All incoming exchange students in the framework of the exchange programmes in the field of Social and Behavioural sciences are placed in the Exchange Programme Social and Behavioural Sciences. Exchange students from partner universities have to be nominated by their home university.
As a rule a test score is valid for a period of two years. Students holding older test scores are requested to contact the Admissions Officer of the International Office Social Sciences as soon as they start their application to discuss their options.
Please note that only native speakers are exempted from the English language test requirement.
Waiver requests should be submitted together with the application at an early stage to avoid delay in the admission process
All (complete) applications are handled individually by the International Office Social Sciences. All partner universities have been informed on the entrance requirements.
For exchange students coming in through the UvA bilateral agreements (Office of International Student Affairs) other procedures apply.
The University of Amsterdam will send you an email.
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).
Activate your UvAnetID as instructed in the second email.
Once you have carefully read the information on this page, and once you have activated your UvAnetID, you can go to the student portal
https://student.uva.nl/en/content/az/sis/student-information-system-sis.html , log in with your UvAnetID, and click on ‘My Admissions’ to submit your application.
Our application dates and deadlines for 2021 - 2022 are:
Semester 1 ( and full year): 30 May 2021.
Semester 1: 1 October 2021
After you received the email with instructions on how to activate your UvA account please prepare the necessary documents. We ask you to upload:
All of the scans must be readable. However, please do not use a high definition scan (300 dpi is sufficient), and be sure to save your scan in a small size, since a singular document should not exceed 500KB.
Then submit your online application before the given deadline.
If applicable: make sure the testing organisation of your English language test (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) sends your test report directly to us. You can also send us your login information for us to review your results.
While we recommend you upload a language test score together with your application, a valid language test result can be submitted until one month before the start of your exchange period.
In some cases we will ask you to provide us with an updated transcript just before the start of the semester.
Contact for students
For more information and questions, please use our contact form that you find under "Contact".