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Bachelor Actuarial Science

Step 5: UvA Matching (online programme fit)

UvA Matching (online programme fit) is an introduction to the Bachelor’s programme you are applying for. After completion of UvA Matching, you’ll receive a personal study advice. Participation is a mandatory part of your application procedure.

What is UvA Matching?

UvA Matching (online programme fit) is a mandatory part of the application procedure for all prospective Bachelor’s students. When you have completed UvA Matching by taking a test, you will receive a personal study advice based on your test results. This will help you determine whether the Bachelor’s programme is a good fit for you and whether you have the motivation and study skills to start the programme in September.

>See: Video on UvA Matching


During UvA Matching you will engage in several study activities that will give you an idea of what to expect from the Bachelor’s programme. This includes:

  • Attending online lectures
  • Reviewing course materials
  • Finishing UvA Matching by making a test
  • A personal study advice (based on the test outcome)

Practical information for students with an international prior education (Including students who obtained their IB in the Netherlands)

After you have been conditionally admitted to the programme, you have to participate in UvA Matching. In your conditional acceptance email you will find more information regarding UvA Matching and the date of your assigned round. Usually you will receive a conditional offer within 4 weeks after submitting a complete application.

When will I participate?

UvA Matching  is offered from March to May in several rounds, as shown in the table below. If really necessary you can change your assigned round, but we recommend all students to participate as early as possible due to enrolment procedures. You will receive detailed login and practical information approximately one week before the start of your round.  

Conditionally accepted before:



22 February 2019


5 - 13 March 2019

29 March 2019


10 - 18 April 2019

26 April 2019


7 - 15 May 2019

26 May 2019*


27 May - 4 June 2019*

* Round 4 is not available for non-EU students due to Visa procedures.

Students can complete UvA Matching at their own pace, provided that all activities are completed before the deadline of the specific session. You can only participate once.

After completing UvA Matching

Once you have completed your UvA Matching round, you will receive your personal study advice. The next step will be accepting your offer for the Bachelor’s programme in Embark. Students who will receive a negative study advice, are recommended to reconsider their study choice.

Watch the instruction video on UvA Matching

Meet & Greet at the University (optional)

Discover your future campus and meet your peers during the Meet & Greet on Thursday 20 June. If you have accepted your offer, you will receive an invitation by email (in May) to join the event. If you have the opportunity to attend, we would very much like to welcome you at the Meet & Greet.

Questions about UvA Matching?

You can reach the UvA Matching office via this form