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Application and admission

Important information about your application

We are aware of the difficulties that might occur in your application process due to the coronavirus. The situation is closely monitored, we will take action when needed, following the guidelines of the Dutch government. We do our utmost best to limit the impact this situation has on your application process and are constantly working on finding solutions for applicants that face any sort of difficulties.

For now, we have made changes and improvements to our application procedure for the September 2020 intake. You can find them on this page. Hopefully, this will resolve some of the most pressing issues you might face at the moment.

Please know that this page is under construction. We will post the latest updates here as needed.

Information for Bachelor's Actuarial Science, Business Analytics (under accreditation), Econometrics and Economics and Business Economics

  • 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:  

    We advise you to register in Studielink and  submit your (incomplete) application early, before:

    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 is:

    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 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 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: 

    You need to register in Studielink and submit your (incomplete) application before: 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:

    You need to register in Studielink and submit your complete application before: 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:

    You need to register in Studielink before: 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.

Information for Bachelor's Business Administration students

  • 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.

FAQ

We understand that you might have questions about the changes in the application procedure. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions here:

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