1. Check deadlines
The application deadline for this selective Master's programme is 1 March 2023 (register in Studielink before 27 February, see step 3).
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.
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.
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.
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.
3. Register for the Master's in Communication and Information Studies (Dual) in Studielink
All students applying will need to start their application by submitting an enrolment request in Studielink, the Dutch online system for students applying for a degree programme at a Dutch university.
Applicants for Communication and Information need to submit an enrolment request in Studielink for the Master's in Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen (duaal) or Communication and Information Studies (Dual).
It is extremely important that you register in Studielink at least 48 hours before the application deadline (see above). This is to ensure that you receive your login information (UvAnetID) in time to fill in your UvA application in MyInfo (see next step).
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.
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.
Make sure you are well prepared before you start your application, and you have all necessary documents ready. You are asked to upload the following documents:
- curriculum vitae;
- proof of language proficiency (if required, see language requirements);
- transcript of records, up-to-date and issued by your home institution (if you are already a student at the UvA, a screenshot from SIS is sufficient);
- diploma (if already obtained)* or list of courses yet to complete;
- translation of your diploma and transcript of records (if they are not in English, Dutch, German or French);
- motivation form (PDF).
This programme does not require additional programme-specific documents.
*Please note: If you have not yet obtained your diploma but are in possession of all other application documents, you may proceed with your application - as long as you obtain your Bachelor's degree before 1 September. If you have a non-Dutch prior education, please bear in mind that you must submit your certified documents before 1 May (non-EEA students) or 1 August (EEA students).
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: