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Read more about the application for (pre-)Master's applicants.

Students from UvA - Economics and Business (doorstromers)

If you are applying to a Master's programme don't need to go through the online application system Embark. You can follow this procedure for enrolling in a Master’s programme. If you are applying for a pre-Master's programme you have to fill out the application form in Embark. 

Students from outside UvA - Economics and Business 

After registering in Studielink (the previous step), you have to take the next step in the application process, and submit a complete application in our online application system Embark. 

If you cannot complete your application at once, you can save it and log in later to make any changes until you are ready to submit your application before the application deadline. Only after receiving a complete application the Admissions Office can evaluate your application and determine your eligibility for 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

Please note that we won't evaluate your application if it is not complete. Therefore, we recommend you to only start your application when you have all the required documents as mentioned below  

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. Please note that your graduation date cannot be later than 31 August 2024.
3. Most recent Bachelor’s transcript If you have not yet obtained your diploma, please submit all grades obtained until the moment of application, including the courses you still need to follow in your final year.  Make sure to include an official translation to English or Dutch. 
4. Course descriptions A self-made summary of relevant courses you took during your Bachelor’s for the programme you are applying for. Please include per course: topics covered, amount of credits earned, method(s) of examination and the compulsory literature list. 
5. English proficiency test Upload a test score result that meets the entry requirements as stated on the programme page. Be aware that we won't evaluate your application when your test result is missing. Sufficient test scores received after the application deadline are accepted, as long as your English proficiency test was taken before the application deadline.
6. GMAT/GRE test result Students with an international degree need to upload a GMAT/GRE score that meets the entry requirements of the specific programme.
7. Grade Point Average (GPA) calculation One of the selection criteria is the Grade Point Average (GPA). You can use this GPA calculation
8. Extra documents Upload any other relevant obtained Masters and/or followed exchange semesters. 

Master's Finance: recommendation letter
Pre-Master's Business Administration and pre-Master's Business Economics/Economics: proof of mathematics proficiency   

9. Motivation letter Max. 1 A4
10. Curriculum Vitae (CV) The CV allows you to describe basic information about yourself, your skills, qualifications and experiences. It is mostly used as a clear overview of your previous education. Please note that we do not take work experience into consideration during the evaluation of your application. For a format example refer to Europass CV
11. Optional: second programme choice It is possible to indicate a second programme choice. We will only evaluate your second programme choice if you receive a rejection for your first programme choice, or per request. 

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.  

Pay the application fee before submitting (non-Dutch diploma)

If you apply for a programme at UvA -  Economics and Business, with an International (non-Dutch) diploma you will be asked to pay the non-refundable fee when submitting your filled out application form in Embark. Submitting the form without paying the application fee is not possible. You can pay your €100 application fee by credit card. 

You don't have to pay the application fee if: 

  • you have of will obtain a Bachelor’s degree from a Dutch research university or university of applied sciences (HBO); 
  • you have already applied and paid the application fee for another Master’s programme at the UvA for the academic year 2024-2025;
  • you have applied for a UvA Master's in 2023-2024 academic year, in which case the fee is waived for three consecutive academic years (e.g. 2024-2025, 2025-2026 and 2026-2027);
  • you are an exchange student; 
  • you are applying through the Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF).

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.

Incomplete application 

When your file is not in order or missing any document(s), the Admissions Office will send you an email explaining which document(s) are missing or which tasks you still have to complete. You have 10 working days to arrange everything, or your application will be closed. 

Technical issues

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