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Education from September, the academic year 2020-2021

We understand that as a prospective student the nation-wide and international measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 may leave you with concerns and questions about choosing a study programme and starting your Master’s programme at the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit in the upcoming academic year. Below, you can find more information and an FAQ about the next academic year and what we're doing to ensure a smooth start for all students in September 2020. We’re looking forward to starting the academic year 2020-2021 with you!

Education from September, the academic year 2020-2021

The academic year 2020-2021 will start as planned in September. We expect small-scale on-site attendance will be possible from September, albeit with some limitations to adhere to the guidelines of the Dutch government. This means we will be providing a form of hybrid education in the first semester, partly on-campus and partly online. In July it will be clear what our hybrid education is going to look like.

Frequently asked questions about Application and admission

  • Can I defer my enrolment to 2021-2022?

    This depends on the entry requirements of the Master’s programme. In some cases it is possible to defer your enrolment, however you will have to apply again for your Master’s programme. Application for 2021-2022 will open in October 2020.

Frequently asked questions about the academic year 2020-2021

  • When will classes start?

    The academic year will start with an introduction day, which will take place in the week of 24-28 August. During this day you will receive study-related information about the Faculty of Science, the Master’s programme and your specific track (if applicable) and you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow students. The day will mainly take place online and where possible on location.

    After you have been accepted to the programme, you will receive an email with the date of the introduction day for your Master’s programme and all other relevant information.

  • Will my classes be held online or on-site?

    We expect small-scale on-site attendance will be possible from September, albeit with some limitations to adhere to the guidelines of the Dutch government. This means we will be providing a form of hybrid education in the first semester, partly on-campus and partly online. In July it will be clear what our hybrid education is going to look like.

  • What will my schedule look like?

    After you have been accepted to the programme, you will receive an email with more information about the schedule of your Master’s programme and all other relevant information.