Frequently Asked Questions - Admissions
To help you quickly, we set up a list of frequently asked questions that (new) students have during their admissions process. Please refer to this information first as the response we will send to you via email will be very similar.
The deadlines for the February 2022 intake:
- For students with an international degree who need to apply for a study visa and/or residence permit: 1 November 2021
- For students with an international degree who don't need to apply for a study visa and/or residence permit: 1 December 2021
- For students with a Dutch Bachelor's degree: 1 January 2022
The deadlines for the September 2022 intake:
- For students with an international degree: final deadline is 1 April 2022
- For students with a Dutch degree: final deadline is 1 June 2022
Applications submitted after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.
All the entry requirements for this Master's can be found by clicking on the 'Application and Admission' tab.
We will not offer any other information than stated on our website. Only by submitting a complete application in Embark we can come to an informed decision about your specific case.
For students that require a GMAT/GRE test
If your scores for do not meet the minimum scores required, your application will not be taken into consideration. We do not grant any exemptions from taking a GMAT/GRE test other than the ones stated in the entry requirements of this programme.
Please be aware that your GMAT/GRE test scores need to be uploaded before the deadline that applies to you. Test results handed in after the deadline will not be taken into consideration and will result in your application being closed.
For programmes that require a certain GPA score
If your GPA score does not meet the required minimum, your application will not be taken into consideration. We do not grant any exemptions to the GPA minimum.
Please note that meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantuee your selection to the programme. Selection depends on available capacity in the programme. Each year, the final GPA cut off is decided after we have received all applications.
An additional GMAT/GRE test may be accepted, however, your GPA score will be leading.
Eligibility to the programme
We do not offer any kind of pre-screening services and therefore we cannot provide you with a definitive decision on whether you will be admitted or not. We do not make statements about your eligibility by phone or email. We can only come to an informed decision about your eligibility by reviewing your complete Embark application.
Your eligibility to the programme of your choice is solely based on academic credentials. We do not take work experience into consideration.
Our aim is to review your Embark application within 3-4 weeks. However, the review time will increase close to application deadlines or when your documents need an extra review.
If any documents are missing from your application, you will be informed by email. In order to avoid missing important information, make sure to check your spam folder for emails sent from @embark.com and @uva.nl.
Students with an international degree are required to prove their English proficiency, by taking one of the English proficiency tests or by meeting one of the possible exemptions stated on our programme’s websites. We do not grant any other exemptions than the exemptions stated on our website. If your grades do not meet the minimum scores, your application will not be taken into consideration.
Please be aware that your English test needs to be taken before the deadline that applies to you. Make sure to hand in your test scores as soon as possible. English tests taken after the deadline will not be taken into consideration and your application will be closed.
We provide a limited number of scholarships for highly talented non-EU students applying to one of our Bachelor's and Master's programmes. Each year, the scholarship application deadline is on 15 January for students applying for the next academic year. Applications handed in after the scholarship deadline will not be taken into consideration.
Students who apply for a scholarship will be informed of the outcome by email on 1 April by the latest.
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All Economics and Business programmes at the University of Amsterdam are part of the of the Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus, an inspiring, international knowledge hub for Economics, Business, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences.
We are located on the Roeterseiland Campus, in Amsterdam.
General mail address (not for registered mail)
University of Amsterdam
Economics and Business
P.O. Box 15961
1001 NL Amsterdam
Registered mail address (DHL/UPS/FedEx etc.)
University of Amsterdam
Economics and Business
ESC/Admissions Office attn. Simon Nieuwenhuijsen
1018 XE Amsterdam
Were you unable to find the answer to your question about application and admission? Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are experiencing a very high volume of incoming questions, which results in long response times (approximately 7 workdays).
You can fill out our contact form if you were unable to find an answer to your question about application and admission on our website. Please use one contact form to ask one question.
Did you already start an application for one of the programmes offered at UvA's Economics and Business and do you have an admissions related question? Make sure to have your UvAnetID (student number) ready and use this question form.
Do you have an admissions related question, but haven't started an application for one of the programmes offered at UvA's Economics and Business yet? Make sure to use this form.
Due to a higher volume of calls, waiting times may longer than usual. We grately appreciate your patience.
On weekdays from 13:00 - 15:00 (CEST).
On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday also from 09:30 - 10:30 (CEST).
Phone number: +31 (0)20 525 4327
Please note that during the office hours, we cannot make definite statements about your eligibility to the programme. Such statements can only be made on the basis of a complete and timely application submitted through Studielink and our online application system Embark, all of which are reviewed with the utmost care.
We are not holding visiting hours at this time.
The Admissions Office is closed on these national holidays:
- Friday 15 April - Easter Friday
- Monday 18 april - Easter Monday
- Wednesday 27 april - King's Day
- Thursday 5 May - Liberation Day
- Friday 6 May - Collective day off UvA
- Thursday 26 May - Ascension Day
- Friday 27 May - Collective day off UvA
- Mon 6 June - Whit Monday
- 26 December 2022 - 1 January 2023 - Christmas week/New Year's