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Business Administration

Enrolment restriction for BSc Business Administration

The number of students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year will be limited. Applications for this programme will be subject to a selection procedure. The application will open in October and the application deadline is 15 January 2020.

Registration deadline

Note: the application for the BSc Business Administration September 2020 intake will be open from October until 15 January 2020.

The first step to apply for the BSc Business Administration programme is to submit a Registration Request in Studielink. This must be completed between October 2019 and 15 January 2020. After 15 January 2020, it is no longer possible to apply for this programme.

When registering in Studielink, ensure that you select the option: ‘Business Administration' (numerus fixus programme). Note that Studielink will only allow you to register for a maximum of two programmes with an enrolment restriction. If you apply for two programmes with enrolment restriction and you are admitted to both, you may only accept one of the offers.

After registering in Studielink, the second step is to submit an application in the application system called Embark. This step must also be completed by 15 January 2020.

Selection procedure

After submitting a Registration Request and a complete admissions application, your eligibility for the BSc Business Administration programme will be checked by the Admission’s Office. Afterwards, you will be invited to participate in the selection procedure of the BSc Business Administration programme. The selection procedure consists of two, equally-weighted parts:

· 50% - Evaluation of your (most recent) study results (GPA)

· 50% - Selection Test result

The evaluation of your study results is completed by the Admissions Office and is based on your complete admissions application. The only action necessary to complete this part of the selection procedure is to submit a complete application by the application deadline.

The second part of the selection procedure is to complete a Selection Test. This is a test for which you may expect to study approximately 20 to 25 hours. Applicants will be provided with access to all necessary literature and study materials one week in advance of the test via the University of Amsterdam’s digital learning environment. If you reside in the Netherlands, you will be obliged to attend the test in person, at the University of Amsterdam. Applicants living outside the Netherlands are required to take the test online under the observation of an approved supervisor in their home country.

Selection Test Dates for 2020-2021 applicants

For applicants residing in the Netherlands:

  • Saturday 22 February 2020 or,
  • Saturday 29 February 2020

For applicants residing outside the Netherlands:

  • Monday 24 February 2020 or,
  • Monday 2 March 2020

All applicants are required to select a test date in the application form. Note that it is not possible to change test dates after the submission of your application. Therefore please ensure that you, and if necessary your family and supervisor, make any necessary preparations to allow your participation in the Selection Test. Applicants who do not complete the Selection Test will not be eligible for admission.


If you have any questions regarding the selection procedure, please contact our admissions office.