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What is it?

UvA Matching for international students is an introduction to the Bachelor’s programme for which you have applied. It is designed to help you assess whether you have chosen the right programme, through a combination of online and/or on campus activities such as assignments, reading course literature and/or making a test. The activities may differ per programme.

Once you have completed these activities, you will receive personal advice based on your test results. This will help you determine whether the Bachelor’s programme matches your interests and capabilities and whether you have the motivation and study skills to start the programme in September.

After submitting your enrolment application in Studielink you will receive an email with your UvAnetID. You can use this to log in to your Enrolment Checklist, which is where you can register for UvA Matching.

Who is it for?

Participation in UvA Matching is mandatory for prospective international students who have applied for a non-selective Bachelor’s programme at the UvA and who have completed their prior education at a non-Dutch educational institution. This includes prospective students applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB), obtained in the Netherlands. The matching process helps you to test whether you have made the right choice. If you apply for one of our selective programmes, you don’t need to participate in UvA Matching for international students. These programmes have a specific selection procedure of their own.

UvA Matching for students with Dutch prior education (in Dutch).

When will it take place?

The dates for UvA Matching differ per programme. Check the programme information to see specific dates and the specific information about the matching programme.

Selective Bachelor’s programmes

The UvA offers a number of selective programmes taught in English. These programmes have their own specific selection procedure. If you apply for one of these programmes you don’t need to participate in UvA Matching for international students.

Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions, you can check our FAQ page or contact the Central Student Service Desk.