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The best and most original Master’s theses written at the UvA are rewarded each year with the UvA Thesis Prize. The jury judges the submissions by scientific quality and originality.

UvA thesis prize 2024

Master’s students who graduated between 1 February 2023 and 1 April 2024, and received a mark of 9 or higher for their Master's thesis, are invited to participate in the UvA Thesis Prize 2024. The winner receives 3,000 euro, the other (faculty) winners each receive 1,000 euro. The jury (consisting of the deans of the seven UvA faculties) choose the final winner of the UvA Thesis Prize 2024.

The deadline for participation is Monday 15 April 2024 at noon.


Winners UvA Thesis Prize 2023

Below you can find the faculty winners of 2023, who have written the best theses of academic year 2022-2023. The main prize winner is Milo Cornelissen, who graduated from the Faculty of Science.

Photo: TU Berlin

Faculty of Science

Milo Cornelissen - Incorporation of Directional and Quinone-Functionalized Macrocycles in Covalently Synthesized Rotaxanes

Photo: CPB

Economics and Business 

Lily Davies - Selection into COVID-19 Support? Evidence from Machine Learning

Faculty of Humanities

Tijmen van Voorthuizen - 'Niet onze omgeving maakt ons Homo-Sexueel': Ervaring van homoseksualiteit in Amsterdam, 1890-1940

Faculty of Medicine

Titia Sulzer - The effect of prophylactic cerebrospinal fluid drainage (CSFD) on spinal cord ischemia (SCI) in patients undergoing four-vessel fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR)

Photo: Liva Reidzane

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Marcio Joseph - Devotees of the Fire: Faith, Freedom and Subjectivity in a Spiritual Community

Amsterdam Law School

Julie Davis - Forgetting What You Can Not Carry: Should International Criminal Law’s Legal Obligations to Victims Include a Public Right To Remember?

Faculty of Dentistry

Kübra Andas - Compomers for the restorative treatment of dental caries in primary teeth: an umbrella review