These are general requirements for sufficient command of the English language.
If you are not a native English speaker, you will need to demonstrate English proficiency in order to be eligible for our English-taught programmes. Similarly, for Dutch-taught programmes, all non-native Dutch speakers should demonstrate sufficient proficiency.
Students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and undertake written work in English or Dutch (depending on the programme language). Non-native speakers of English are required to submit a valid English test score. The test must have been taken less than two years before the start date of the programme.
|UvA approved tests||Selective programmes (minimum score)||All other programmes (minimum score)|
|IELTS||7 (subscores: 6,5)||6.5 (subscores: 6)|
|92 (subscores: 22)|
|Cambridge C1 Advanced||Level C1: 190||Level C1: 180|
The following applicants are exempted from the English test:
Applicants with a Dutch HBO-propaedeutic diploma can check their eligibility in the Enrolment Provisions.
Please note that the entry requirements for Selective programmes may vary, You can check the programme for more information.