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IELTS fee reimbursement

UvA students who have completed the IELTS English language proficiency test may be eligible for a reimbursement of the IELTS fee. A number of conditions apply.

The UvA considers it of great importance that students have an excellent command of academic English. The reimbursement is an initiative of the Executive Board and the Central Student Council.

Who is eligible

The following students are eligible to receive a reimbursement of the IELTS fee:

  • Full-time Bachelor's students in their third year or higher
  • Full-time pre-Master's student 
  • Full-time UvA students who have been selected for an exchange programme
  • Full-time Master's students


Part of the test fee (€175) will be reimbursed under the following conditions:

  • You are part of the group that's eligible for the reimbursement
  • You passed the test (with a mark of 6.5 or higher)
  • The test date was after 1 April 2018 (as stated on your certificate)

Please note: a limited number of reimbursements is available. After submitting your request, you'll be notified about whether you will receive the reimbursement. 

How to apply for reimbursement

  • First: register for an IELTS test and complete the test.
  • Once you've received your certificate, complete the application form.
  • You'll hear within a week if you're entitled to the reimbursement.
  • The payment of €175 will be made within 6 weeks.

More information about IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) provides a detailed assessment of English language skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking. 

You can prepare for your test with a range of free study materials and resources from the British Council. See also the IELTS website and British Language Training Centre.