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Applying for an exchange programme

Last modified on 01-12-2022
You’ve finished exploring the options for going on an exchange. And you’ve checked your faculty's entry requirements and those of your preferred destinations. Now it’s time to apply!
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To make an informed decision about the destinations you'd prefer, you need to collect as much information as possible, including the entry requirements. A good starting point is the page Orientation on an exchange programme.

One procedure, one deadline 

Applying for an exchange has been made easier. We now have one procedure and one deadline for all of the UvA's exchange destinations. 

Opportunities: 3 rounds with 5 destinations per round 

You'll have 3 chances to apply for an exchange in the academic year 2023-2024. In each application round, you can register for up to 5 destinations. This should allow us to offer an exchange opportunity to more students. Please note that only the remaining destinations will be available in the second and third rounds. 

Important dates

There are 4 important dates per round. The first is the starting date of the application period. The second is the closing date of the application period. After that, we'll make you an offer of an exchange destination. The last date is the deadline for accepting or rejecting the offer.

How to apply 

First, choose the 5 destinations for the first round of your application. Then, be sure to check the entry requirements and possible language requirements. Also, check out the courses you wish to attend. The last step is to fill out the application form. 

Application form

You can apply through this application formExternal link (log in with UvAnetID). The deadline for applications in round 1 is 11 January 2023 at 16:59.

Attention: Only students of the Faculty of Medicine cannot apply through the form above, but should send an email to internationaloffice@amc.uva.nlExternal link.


We'll check to see if you meet the entry requirements after the closing date of the application period. The reference date for checking GPA's is the day after the closing date. Based on this check, your application will either be approved or declined per destination. All approved destinations will be considered for the draw. 


To make sure the process is fair, we use a draw to allocate destinations to students who meet the entry requirements. You'll be entered into the draw for all of your approved destinations.

  • We carry out the draw by allotting numbers randomly to all students that have entered with at least one approved destination.
  • The order of the draw is also the order in which we allocate destinations. We'll start with the entrant who draws number one.
  • First, we'll check what the first available destination is out of the maximum of 5 entered destinations. If it is indeed available, we allocate it to entrant number one.
  • Next, we'll repeat this process for each following entrant, starting with number two, then number three, and so on.

Accepting or rejecting the offer 

Keep the important dates in mind to see when you need to accept or reject the offer for your exchange destination.

  • You can accept only once; this will be your exchange destination. Once you've accepted, you can't enter a subsequent round.
  • If you reject the offer, you can enter the next round.
  • Always respond to an offer. If you don't respond, you cannot enter the next rounds.
  • Also, please note that New York University requires an earlier confirmation deadline. You can expect your offer before 20 January 2023.

Your exchange step-by-step

  1. Orientation
  2. Apply
  3. To do before departure
  4. Financial support
  5. To do after return


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