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Master
Medical Informatics

Application and admission

Students may join the Master’s programme either directly from BSc Medical Informatics or indirectly from a range of other first-degree courses.

Admission requirements

Students may join the Master’s programme either directly from BSc Medical Informatics or indirectly from a range of other first-degree courses. Indirect entrants can come from a variety of backgrounds, including

  • Medicine
  • Health Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • and relevant vocational degree courses.

BSc in Medical Informatics, AMC-UvA

Automatic admission.

Other academic Bachelor's degrees

Holders of a Bachelor’s degree in another subject from a university in the Netherlands or abroad must apply in advance to the Examination Board at the School of Medical Informatics, providing full details of their qualification and its curriculum. There are three possibilities:

  • unconditional admission; 
  • conditional admission, subject to successful completion of a conversion programme of a maximum of 26 ECTS at € 40 per credit;
  • rejection of the application.

Full details of the admission requirements can be found in the attached document.

Dutch vocational degree (hbo)

Holders of a Bachelor’s-equivalent hbo degree in a relevant subject, such as Computer Science, must also apply in advance with full details of their qualification and the curriculum. In most cases, these students are admitted to the MSc subject to successful completion of a conversion programme.

Request for admissions with study delay (Corona related)

If you have not been able to complete your bachelor's program on time due to the Corona crisis you will be granted access to the pre-master Medical Informatics when you fulfil the regular requirements, mentioned on the website and the following special conditions.

In certain exceptional cases, the UvA allows you to start a Pre-Master's program when you have not yet fully completed your Bachelor's program. Usually, you cannot start a Pre-Master's until you have successfully completed your previous study program.

If you have incurred a limited study delay, you will be allowed to start your Pre-Master's program – but only if your study delay involves courses from your Bachelor's that were offered in the second semester of this academic year (period 4, 5 and 6) and your delay is related to the Corona virus pandemic. You must provide proof of the institution where you followed the bachelor's program confirming that the delay has occurred due to the Corona crisis and in the second semester of the third year of the program.
Your study delay may not exceed 15 ECTs. In cases where a student's delay exceeds 15 ECTs, the program is no longer considered feasible.

You will be able to catch up the ‘missing’ courses during the entire academic year 2020-2021.

Students can only start the master Medical Informatics when they have completed the pre-master program.

This arrangement is in effect for students who wish to begin a Pre-Master's program at the UvA in September 2020 and are enrolled (in the 2019-2020 academic year) in a Bachelor's at the UvA, a Bachelor's at another Dutch university or a Bachelor's at a university within the EEA.

English proficiency

All students with qualifications from outside the Netherlands (EEA and non-EEA) who are non-native English speakers, are required to have passed an English proficiency test. The following three tests are accepted as proof of proficiency in English:

  • TOEFL, minimum score: 100, sub scores 24
  • Cambridge International Examinations, minimum score: 183, CAE B, CPE C
  • IELTS, minimum score: 7, sub scores 7

Students who have completed a degree in Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States may be granted an exemption from this requirement.

Detailed admission requirements

Full details of the admission requirements, and more information about the conversion programme can be found in the document you can download below.

Application procedure and enrolment

You can apply for the Master's programme by completing the application form you can download below, and returning it to the Examination Board at the School of Medical Informatics.

Application is not the same as enrolment, and it does not oblige you to actually enrol in the course. In consultation with the master’s co-ordinator, the Examination Board first decides whether your existing qualifications entitle you to unconditional admission to the programme and, if not, what additional tuition you require and how this can be provided. Any necessary conversion programme is designed on an individual basis and is worth a maximum of 26 European study credits (EC). Once you meet all the prerequisites for the course, you will receive an admission certificate. This entitles you to enrol in the Master’s programme in accordance with the standard UvA procedures.

Each academic year, there are two starting dates: 1 September and 1 February. Students resident in the Netherlands are advised to register half a year in advance, because of the assessment of your qualifications. Students not currently resident in the Netherlands are advised to apply one year in advance, because of the assessment of your qualifications, practical matters and the possibility of a conversion programme or test.

If you have any questions about deficiencies or practical matters, please contact the master’s co-ordinator or a student advisor.

26-3-2020 Please note that due to the coronavirus it is not possible to send your application by post. You can send your application by email to onderwijs-mi@amc.uva.nl. Applications that are sent by post will not be processed until further notice.

Costs

For this MSc programme, standard tuition fees apply.