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Business Administration (MSc)
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Students from UvA Economics and Business (doorstromers)

Students from UvA - Economics and Business don't need to apply to the programme through the online application system Embark. They can follow this procedure for enrolling in a Master’s programme.

All other applicants need to submit their application in Embark

After registering in Studielink (the previous step), you need to take the next step of the application process, and submit a complete application in our online application system Embark. Embark is used by the Admissions Office to verify your previous education and check whether you are eligible to start the programme.

Are you eligible?

The Admissions Office can only come to an informed decision about your eligibility by reviewing your complete Embark application. They will determine your eligibility based on the entry requirements of the programme. The outcome of your eligibility will only be communicated per email after receiving a complete application in Embark.

How to submit a complete application in Embark in 3 steps:

1. Create an Embark account

You have to create an account in Embark with your email, password and name. Please note: Embark is not connected to your Studielink or your UvAnetID registration; you need to create a separate account in Embark.

2. Upload all documents to complete the form

You need to upload these documents in the form:

1. UvAnetID/student number You receive this via email after registration in Studielink.
2. Bachelor's diploma  If you have already graduated, including an official translation to English or Dutch 
3. Most recent Bachelor’s transcript If you have not yet obtained your diploma, please submit all grades obtained up until the moment of application.  Including an official translation to English or Dutch.
4. Official Statement Of Graduation provided by your University Only for Non-EU/EEA students with an international degree who require a student Visa and/or residence permit, read more below.
5. English proficiency test You are allowed to submit the form without a test score, but then you have to fill out a test date that is before the application deadline. It can take 10 days to receive your score, only after receiving your score the Admissions Office will start evaluating your application.
6. GMAT/GRE test result  
7. GPA calculation You can use this GPA calculation
8. Course descriptions A self-made summary of relevant courses you took in your Bachelor’s for the programme you are applying to. Please make sure to include per course: topics covered, amount of credits earned, method(s) of examination and the compulsory literature list.
9. Extra documents Please upload any other relevant obtained Masters and/or followed exchange semesters.
10. Motivation letter Max. 1 A4
11. Curriculum Vitae (CV) For a format example refer to Europass CV
  • Information about the Statement of Graduation for non-EU/EEA students who need a student visa and/or residence permit

    In order to comply with the regulations of the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), we need an Official Statement of Graduation that needs to be issued by a representative of your University, as part of your Visa application.

    Who needs to submit the official Statement of Graduation?
    Non-EU/EEA students who did not yet complete their previous international education before the application deadline and need to have a student visa and/or residence permit to start their studies. 

    You can already submit the Official Statement of Graduation as part of your Embark application, but this is not mandatory. In case this Statement is missing from your application, the Admissions Office will remind you to organise one. Your application will already be evaluated without the statement.

    If you are a non-EU/EEA student with an International degree and you have already received your Bachelor's diploma before the application deadline you only have to upload your Bachelor's diploma in the application form, you don't need the statement of graduation.

    What is an official Statement of Graduation?
    This is a document which states the following information:

    • First (given) name and Last name;
    • Date of birth;
    • Country of birth;
    • Current Bachelor’s education;
    • Expected graduation date (please note, this has to be before the start of your programme)
    • Stamp and signature from a representative of your University

    When is the deadline to submit the Statement of Graduation?
    For the February intake: 1 November 2022
    For the September intake: 25 May 2022

    This deadline applies to all non-EU/EEA applicants who require a student visa and/or residence permit. You will not be able to start the programme if the Admissions Office receives the statement after the application deadline. After this date, the University cannot submit a complete visa permit application on your behalf.

3. Submit your complete application

A complete application needs to be submitted before the application deadline. Make sure that you press the submit button in Embark to be considered as an applicant and the Admissions Office can assess your application.

Admissions process

The admissions office has a rolling admissions process. This means that only complete applications in Embark will be evaluated on eligibility for the programme upon receiving them.

You will most likely receive your results within 4-6 weeks after we have received a complete application, but in peak moments (January till June) evaluating your application may take a few weeks longer.

Technical issues

Should you have technical issues with the Embark system, you can get in touch via email.