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Artificial Intelligence

Self-driving cars, smart cameras, surveillance systems, robotic manufacturing and machine translations: examples of how artificial intelligence has become integrated in society. In the highly competitive two-year Master’s programme Artificial Intelligence (AI) you will develop a solid understanding of AI and become an expert in a rapidly evolving discipline.

What does Artificial Intelligence at the UvA have to offer me?

Technical approach to AI research
The Master's programme in Amsterdam is a regular Master programme with strong research orientation. It has a technical and scientific approach towards AI research: mathematical AI foundations and hands-on programming make up a large part of the curriculum.

Wide range of topics in AI
The programme covers a wide range of topics, such as Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Information Retrieval, Fairness and Symbolic Systems. In courses on these topics you build a solid understanding of AI.

World-renowned researchers as lecturers
All courses are taught by world-renowned researchers who are experts in their field.  The majority of lecturers are also involved in collaborative research labs with industry players so you benefit from in-depth knowledge of AI applications in real-world situations.

Informal teaching environment
Students with many nationalities and backgrounds start the programme each year. You are encouraged to regularly present and discuss your work with your fellow students and staff members. 

Is Artificial Intelligence the study for me?

This Master’s programme is highly competitive. A restricted number of students is accepted to the programme every year. Eligible candidates will be selected based on the ranking criteria specified in the Entry requirements on the Application and Admission page.

No pre-Master’s programme Artificial Intelligence

Due to an enormous increase in interest and applications in the Master’s programme Artificial Intelligence, we do not offer a pre-Master’s programme.

Part-time study

The Master's programme Artificial Intelligence is a full-time programme and does not offer a part-time programme. However, it is an option to take half of the courses normally offered per year, resulting in the programme lasting four years instead of two. Normal full-time tuition fee applies in this case. 

Distance education

Normally distance education is not offered as students need to attend lectures and practicals in order to complete the programme successfully. Due to COVID-19 in the academic year 2020-2021 part of the education is offered online. 

Information events

Do you want to find out what it is like to study at the University of Amsterdam? Come to one of our information events.

If you live too far away to attend one of our information events you can still sign up for Meet the Master. You will get a virtual tour of the campus and the opportunity to ask a student all your questions.


If you have programme specific questions or questions about the application procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Artificial Intelligence
Degree programme MSc Artificial Intelligence
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66981