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Dual Master
Communication and Information
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Application & admission

We advise that you submit your application as well as the application documents as early as possible, rather than wait until the application deadline. The sooner you enrol, the sooner we will be able to inform you about your enrolment request.

Application process

  • 1. Check deadlines

    The application deadline for this selective Master's programme is 1 March 2022. After this date, an initial selection will be made. Only if any places remain available, the deadline may be extended, in which case students with a Dutch or other EU/EER nationality will be able to apply until 15 May 2022.

    Please note: if you are an applicant with an EU/EEA nationality and wish to apply for housing, you must submit your application by 1 March.

    If you are interested in a scholarship, you need to apply for both the Master's programme and the scholarship before 15 January. Learn more at:

  • 2. Check entry requirements

    The selective Dual Master's programme in Communication and Information is open for application to students with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the Humanities or Social Sciences. 

    Student profile

    As a student in the Master’s programme in Communication and Information you are expected to have the following knowledge, insight and skills:

    • You have a strong interest in verbal communication and argumentation;
    • You have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and have taken academic courses equivalent to at least one full-time semester of academic studies in the Humanities, Political science or Sociology;
    • You are able to conduct research independently and know how to formulate consistent and functional research questions, collect material, apply theory, and write a thesis on a Bachelor’s level;
    • You are familiar with giving presentations in class and with working in a team;
    • You are interested in communication, writing, argumentation and rhetoric.

    If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements, you are advised to get in touch with the programme coordinator before applying.

    Pre-Master’s

    It is not possible to apply to this programme with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (hbo). We do not offer a pre-Master’s programme (schakelprogramma) for this Master's.

    English language requirements

    New Master's students should be able to speak, read, write and understand English at an advanced academic level. Please carefully check whether you already meet the English language requirements or whether you may need to arrange to take an official English language test.

    See the English language requirements on the Graduate School of Humanities website.

    Selection procedure

    Because of the limited number of places available,  prospective students are subject to a selection process. We will compare your file to that of other applicants. Distinguish yourself with solid basic academic knowledge in the field of study, sufficient test scores and a convincing and enthusiastic motivation.

  • 4. Submit your application form in MyInfo

    After enrolling in Studielink, you will automatically receive an email with a link to your MyInfo UvA application form. To log in to MyInfo you need your UvAnetID. Please fill out the application form, upload the required documents and submit your MyInfo application form before the application deadline.

    Application fee

    All applicants holding a nationality outside the EU/EEA are required to pay an application fee of €100 per Studielink enrolment before submitting your MyInfo application form. You will find payment instructions on your application form.

    Application documents

    As part of your application in MyInfo, you are required to upload transcripts, diplomas, a motivation form (PDF), a CV/resume, and proof of English language proficiency. This programme does not require a programme-specific document.

    Please collect and prepare all necessary documents before starting your application. You can find detailed information and guidelines on the Graduate School of Humanities website:

 

After submitting your application

Once we have received your complete application, it will be evaluated by our Admissions Board. This programme offers rolling admissions, meaning you will receive an admission decision within 10 to 12 weeks. It is therefore advisable to complete your application well before the deadline.

If you are admitted to the programme, you will receive a letter of conditional acceptance. In order to proceed with your enrolment, you must accept this offer at your earliest convenience. Read more about the steps you need to take after (conditional) acceptance on the website of the Graduate School of Humanities: