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Applicants from partner universities

Erasmus+, Global exchange and QTEM students from partner universities are selected and nominated by their home university. Students can contact the international office at their home university for information on the local application procedure.

General entry requirements

  • For bachelor’s students: at least two years of study completed and 90 ECTS obtained in the field of business, economics or another relevant field of study (including mathematics and statistics) at an academic educational institute in their home country. 
  • For master’s students: A bachelor’s degree in the field of business, economics and/or quantitative economics or another relevant field of study (including mathematics and statistics) at an academic educational institute in their home country, enrolment in a master’s programme at an academic educational institute in their home country (please see specific entry requirements per MSc programme in the course catalogue)
  • Sufficient proficiency in the English language: Applicants will need to demonstrate their English proficiency in order to be eligible for the UvA EB exchange programme. Global, QTEM and freemover exchange students are required to submit a valid English test score when applying.
Test Minimum test score
IELTS 6.5 (subscores: 6)
TOEFL Internet based: 92 (subscores: 22)
Cambridge 180 overall and in each skill


The requirement for sufficient English language proficiency can be met if you have obtained or will obtain one of the following:

  • By completing English-taught secondary education in Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America;
  • By obtaining an International Baccalaureate diploma with English as an IB exam subject;
  • By obtaining a European Baccalaureate diploma, with the subject English as first or second language (minimum final score result: 6);
  • By obtaining a French Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général with Baccalauréat Francais Internationale (BFI)/Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB), section britannique/américaine;
  • Applicants with a degree from an English-taught University – if the programme was completely taught in English. These applicants need to submit a proof of the language of instruction. If the language of instruction is not mentioned on the transcript or diploma, the student will need to submit a letter from their higher education institute, stating that the curriculum is completely taught in English. 

If your diploma is not mentioned above, please consult the diploma calculator to see if your prior education exempts you from taking the English language proficiency test.

Important information for free mover applicants

  • Applicants who are students of a university of applied sciences are not admissible
  • Free mover applicants of partner universities of the UvA might not be eligible for the UvA EB exchange programme
  • Only students with an EU / EEA nationality can be accepted to the freemover programme

Additional entry requirements for free mover applicants

  • Grade point average of at least 7.0 (Dutch system) or equivalent

Check this list to see which grade is equivalent to a Dutch 7.0 in your country

Austria 2.4
Belgium 14/20
France 13.5/20
Germany 2.4
Italy 26/30
Luxembourg 15
Spain 8.0/10 or 2.2./4
Switzerland 5.0/6.0

If your country is not listed, the admissions office requires a B+, 3.33/4.00 or 4.00/5.00 or 80/100 depending on the grading system that your university uses. In that case, upload an academic transcript with a diploma supplement of your University in your application. 

This list is subject to change; no rights can be derived from the contents of this list.