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Digital documents and verification

Upon conditional admittance to the Bachelor’s programme you applied for, you will be asked to submit certified photocopies of your diploma(s) and official transcript(s) of your final results. The certified paper documents must be submitted through postal mail. If you are not able to provide us with certified paper documents by postal mail, we will allow for documents to be submitted digitally, or have your results verified online.

The deadline for sending in both the hard copies and digital documents is 31 August 2022 unless stated otherwise in your conditional acceptance letter.

Depending on your qualifications, the following guidelines for digital documents and verification apply:

  • A-levels

    Pearson/Edexcel

    Please request for the results to be sent directly to the University of Amsterdam. Pearson/Edexcel will accept these requests from July onwards through their website. Once the official results are released in August, Pearson/Edexcel will send these results by email directly to the University of Amsterdam, as requested. Please only use credentialevaluation@uva.nl as the required email address in your application to avoid delays in the delivery of the results to the university. Students interested in using this service can also send an email to progression@pearson.com to be notified when the result sending service is open for applications.

    AQA

    Please request for the results to be sent directly to the University of Amsterdam. Visit the AQA website for more information on how to apply for this service.

    Cambridge International Examinations

    The University of Amsterdam can verify your results online. Please provide us the following details by submitting them through the Central Student Service Desk.

    · your Cambridge Exam Centre;

    · your candidate number;

    · your date of birth;

    · relevant examination series (date of exams).

    Please note, we will only use this information to access your results using CIE direct.

    Other A-levels

    Please check with the examination board, what the disclosure options are. The official results should be sent directly by the examination board to the University of Amsterdam, on paper, certified and in a sealed envelope or meet the digital verification requirements as set below in the section Other qualifications.

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma

    Please use one of the following services for your final IB Diploma Programme results to be sent directly to the University of Amsterdam:

    Before the release of results

    If you make a request before the release of the IB results in July (for May examination sessions) or in January (for November examination sessions), you should contact your Diploma Programme coordinator to submit a request to the IB on your behalf for your results to be sent directly to the University of Amsterdam. The University of Amsterdam IB institute code is: 000602.

    For more information, please visit the IB website.

    After the release of results

    After the release of IB results, IB graduates can request for their results to be sent directly to the University of Amsterdam using the form on https://rrs.ibo.org.

Other qualifications

If you are not able to provide us of certified copies by postal mail, we will allow documents to be sent in digitally. For documentation to be accepted digitally, all requirements mentioned below must be met:

  • The documents must be encrypted and/or digitally signed and/or password protected and/or sent as a PDF/A standard file by your school/university*
  • The documents must be sent directly by the issuing school/university to: credentialevaluation@uva.nl (for Bachelor’s applications only)
  • Your name and UvAnetID (University of Amsterdam student number) and your study programme must be mentioned in the e-mail subject line (NAME, 1234567, PROGRAMME)**
  • The diploma must mention the date of graduation
  • The transcript must mention the name of the school’s administrator/registrar
  • The documents contain both a stamp and signature from the school.

Please note that a check for email spoofing will be part of our verification procedure.

* Microsoft Office 365 allows for emails to be encrypted. However, other secured sources will be taken into consideration as well.

** This information will be used for administrative purposes only and will be removed once the application file has been completely processed.

For questions regarding Master’s applications, please contact the Admissions Office of your faculty.