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Admission to the Master

Admission to Master

On this page UvA Economics and Business students will find what they have to do if they want to start with a Master's programme here.

Starting a Master's with corona-related study delay

To prevent study delays due to the coronavirus during the last months of your Bachelor’s or pre-master’s programme, the UvA has made it possible for you to start your Master’s programme even if you have not yet fully completed your Bachelor’s or pre-master’s programme. This exception is subject to restrictions. Do you still have questions after reading the information below? Please get in touch with the Education Desk.

  • Are you a Bachelor’s student at UvA Economics and Business?

    You are allowed to miss 15 EC of your Bachelor’s programme*. However, your admission to the Master’s will only be possible if the delay is Corona-related because the missing courses took place between March 2020-July 2020. This also includes courses that were taught before March, but have an exam and/or resit in the given period. 

    You will still need to obtain the missing credits during your Master’s. You will have the opportunity to do so throughout the academic year 2020-2021. Therefore, it is important that as of September you enrol for both your Bachelor’s and Master’s programme in Studielink. For your enrolment in the Master's, please refer to the step-by-step below. Only step 4 is no longer applicable for now.

    * If your missing courses are not worth 5 EC or a multiple of 5 EC, the maximum number of EC will be rounded down. For example: if you only have courses of 6 EC, you may miss a maximum of 12 EC or 2 courses.

  • Are you a pre-master student at UvA Economics and Business?

    This arrangement does not apply to pre-master students for the MSc Business Administration or the MSc Accountancy & Control, as their entire programme took place in semester 1.

    To be admitted to the Master’s programme, you will have to have obtained at least 80% of the credits of the regular pre-master’s programme. You will need to obtain the missing credits during your Master. You will have the opportunity to do so throughout the academic year 2020-2021. Therefore, it is important that as of September you enrol for both your pre-Master’s and Master’s programme in Studielink. For your enrolment in the Master's, please refer to the step-by-step below. Only step 4 is no longer applicable for now.

  • I am not admitted to my Master's yet, what now?

    We have had a large amount of requests and not all of them are processed yet. We have September as an administrative month to make everything in order. In the meantime, you can start you Master's conditionally. If you meet the requirements, you will be admitted.

  • What would my study plan look like during the Master?

    If you are planning on making use of this arrangement, your study load during your Master’s will increase. We would like to advise you to carefully consider the feasibility of the entire study programme before you submit a request. Unfortunately, we cannot take into account the possible overlap in the planning of Bachelor’s and Master’s lectures and exams. For advice, please contact the study advisers.

Step-by-step guide per student group (BSc, Pre-MSc, minor, MSc)

In order to start a Master’s programme, you'll also need to take several steps yourself. We have listed these steps for you below. Please select the situation that applies to you and the corresponding steps to start with the Master of your choice. Frequently asked questions and answers are provided in the FAQ.

  • I am a Bachelor's student at UvA Economics and Business

    Step 1. Check if you meet the entry requirements for the Master

    In this overview you can see what Master's programmes you can start after finishing your Bachelor's programme. You'll also find any additional courses you must must pass in order to get admitted to certain Master’s programmes.

     

    Step 2. Enrol in time for the Master in Studielink

    Make sure you enrol in Studielink no later than the start of the course registration (in June (semester 1) or December (semester 2)), so you can register for your courses in time (see step 3). You don't have to register in Embark.

    The Student Administration of UvA Economics and Business checks in the period between your enrolment and the start of your Master's programme if you are eligible for the Master. If you are not eligible, you will be informed as soon as possible. 

    Step 3. Register for courses

    Because you are already a student at UvA Economics and Business, you are personally responsible for arranging your registration for Master’s courses. Register in June for your courses if you will you start with your Master's programme in September. In case you will start in February, you need to register for courses in December.

    For more information, please go to course registration.

    Step 4. Request your degree certificate

    • If you will start your Master's programme in September, please request your degree certificate before 1 August so there will be enough time to process your admission.
    • If you will start in February, you need to apply for your degree certificate before 16 January at the latest.

    This applies for both cases, even if you are still finishing your courses or waiting for your final results. This enables the Student Administration to check if you meet the entry requirements for the Master’s programme.

    For more information, please go to graduation and requesting a degree certificate.

    Step 5. The Student Administration checks if you meet the entry requirements

    As soon as the Student Administration has determined that you will be able to graduate before the start of your Master's programme and that you are eligible for the Master based on your previous education, your ‘Statement of Admission’ will be issued. This will be issued based on an internal procedure for which you do not have to take action.

    If you do not meet the entry requirements (in time), you will be informed as soon as possible. In that case your request for enrolment in Studielink will be rejected.

    Step 6. Complete your enrolment in Studielink and start your Master

    In addition to meeting the entry requirements, you'll also need to arrange several other matters in order to complete your enrolment in Studielink, such as arranging your tuition fee payment. 

    You can check the status of your enrolment in your Enrolment Checklist at www.sis.uva.nl.

  • I am a pre-Master's student at UvA Economics and Business

    Step 1. Check if you meet the entry requirements for the Master

    Check, before you enrol in the programme, if you will meet the entry requirements before the start of the Master.

    Keep in mind that some of the programmes have extra requirements for pre-Master’s students, for example completing the pre-Master’s programme nominally (i.e. without study delay).

    More information regarding the entry requirements can be found on the page of the Master at the UvA Master’s website under ‘Application and admission’ > ‘Check the entry requirements’.

    Step 2. Enrol in time for the Master in Studielink

    Make sure you enrol in Studielink no later than the start of the course registration (in June (semester 1) or December (semester 2)), so you can register for your courses in time (see step 3). You don't have to register in Embark.

    The Student Administration of UvA Economics and Business checks in the period between your enrolment and the start of your Master's programme if you are eligible for the Master. If you are not eligible, you will be informed as soon as possible. 

    Step 3. Register for courses

    Because you are already a student at UvA Economics and Business, you are personally responsible for arranging your registration for Master’s courses. Register in June for your courses if you will you start with your Master's programme in September. In case you will start in February, you need to register for courses in December.

    For more information, please go to course registration.

    Step 4. Request your degree certificate

    In certain cases, the Student Administration requires additional information to assess your application. This may be needed in cases where you:

    • did not complete your previous education before the start of your pre-Master’s programme.
      In this case you need to show your original degree certificate (or certified statement of graduation) at the Education Desk;
    • have taken courses for your pre-Master's programme outside the UvA.
      Please present the official transcripts of grades to the Education Desk.  

    To make sure there is enough time to complete your admission, please hand in the required document as soon as possible, but no later than 15 August (when starting in September) or 16 January (when starting in February).

    Step 5. The Student Administration checks if you meet the entry requirements

    As soon as the Student Administration has determined that you will be able to graduate before the start of your Master's programme and that you are eligible for the Master based on your previous education, your ‘Statement of Admission’ will be issued. This will be issued based on an internal procedure for which you do not have to take action.

    If you do not meet the entry requirements (in time), you will be informed as soon as possible. In that case your request for enrolment in Studielink will be rejected.

    Step 6. Complete your enrolment in Studielink and start your Master

    In addition to having to meet the entry requirements, you also need to arrange several other matters in order to complete your enrolment in Studielink, for example arranging your tuition fee payment. 

    The Central Student Administration (CSA) will inform you about this. When your enrolment is completed, you can start your Master.

  • I took a (transition) minor or major at UvA Economics and Business

    Step 1. Check if you meet the entry requirements for the Master

    Check on the UvA Master’s website if you will meet the entry requirements before the start of the Master before you enrol for the programme.

    Step 2. Enrol in time for the Master in Studielink

    Make sure you enrol in Studielink no later than the start of the course registration (in June (semester 1) or December (semester 2)), so you can register for your courses in time (see step 3). Only in case you took the Business Administration Transition minor, you also need to register in Embark, because you have to meet certain requirements and the Master is selective. More information regarding the entry requirements can be found on the page of the Master at the UvA Master’s website under ‘Application and admission’ > ‘Check the entry requirements’.

    The Student Administration of UvA Economics and Business checks in the period between your enrolment and the start of your Master's programme if you are eligible for the Master. If you are not eligible, you will be informed as soon as possible. 

    Step 3. Register for courses

    Because you are already a student at UvA Economics and Business, you are personally responsible for arranging your registration for Master’s courses. Register in June for your courses if you will you start with your Master's programme in September. In case you will start in February, you need to register for courses in December.

    For more information, please go to course registration.

    Step 4. Submit the required documents to the Student Administration 

    To complete your admission, you need to prove that you graduated from your Bachelor’s programme.

    To make sure there is enough time to complete your admission, please show your original degree certificate (or certified statement of graduation) to the Education Desk as soon as possible, but no later than 15 August (when starting in September) or 16 January (when starting in February).

    Step 5. The Student Administration checks if you meet the entry requirements

    As soon as the Student Administration has determined that you will be able to graduate before the start of your Master's programme and that you are eligible for the Master based on your previous education, your ‘Statement of Admission’ will be issued. This will be issued based on an internal procedure for which you do not have to take action.

    If you do not meet the entry requirements (in time), you will be informed as soon as possible. In that case your request for enrolment in Studielink will be rejected.

    Step 6. Complete your enrolment in Studielink and start your Master

    In addition to having to meet the entry requirements, you also need to arrange several other matters in order to complete your enrolment in Studielink, such as arranging your tuition fee payment. 

    The Central Student Administration (CSA) will inform you about this. When your enrolment is completed, you can start your Master.

  • I've been enrolled in the same Master before

    Step 1. Enrol in time for the Master in Studielink

    If you have been enrolled before, you can indicate in Studielink that you do not want to start in the first year. There are two starting moments for you: 1 September and 1 February*. Make sure you enrol in Studielink no later than the start of the course registration (in June (semester 1) or December (semester 2)), so you can register for your courses in time (see step 2).

    Also, please check the study programme for possible programme changes.

    * The joint degree with the VU, Entrepreneurship, only has a starting moment in September.

    Step 2. Register for courses

    Because you have been a student at UvA Economics and Business before, you are personally responsible for arranging your registration for Master’s courses. Register in June for your courses if you will start with your Master's programme in September. If you will start in February, you need to register for courses in December.

    For more information, please go to course registration.

    Step 3. Continue your Master

    If you re-enrol in Studielink, you are automatically admitted to the programme you have previously been enrolled in (provided that there are no changes in the entry requirements of the Master's programme).

    For more information, please go to re-enrolment.