To guarantee the quality of the Bachelor’s Programme in Psychology we have adopted a selection procedure. Selection is based on two tests.
After application applicants receive information about enrolment for the selection days and procedure. All applicants attend two lectures on the lecture day, study for themselves and take two tests on the test day. You can choose between round I and round II. The selection rounds are completely equal. You can choose to take the test at the University of Amsterdam, or online. Lectures will be streamed and will be available during your study week.
You either enrol in
These are the only dates on which you can take the selection test. There is no exception to this rule. If you are unable to take the selection test on one of the two dates, unfortunately, we cannot give you a ranking number. Without a ranking number it is not possible to start the Bachelor's programme.
The lectures and tests will be on two different Psychology subjects. No prior knowledge is needed. You will receive the necessary additional information no later than one week prior to the lectures. The tests are designed to predict study success, with a higher score on the test you have a higher chance to be successful in our programme.
Between the lecture day and the test day you will have one week to study for the test. On average, you will need about 24 hours to study.
Selection rounds will take place on Campus Roeterseiland in Amsterdam, or online. If you sign up for the online round, you are responsible for a good internet connection in a suitable testing room on the day of the assessment.
After the last selection round, the committee will determine the ranking for all applicants and inform you about your ranking number for admission (higher test scores means a higher ranking number). Based on the ranking we will let you know whether you:
From 15 April 2020 onwards, we will publish weekly updates on this page about the ranking numbers that have been offered a place in our programme.
You are allowed to participate only one time in the selection procedure for this programme (one selection attempt). Each year, one selection procedure takes place.
A selection attempt will be registered if:
No selection attempt will be registered if:
Note: In case you fail your final high school exams, the used-up selection attempt in Studielink can be annulled, but it is not possible to participate in the selection again. If your ranking number was 1-650, you will keep your ranking number. If your ranking number was 651 or higher, you will receive a new ranking number based on your previous selection score. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.