Follow the steps below to apply for this degree programme.
The Youth at risk programme starts once a year in September.
In order to apply you should have a bachelor degree from a Dutch or foreign university in Child Development Science (Pedagogische wetenschappen), (Developmental) Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.
The following criteria are set for admission:
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.
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.
Dutch students with a “VWO-diploma” do not have to take an English test.
International applicants have to take a test. Native speakers of English or non-native speakers who have successfully finished an English-taught programme at university level are released from this obligation.
Applicants must submit one of the following tests. No other tests are accepted.
Please note: applicants who obtained an academic Bachelor's diploma in the Netherlands, or applicants who can prove to have successfully finished an English-taught programme at university level, do not have to take an English language test.
Before you can apply to the UvA, you will need to submit an enrolment application in Studielink. Studielink is the national online system for students who would like to pursue a degree programme at a Dutch university.
A DigiD (Digital Identification) is an online ID (username and password) that provides access to government administration websites.
Before starting your enrolment application in Studielink, read the 'Step-by-step guide to Studielink'.
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.
After registering in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvA student number (UvA-net ID) and an email with instructions for the next step of the application process. You need your UvA-net ID to continue with your application.
As early as possible, but no later than June 1st (April 1st for non-EER students), international applicants must submit an application file consisting of the following documents:
Within 4-6 weeks the admission commitee will inform you by e-mail.
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.
The introduction of the Master's track Youth at Risk takes place in the last week of August or i the first week of September. Mid-June you will receive an e-mail with all the essential information. Make sure that you are present, 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.
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.