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Binding study advice

A binding study advice (BSA) applies to all UvA bachelor’s programmes.

The BSA means that during the first academic year of your bachelor’s programme you will have to earn a minimum number of ECTS in first-year courses. If you fail to do so, and no extenuating circumstances apply, you will be issued a negative binding study advice and you will not be able to continue your studies.

Each student receives a study advice (positive or negative) at the end of their first academic year.

The UvA has a student support system in place. You can always contact one of your study advisors as they monitor your study progress closely and can advise you in case of issues.

For more information, check your programme page on our student website.