These are some of the frequently asked questions for the admissions procedure for the one-year Master’s tracks offered at the Graduate School of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam. However, if you have any questions about your admission for the two-year Research Master Psychology, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We don’t do preliminary assessments of information sent by email to see whether you are eligible, unfortunately. Please upload your transcript and other required documents in your application. Your eligibility will only be assessed based on a complete application file.
This is a message that Studielink shows automatically. It is safe to ignore this message as long as you complete the entire application procedure before the deadline (see information listed under the header “application & admission” on the webpage of the track you intend to apply for). If we receive your application on time, we will process it and our credential evaluation team will verify whether your degree meets the standards of our programme.
When registering in Studielink, you should select the Master’s programme ‘Psychology’ at the University of Amsterdam. Students who want to apply for a clinical track (offered in Dutch only) should choose the option ‘Gezondheidszorgpsychologie’. You will be then be able to specify the master's track. See the step-by-step plan under 'application and admission' for further information.
For the admissions round of September 2020 you will receive the outcome around mid-May 2020.
Yes, you can choose one track in Studielink. In MyInfo you will be able to choose a second Master's track.
Please get in touch with the Admissions Office at email@example.com (unless you have already emailed us, then we will get back to you). We will send you the information you need in order to submit your application for a second Master’s track.
Click ‘pre-Master’s’ find all relevant information.
You can browse through all Psychology Master’s tracks here. To find out whether you are eligible, please check the the entry requirements; please click on the track of your choice, then choose ‘application and admission’, and then ‘entry requirements’ in the submenu.
The Graduate School of Psychology offers three Master’s of Science programmes:
A master’s track is a specialisation within a Master’s programme, with a specific profile and (partly) specific modules.
Within the Master’s programme in Psychology we offer 10 master’s tracks, 9 of those are offered in English: Behavioural Data Science, Brain & Cognition in Society, Coaching & Vitality in Organisations, Consultancy and Organisational Development, Cultural Psychology, Development & Health Psychology, Human Resource and Career Management, Sport and Performance Psychology and Social Influence.
Within the Master’s programme in Healthcare Psychology we offer 5 Master’s tracks, all of which are offered in Dutch only.
There are no tracks in the Research Master’s in Psychology. This Master’s has a major/minor system instead.
For questions about tuition fees and payment, please contact UvA’s Student Service Desk (SSD). Please read this page about tuition payment; should you have any further questions, you can contact the SSD through this link.
I took a course/ a semester in English, is this enough for the English requirement?
The English requirement means that you need to have passed an entirely English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. So separate courses and/or a semester abroad is not enough to be exempted from handing in your English test scores.
EC stands for a European Credit. In the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), one EC represents 28 hours of workload, including class attendance, self-study and examination.
1 EC (European Credit) counts as a 28-hours workload. This website contains some useful information about the European Credit system that you may want to read.
In order to compare your credits to ECs, we advise you to ask your university how they usually do this. They will most likely have a way to measure the workload which can be compared or converted to ECs.
If you meet the entry requirements, we advise you to apply, even if you’re not totally sure about the credit and level comparison. Once we receive your application, our credential evaluation team will check whether your curriculum and diploma meet the standards of our programme.
In order to be eligible, you have to meet the academic requirements as listed on the entry requirements page. Work experience can be an addition to, but no substitute for the academic requirements.
Fill out your name and student number in this form, and add a sentence in the table saying that you want to apply for the pre-master’s programme. In case you do meet part of these requirements, fill out the corresponding courses and add your course descriptions. Note that you do have to meet the basic requirements, so please fill out and upload the ‘proof of qualifications – basic requiremets’ documents accordingly.
Yes, you should submit your application according to our instructions and upload all requested documents. In the ‘proof of qualifications – track-specific’ document, please mention that you are currently doing a pre-master’s programme and fill out your pre-master’s courses here.
You will hear from us around mid-May 2020. Some other students may have already received a reply, still we kindly ask for your patience.
Yes, we do accept a notary certified copy of your diploma.
The UvA will make it possible for you to start with your Master’s, even if your Bachelor’s has not yet been fully completed. We call this ‘a soft cut with restrictions’. There is normally a ‘hard cut’ and you cannot start your Master’s until you have obtained your Bachelor's.
Master's in Psychology
If you have a limited study delay, you can nevertheless be admitted to the Psychology Master’s, but only if the delay came about during courses in the second semester of this academic year (blocks 4, 5 and 6) and is corona-related. Your delay may also not exceed 15 ECTS, and these courses may not be part of the basic and track-specific selection requirements of your master track. With a delay of more than 15 ECTS, it’s no longer an achievable study programme: the student would have to earn too many ECTS in one year.