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Step 3. Submit your Online application

After registering in Studielink, you will receive an email with your 8-digit UvA student number (UvA-net ID). After that you can go on to the next step of the online application process. The online application system is called Embark. The application deadline for the September 2020 intake has passed. The application for the September 2021 intake will open in October 2020.

Online application procedure in Embark

Start your application in Embark by creating a new account. Please note: this is not connected to Studielink or your UvA-net ID, you need to create a separate account in Embark. Should you have technical issues with the Embark system, you can get in touch via

Completing your online application

A complete application form consists of:

  • Proof of identity (Passport, EU ID card etc)
  • UvA-net ID/studentnumber (after registration in Studielink / you can submit the application with an inactive UvA-net ID)
  • English language test score (if applicable)
  • Diploma + transcript, or expected transcript of grades 
  • If your diploma and/or transcripts are not in English, Dutch or German (Abitur), we need an official translation as well as the original document.
  • CV
  • Motivation letter of max. 300 words (helpful for the assessment of your application. If you don't have a motivation letter please upload a blank Word document)
  • Motivation letter Scholarship (if applicable)

If you have not yet obtained your diploma, please submit all grades obtained up until the moment of application. 

Handling fee for students with a diploma or degree obtained outside the Netherlands

The handling fee for students with a diploma or degree obtained outside the Netherlands to submit the application form at UvA - Economics and Business is €100. If you are accepted and enrolled in the programme, you will receive a refund of €75. The handling fee will not be refunded in case you're not accepted to the programme or if you withdraw your application. 

Need some help? Watch this video about the Embark application:


If you have questions regarding admission and/or application process, please contact the Admissions Office.