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Bring Your Own Device

Social Sciences

All students of the Bachelor's and Master's programmes of Social Sciences are expected to use their own laptop.

You will need a laptop for your classes, especially for the practical training sessions. Make sure your laptop or Apple MacBook has the following specifications:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10 (If you have an Apple MacBook make sure it can run the software mentioned below) 
  • Processor 1 GHz or more 
  • 2 GB RAM 
  • Wi-Fi 

Due to the increasing need for online collaboration, we strongly recommend that you also consider the following options: 

  • Internal webcam (or the ability to connect an external webcam) 
  • Internal microphone (or the ability to connect an external microphone) 

You will need the following software: 

  • Microsoft Office  
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 24 or higher 
  • Virus scanner 

You can purchase a laptop and the necessary software at a reduced rate at After you have fulfilled all the UvA admission requirements and your enrollment is completed, then you can login to with your student ID number and password.