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Survey software: Qualtrics

Survey software: Qualtrics

Graduate School of Communication

The department of Communication Science has a Qualtrics license to distribute online questionnaires. Qualtrics is an online survey software, which makes it easy to design and distribute online questionnaires.

Student account

All employees and students from Communication Science can use the software for free. To create an account go to

  • Click on “Don't have an account”
  • You will be asked for your email address

Use your UvA-email address ( and enter a self-chosen password.

If you do not have an UvA email address: check for instructions in your Canvas course first. If there are none, ask your teacher or thesis supervisor on how to obtain an account.

Trial account

Did you already create an account on, but only have limited options? Then it is probably a trial account.

The most convenient way is to create a new account with another email address. Please follow the above-mentioned procedure.

In the case you already designed a survey: you can export and import it into your new account.                

Help with building surveys

Qualtrics offers an excellent resource on their website in order to help students creating and conducting surveys: