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Something extraordinary happens to children around the age of five. They suddenly realise that other people can think differently than they do. From then on, they start thinking about other people's thoughts. They become amateur psychologists. When you choose to become a psychologist, you take this one step further. You can start to apply scientific knowledge and methods to gain an understanding of what other people think, feel, desire and do.

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Numerus fixus

This Bachelor's programme has a numerus fixus. This means that you need to apply for the selection procedure by 15 January at the latest. The programme has 600 places available. Check the steps on application and admission.

Why study Psychology at the UvA?
Explore issues in depth with your fellow students

Small-scale tutorials 

Specialise in your field of choice


World University Rankings | Times Higher Education (2020)

No 1 Psychology programme in Europe 

Located in the vibrant heart of Amsterdam

City campus

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Is Psychology right for you?

If the points below apply to you, then this programme could be a good fit:

  • You are fascinated by people and their behaviour.
  • You are interested in what drives people, in their skills, emotions, development and the way in which they interact.
  • One of the most important instruments available to the psychologist is research. By using scientific methods to do research, a psychologist can gain insight into human behaviours. You can be critical when necessary. 
  • You have a pre-university diploma equivalent to a Dutch VWO diploma.
  • You must have pre-university-level Mathematics because of the amount of research and statistics in the programme.
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Degree programme
BSc Psychology
180 EC ECTS, 36 months
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Roeterseiland campus