UvA Matching for international students is an introduction to the Bachelor’s programme for which you have applied. It is designed to help you assess whether you have chosen the right programme, through a combination of online activities such as assignments, reading course literature and/or making a test. The activities may differ per programme.
Once you have completed these activities, you will receive personal advice based on your test results. This will help you determine whether the Bachelor’s programme matches your interests and capabilities and whether you have the motivation and study skills to start the programme in September.
After submitting your enrolment application in Studielink you will receive more information on UvA Matching for international students.
Participation in UvA Matching for international students is mandatory for prospective students who have applied for a non-selective Bachelor’s programme at the UvA and who have completed their prior education at a non-Dutch educational institution. This includes prospective students applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB), obtained in the Netherlands.
Please note: If you completed your prior education at a Dutch educational institution, you will do UvA Matching at one of our campuses. Read more about UvA Matching for students with Dutch prior education (in Dutch).
The dates for UvA Matching differ per programme. Check our overview to see when Matching will take place for your programme.
The UvA offers four selective programmes taught in English:
These programmes have a specific selection procedure of their own. If you apply for one of these programmes you don’t need to participate in UvA Matching for international students.