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Participate in UvA Matching Communication Science

Choosing the right programme will increase your chances of succeeding in your studies. For this reason, UvA Matching is a mandatory part of the application procedure for all prospective Bachelor’s students who have completed their prior education at a Dutch educational institution.

What is UvA Matching Communication Science?

Information for prospective students

During UvA Matching you will take part in the study programme of the Bachelor’s in Communication Science. This includes attending lectures and reviewing course materials. You will finish UvA Matching with a test. You will then receive personal advice on the basis of your test results. This will help you determine whether this study programme is a good fit for you and whether you have the motivation and study skills to start the programme in September.

Who is UvA Matching for?

Participation in UvA Matching is mandatory for:

Prospective students who have applied for a Bachelor’s programme at the UvA for the first time and who have completed their prior education at a Dutch educational institution. This includes prospective students applying with a hbo propedeuse (first-year diploma from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences). You can find more general information on the UvA Matching here.

UvA Matching is not mandatory for the following groups:

  • Prospective students with an international pre-university diploma (including an IB diploma obtained in The Netherlands).
  • Prospective students who have applied for a degree programme with restricted or selective admission.
  • UvA students who are transferring to another UvA Bachelor’s programme.
  • Students from Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, Saba, Curacao, Aruba or Sint Maarten.


After enrolling for the Bachelor’s programme in Communication Science in Studielink, you will need to register for UvA Matching through your personal Enrolment Checklist. Make sure to pay close attention to the registration deadline.

Programme UvA Matching Communication Science

UvA Matching Communication Science consists of a teaching day and a test day. The teaching day takes place on campus. You will attend a lecture and a tutorial. The days following the lecture day you will work on assignments and study for the test independently. On Friday you will take the test online, while you are at home. Beforehand, we will communicate a specific time slot to you, during which you can take the test. You should expect to spend about 28 hours on UvA Matching (including teaching day and test day).

UvA Matching Communication Science

  • Tuesday 2 June: teaching day
  • Friday 5 June: test day


Once you have registered for UvA Matching you will receive an email (three weeks prior to UvA Matching at the latest) with more information about the programme, how to best prepare yourself and the literature.

Are you in need of provisions during UvA Matching?

If you have a disability (for example, dyslexia) or chronic condition that requires support, contact us (prior to the start of UvA Matching).

Bring a proof of identity

Make sure to bring a valid proof of identity (passport or a Dutch identity card) to the teaching day.


Visit the FAQ or contact us directly.