If you have obtained or will obtain a diploma or degree certificate from a Dutch educational institution, please follow the steps below to apply for this programme.
If you have any questions throughout the application process, please don't hesitate to contact the Education Desk.
To apply for this Master’s programme it’s important to register in Studielink AND apply for the programme at the Faculty of Science through DataNose, even if you have not completed your Bachelor’s programme yet.
Make sure your registration in both systems is completed on time. Registrations in Studielink and DataNose and getting all documents ready will take several days. Therefore, we strongly recommend to start the application procedure at least a week before the deadline.
Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered for admission.
|Starting in September||
30 April 23.59 CEST
No Pre-Master Information Studies
From the academic year 2021-2022 on, the Master's programme Information Studies will no longer offer a pre-master programme due to an enormous increase in interest and students in the Master's programme.
Please note that if you want to apply for a UvA Scholarship, other deadlines for application to the Master's programme apply.
The track Information Systems is open to applicants with an academic Bachelor's degree, and an affinity for data and technology. Students from various disciplines are eligible, such as:
Please note that we require formal academic European Credits (EC), or its equivalent, from a higher education institution. Online courses, work experience and other forms of experience will not be accepted.
Students who apply to the Master's track Information Systems should have general knowledge based on formal courses on the following topics:
Programming Skills (12 EC)
Good programming skills in any language, preferably Python. Good understanding of the basics of computing, algorithms, and data structures.
Students must be able to:
Multimedia Information (6 EC) e.g. knowledge of human media perception; digital representation of multimedia; the interaction between digital multimedia and users.
Data and Information modelling (12 EC)
Students with HBO background
If you are a Bachelor graduate from a University of Applied Sciences (in Dutch hbo) we still welcome you to apply if you meet the requirements and have taken academic skills courses on a university level. Basic knowledge on the following topics is required (adequacy will be determined by the Admissions board):
• Literature research
• Academic writing
• The ability to make abstractions from different contexts based on analytical thinking
• Research skills, scientific reasoning
• Reflection: critical assessment on general accepted theories
• Ability to framing: the use of different interpretation schemes (frames) to reason about reality
• Statistics (research methodology)
• Empirical research
Within 48 hours after submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvAnetID and an email with instructions for the next step of the application process. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your UvAnetID as you will need it to complete your UvA application.
Only after activating your UvAnetID, you can submit your UvA online application via DataNose.
Please make sure to upload the required documents in PDF format. Applicants who (will) hold more than one academic degree must merge copies of all academic transcripts into one PDF.
In DataNose we expect you to upload the following documents:
Please make sure you have uploaded all the required documents, as you can't add any documents after submitting. Only your English scores can be sent in later.
If you have any questions about the required documents as an international degree student, please contact the International Team.
As soon as you have submitted the (sufficiently) complete online form in DataNose, your application file will be acknowledged. It differs per programme how long it takes before you are informed via email about the decision on admission. However it will not take longer than 6 weeks. An admission will always be conditional as we must still verify your documents (consult step 8). You can track the status of your admission using the checklist in DataNose.
If you are conditionally admitted to the Master’s programme you will receive an admissions letter by means of email. In the letter you will find a link to DataNose to accept or decline your place in the programme. This has to be done within two weeks. If you have questions about this, please contact the Education Desk.
If you are conditionally admitted please consult DataNose for details on which exact documents are required and when and how to send them.
A student ID card is a personal card which serves as proof of identity for examinations or borrowing library books. After admission, you will receive instructions on how to request your student ID card.
In order to complete your enrolment for a degree programme at the UvA you will need to pay the tuition fee.