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UvA thesis prize

Each year, the best and most original Master's thesis written at the UvA is awarded the UvA thesis prize. This prize is an extra reward in addition to the university diploma.

UvA thesis prize 2023

Master's students who graduated between 1 February 2022 and 1 February 2023 and who received a mark of 9 or higher (note: previously this was an 8.5 or higher) for their Master's thesis have been able to participate in the UvA thesis prize 2023. The winner will receive 3,000 euros and the other (faculty) winners will each receive 1,000 euros. One faculty winner was chosen per faculty. From these 7 winners, the jury, consisting of the deans of the 7 UvA faculties, selected the ultimate winner of the UvA thesis prize 2023: Milo Cornelissen from the Faculty of Science.

Faculty winners

The reading committees of the seven faculties have chosen their faculty winners, who have written the best theses of Academic Year 2022 - 2023. 

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

UvA thesis prize 2024  

Master's students who have graduated or will graduate between 1 February 2023 and 1 February 2024 and have obtained a 9 or higher (note: previously, this was an 8.5 or higher) for their thesis can participate in the UvA thesis prize 2024. More information will follow soon on this page 

Rules and regulations

Rules and regulations UvA thesis prize