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If you have obtained or will obtain a diploma or degree certificate from a Dutch educational institution, please follow the steps below to apply for this programme.
How to apply
  • 1. Check the deadlines

    Due to the numerus fixus, an early application deadline applies. You can apply via Studielink for the academic year 2024-2025 in the application period from 1 October 2023 to 15 January 2024.

    If you have registered in Studielink on time (see step 3) and meet the admission requirements, you will be invited to the selection procedure.

    For students with an international prior education, please see the application procedure that applies to you

  • 2. Check the entry requirements


    You can apply for the Bachelor’s in Communication Science with any profile. A good knowledge of English is essential and the subjects of economics, history and social studies can be useful.

    Hbo first-year degree (propaedeutic diploma)

    Students who have completed the first year or first phase of a degree programme at a university of applied sciences (hbo) are eligible for the Bachelor's in Communication Science.

    Colloquium doctum

    A colloquium doctum is a special admission procedure for people who are not eligible for the Bachelor's in European Studies on the basis of their obtained diplomas, and who are aged 21 or older.


  • 3. Submit enrolment application in Studielink
  • 4. Activate your UvAnetID

    After submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvAnetID within 48 hours. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your ID as you will need it to complete your UvA application.


  • 5. Take part in the selection procedure

    To be eligible for admission to the programme, you must participate in the selection process. 

  • 6. Wait for your ranking number

    Your ranking number will be available in Studielink on 15 April 2024. Depending on your ranking number, you may be offered a place in our programme.

After (conditional) admission
  • 7. Accept/decline offer

    Depending on your rank number, you will be offered a place. This applies in any case to the top 650 people on the ranking list. After receiving this offer, you have 14 days (14x24 hours) to accept your place. If you do not accept your offer, your place will automatically expire and be offered to the next student on the ranking list who has not yet received an offer.

  • 8. Request student ID card

    A student ID card is a personal card which serves as proof of identity for examinations or borrowing library books. You will receive instructions on how to request your student ID card. 

  • 9. Attend introduction day

    In the week before the start of the programme, you will need to attend the compulsory introduction day. If you start your Bachelor's in September 2024, the introduction day will be on Tuesday 27 August 2024.

    On this day you will receive all relevant programme information to make a good start and you will be registered for the courses of the first semester of the Bachelor’s programme in Communication Science. We will send you detailed information about the introduction day in July or early August.

  • 10. Pay the tuition fee

    You will need to pay the tuition fee in order to complete your enrolment for a degree programme at the UvA. Find out more about how to pay the tuition fees.