For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
Bekijk de site in het nederlands
Pedagogical Sciences: Youth at Risk (track)
Add to favourites

Application and Admission

Follow the steps below to apply for this degree programme.

After the summer you will start your study programme at the UvA. What will education look like from September? Read the updates on the page for prospective/new students.

Application process

  • 1. Check deadlines

    The Youth at risk programme starts once a year in September.

    • The application deadline is 1 May for applicants with a non-EU/EEA nationality.
    • The application deadline is 1 June for applicants with a Dutch or other EU/EEA nationality.
  • 2. Check entry requirements

    The entry requirements for the Master's track Youth at Risk are outlined in the document below.

    2.1 Entry requirements

    The following criteria are set for admission:

    1. Sufficient knowledge, understanding and skills in Pedagogical Science, that is:
      • Knowledge of Pedagogical Science and its related fields.
      • Basic knowledge of research methods and applied statistics in social and behavioural science research.
      • Academic skills, as indicated by oral presentation and writing skills.
    2. Sufficient (active and passive) proficiency in English.

    2.2. Eligibility of international applicants

    Applicants from abroad, who wish to enrol in the Master’s programme Youth at risk, must meet a number of requirements regarding academic level and background and proficiency in English. Students with an academic Bachelor’s degree in Child Development Science (Pedagogische wetenschappen), (Developmental) Psychology, Sociology or a closely related discipline are invited to apply, provided they meet all other entry requirements.

    Academic level

    International degrees are evaluated by professional credential evaluators of the UvA. The minimum level of the degree should be equivalent to a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree. Educational systems vary considerably across the world; some Bachelor's degrees are valued at three years of a Dutch university education, while others are valued at two years or less. During the application process we will ask you to upload the documents needed for the credential evaluation. 

  • 3. Submit enrolment application in Studielink
  • 4. Activate your UvAnetID

    After submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvAnetID. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your ID as you will need it to complete your UvA application.

  • 5. After your registration in Studielink
  • 7. Provisional admission to master’s programme with study delay

    The University of Amsterdam will make it possible for you to start with your master’s programme, even if your bachelor’s or premaster’s programme has not yet been fully completed. We call this ‘a soft cut with restrictions’. Usually, there is a ‘hard cut’, which means that you cannot start your Master’s until you have obtained your bachelor's or premaster’s programme.

    Applicants who are unable to complete their bachelor’s or premaster’s programme in time due to a study delay that occurred after the introduction of the COVID-19 measures may request a provisional admission to the master’s programme under the following conditions:

    • The bachelor’s or premaster’s programme to be completed takes place in an EEA country.
    • There is a maximum of 15 EC missing for completion of the bachelor’s degree or a maximum of 20% missing of the premaster’s programme.

    Please note that provisional admission, if granted, has consequences. First and foremost, you will face a higher workload. Second, we are unable to guarantee that there will be no overlap in scheduling, e.g. when exams are held. You will have to complete alle missing courses during the master’s programme. You will be given the opportunity to do so throughout the academic year 2021-2022. You can apply for this provisional admission here

    This link is available from 1 July 2021 until 31 August 2021. Please apply as soon as possible to expedite the processing of your application. The admissions committee for your programme will handle your application. The processing of the application may take up to six weeks.

After (conditional) admission

  • 8. Accept/decline offer

    Please inform the Education Desk as soon as possible whether you accept the offer to start start with the Master's track Youth at Risk.

  • 9. Register for immigration, housing, start appointment

    If you are an international student, you will need to arrange a variety of practical matters before starting your studies. This includes your visa or residence permit, insurance and housing. You will receive an email with more information about this after you have been admitted.

    Please keep in mind that the housing market in Amsterdam is very competitive and that applying for student houding through the UvA does not guarantee placement. Therefore, we advise you to start your orientation for houding options early and to always explore the private housing market as well. The UvA houding service is always offered for a fixed period of one year (i.e. two semesters) to new incoming international students. 

    Get more information about practical matters for international students.

  • 10. Attend introduction day

    The introduction of the Master's track Youth at Risk is scheduled on Monday 31 August. Make sure that you attend, so you can meet your fellow students and teachers. You will receive a lot of information about how the master is compiled and what is expected of you. You can find more information about the introduction on the page Introduction Master's students the student site for the Graduate School of Child Development and Education. 

  • 11. Request student ID card

    A student ID card is a personal card which serves as proof of identity for examinations or borrowing library books. You will receive instructions on how to request your student ID card.