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Need-to-know information

Things to arrange before arrival

  • Send certified copies of your documents

    You are not officially accepted into the programme until we have received all official documents. Please mind the following in order to ensure smooth processing: 

    • Your conditional acceptance states exactly what documents we need from you. 
    • Degrees and transcripts need to be certified. A certified copy is a copy of the original document containing an original stamp and signature placed by your school/university or by a notary. Watch the explainer video on YouTube.
    • Please send required documents by post and as soon as possible so we can finalize your registration as a UvA student. If you are not able to provide us with certified copies by post, we will allow documents to be sent digitally. The documents must be sent directly by the issuing school/university and can be sent to: Please make sure that your name, your UvA ID (student number) and your study programme are mentioned in the email.
    • If you're still enrolled in a Bachelor's programme and you will be graduating after the deadline, you will need to provide us with an official Statement of Graduation by the same deadline. This document must state your official date of graduation and must include a declaration that you have successfully finished all the coursework for your bachelor’s degree. The statement must be an original document printed on paper with your university’s letterhead and it needs to be stamped and sighed by your university. The statement must also be accompanied by a certified grade transcript.
    •  Original English proficiency score reports needs to be sent directly from the test centre to our admissions office. 
    • All required documents must be sent via regular post or must be sent to by the issuing university directly. We do not accept scanned copies by email.

    Please send your certified documents to the following address:

    Amsterdam Law School (UvA)
    Admissions Office
    P.O. Box 1030
    1000 BA Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    In case of registered post, please use the following address:

    Amsterdam Law School (UvA)
    Admissions Office
    Valckenierstraat 59
    1018 XE Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    After receipt of all documents we will send an official statement of acceptance by email.

    Keep an eye on our FAQ webpage for the latest information regarding possible alternative ways to submit your certified documents because of the Covid-19 situation.

  • Finalize your registration

    When you are conditionally admitted we will forward your personal information to the UvA Student Services department. Moving to a different country or city may sometimes be confusing. Student Services will help you through the necessary procedures. This starts with the UvA registration process while you are still abroad. During this process, you will be helped with such procedures as your visa/residence permit (if applicable), signing up for the introduction programmes and making sure that you are completely prepared for your arrival in Amsterdam. Please read more about arriving in Amsterdam on our Upon arrival page.

  • Course registration

    You must register yourself for the courses via The course registration period for semester 2, academic year 2021-2022 is from Tuesday, 7 December (08:00) until Tuesday, 21 December (13:00). Use the step by step guide to register for your courses. If you want to join an Amsterdam Law Clinic you need to apply before the 14 November 23:00.

    Please note: You are advised to register for no more than 30 ECTS (the regular study load for a semester). The maximum number of ECTS you may register for is 42 credits per semester.

    With regards to the elective courses you need to make a selection of your own choice. If you have questions regarding the course registration or need advice with planning your courses, please contact our Study Advisers.