These are general requirements for sufficient command of the English language.
These are general requirements. Make sure to check carefully the specific language requirements of your chosen degree programme.
In Dutch-taught degree programmes, much of the literature and some of the lectures may be in English. All prospective students must therefore be proficient in English and must take an English language proficiency test, unless otherwise exempted from this requirement.
1. Those who have completed their prior education in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America.
2. Those who have completed their prior education in a country of the European Economic Area (EEA), or in Switzerland.
You may also receive an exemption from the English language proficiency test with a diploma from a country where English is the official language of instruction, or with one of the following diplomas:
Please send a request for exemption from the English language proficiency test together with a certifiedcopy of the diploma and official transcript (list of grades) to:
University of Amsterdam
1018 WB Amsterdam
Please note: your request for exemption from the English language proficiency test can only be taken into consideration after you have completed the online application form (step 3).
The following three tests are accepted as proof of proficiency in English:
Prospective students must have a minimum score of:
Prospective students taking one of the Cambridge International Examinations must achieve the following results:
See the website below for more information and for a listing of authorised Cambridge examination centres.
Students taking the IELTS test should have a minimum score of 6.5. See the IELTS website for more information and for the addresses of IELTS test centres.