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Exchange Programme
Economics and Business

How to apply

Important information regarding exchanges in 2022-2023

We are happy to announce we are now open to receive nominations and applications for exchanges in the academic year of 2022-2023.

Information on studying at the UvA during during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on this page

Information for free movers: you can now submit your freemover application for the 1st semester of 2022-2023. Please note that we can host a limited number of free mover students. If the situation regarding the corona pandemic permits it, the programme can take place.

Exchange students

Exchange students from partner universities have to be nominated by their home university. Students should contact the international office at their home university in case they want information on their nomination procedure.

Application procedure

After UvA Economics and Business accepts your nomination by your home university, you will receive a UvAnetID (student number) and an invitation to start the application.

Step 1:
The University of Amsterdam will send you two emails.
The first email will contain instructions on how to apply, please read this email carefully.
The second email will be sent within one working day after the first email, and will include your UvAnetID (student number).

Step 2:
Activate your UvAnetID as instructed in the second email.

Step 3:
Once you have carefully read the information on this page, and once you have activated your UvAnetID, you can go to the student portal www.sis.uva.nl, log in with your UvAnetID, and click on ‘My Admissions’ to submit your application.

Please note that you will need to upload the following documents in PDF format with your application in the SIS student portal:

  • Transcript of records in English - please note that master students need to upload both their bachelor and master transcripts
  • List of courses in progress
  • Scan of passport or ID card (front and back)

NB Erasmus+ exchange students are exempt from handing in proof of English proficiency - see Entry requirements for additional information. You can select the option No / not yet under the 'Language requirements' section in the application module.

Step 4:
Once we have evaluated your application, we will contact you about course enrolment.

Application deadline

  • Application deadline for an exchange in the 1st semester (Fall semester): 22 April 2022
  • Application deadline for an exchange in the 2nd semester (Spring semester): 8 October, 2022

Free mover (independent exchange) applicants

Independent students who meet the entry requirements can apply for a place in the UvA EB exchange programme through the form below. Please upload the following documents:

  • a curriculum vitae in English
  • certified copies of your academic transcripts in English.
  • a proof of your English language proficiency (IELTS / TOEFL / CAE)

Please submit all additional documentation as per the instructions on the form and make sure your records are up to date.

Application deadlines for independent exchange students (free movers) who wish to study at UvA Economics and Business:

  • 1st semester: 15 April 2022
  • 2nd semester: 8 October 2022

Information on tuition fees for free movers.

Practical information

Due to housing shortages in Amsterdam accommodation cannot be guaranteed. Unfortunately we cannot offer housing support for Freemover students. Please find more information on the following subjects by clicking on the links below: