Follow the steps below to apply for this degree programme.
The Research Master programme starts once a year in September.
Please note that enrolment into the Research Master programme is restricted to a maximum of 15 - 20 students per year.
The programme is meant for students with a bachelor's degree in pedagogical sciences or in educational sciences, but is also accessible for students with an bachelor's degree in an adjacent study (e.g., in psychology, sociology) who want to specialise in research in child development and education.
Both Dutch students and students from abroad can apply. All study materials are in English, and the language of instruction will be English as well.
The following criteria are set for admission:
For information in Dutch please check the Studielink section on our Dutch site.
All students who would like to apply to a programme at the University of Amsterdam will need to start their application process by submitting an enrolment application in Studielink. Studielink is the national online system for students who would like to pursue a degree programme at a Dutch university.
A DigiD (Digital Identification) is an online ID (username and password) that provides access to government administration websites.
Before starting your enrolment application in Studielink, read the 'Step-by-step guide to Studielink'.
After submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive an e-mail with a confirmation of your application, and information about where to submit the application form and upload the required documents. Please note that it may take some time before you receive this e-mail. If you have not received an e-mail within 48 hours (in working days), please contact the Student Service Desk.
After submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvAnetID. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your ID as you will need it to complete your UvA application.
As early as possible, but no later than April 30th, applicants must submit an application file consisting of the following documents:
Application fee: Students whose application is based on a diploma from a university in a non-EU/EEA country have to pay an application fee of 100 euro.
The admissions committee studies the application file. If the educational background of the candidate fits the entry requirements of the research master programme, the candidate will be invited for a(n) (Skype) application interview.
The candidate will be informed about the admission decision through e-mail.
Make sure that you are present, so you can meet your fellow students and the teachers. Subsequently, you will receive a lot of information about the Research Master
A student ID card is a personal card which serves as proof of identity for examinations or borrowing library books. You will receive instructions on how to request your student ID card.
Once you are admitted, follow the instructions provided by the faculty or programme staff regarding courses for which you might need to register separately.