are currently working on a procedure for facilitating this process.

    UvA Matching

    Due to the coronavirus situation, the University of Amsterdam has decided that if you cannot participate in UvA Matching or complete the exam before the deadline, this will not impact your request for enrolment in the academic year 2020-2021.

    Online education 

    We will in any case offer education and exams online in the 1st semester to give you the certainty that you can start your studies at the UvA, no matter where you are. In each period, we will evaluate whether the circumstances, in line with the social distancing rules of a 1.5 metre society, allow for meetings of small groups for small-scale lectures at the Roeterseiland Campus. There will be no mandatory attendance for these lectures.

  • Applicants with Dutch prior education (VWO)

    Adjusted deadline:

    The application deadline has passed: 1 June 2020

    UvA Matching

    Due to the coronavirus situation, the University of Amsterdam has decided that if you cannot participate in UvA Matching or complete the exam before the deadline, this will not impact your request for enrolment in the academic year 2020-2021.

    Online education

    We will in any case offer education and exams online in the 1st semester to give you the certainty that you can start your studies at the UvA, no matter where you are. In each period, we will evaluate whether the circumstances, in line with the social distancing rules of a 1.5 metre society, allow for meetings of small groups for small-scale lectures at the Roeterseiland Campus. There will be no mandatory attendance for these lectures.

Bachelor in Business Administration

Information about your application

  • Applicants for the Bachelor's Business Administration

    English test (if applicable)

    Because of the closure of many test centers around the world we will give you some extra time to submit the required test scores.

    We have extended the deadline to upload your English test score in your application. We advise you to take the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test (not available in mainland China and Iran).

    Adjusted deadlines:

    Your final application deadline has passed: 15 January 2020
    You need to upload your English test score before: 18 May 2020

    Uploading official transcripts or diplomas 

    You might face difficulties in getting an official document from your home university at the moment. Because of the situation, we now accept digital documents if directly send to us by (a contact from) your high school or your home university. We are currently working on a procedure for facilitating this process.

    Online education 

    We will in any case offer education and exams online in the 1st semester to give you the certainty that you can start your studies at the UvA, no matter where you are. In each period, we will evaluate whether the circumstances, in line with the social distancing rules of a 1.5 metre society, allow for meetings of small groups for small-scale lectures at the Roeterseiland Campus. There will be no mandatory attendance for these lectures.

General questions about the application process

for all Bachelor's programmes.

  • Has my application deadline been changed?

    For some applicants the deadline has been changed. You find all September 2020 intake information on this page. Make sure you choose the correct programme and situation.

    Please note that there is an extended deadline to upload documents to your submitted application. This means that you still have to submit your (incomplete) online application before the application deadline, but we will give you extra time to complete your already submitted application in the Embark system.

  • I have an English test scheduled, but it is not yet certain if it will take place. Can I submit my language test results later?

    Because of the coronavirus situation the deadline to submit English proficiency scores has been extended: 

    • For non-EU nationalities the deadline to add the English scores to the online application file is now 18 May 2020. Due to immigration procedures, no further extension will be possible. The deadline to submit the online application was 1 April 2020.          
    • For EU nationalities who need housing assistance, the deadline to add the English scores to the online application file is now 18 May 2020.  If no housing assistance is required, the deadline to add the English scores to the online application file is now 1 July 2020. Please make sure to submit the online application before 1 May 2020.                                     

    Additionally, TOEFL iBT, one of the English proficiency exams, is now offering an online test in some countries. Please check if this is available in your country.

  • I can't get my documents translated or issued by my university/high school. Can I still submit an application in Embark?

    Because of the coronavirus situation, we will proceed to evaluate your application without the certified translations. This means that, for now, we accept translations provided by you. However, we still need an official certified translation before 1 August 2020 if you are accepted into one of our progammes for the September 2020 intake.
    We will inform you later about how to send us the official translations. If the official translation shows that you are not eligible for the pogramme, the University of Amsterdam will reserve the right to reject your application.  

The University of Amsterdam is closely monitoring developments around the coronavirus. Government measures to limit the impact of the coronavirus outbreak are having a major impact on UvA staff and (prospective) students.