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Do you need more information about the admissions process? Or do you have a question? Please read the frequently asked admissions questions first. If you are unable to find the answer to your question about application and admission, you can contact us.

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.

  • 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.

  • Enrolment status

    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.

  • Scholarships

    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.

Stay informed on your programme of interest

Please fill out your details to receive our mailings about:

  • online versions of our brochures per track;
  • admissions procedure and deadlines;
  • scholarships and tuition fees;
  • how to meet us in person by skype chat/webinars/education fairs;
  • and more.
Explore Roeterseiland Campus

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.

Addresses

We are located on the Roeterseiland Campus, in Amsterdam.

Roeterseilandcampus - building E

Room E2.27

Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam

  • Mail Addresses

    General mail address (not for registered mail)
    University of Amsterdam
    Economics and Business
    ESC/Admissions Office
    P.O. Box 15961
    1001 NL Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    Registered mail address (DHL/UPS/FedEx etc.)
    University of Amsterdam
    Economics and Business
    ESC/Admissions Office attn. Simon Nieuwenhuijsen
    Valckenierstraat 59
    1018 XE Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

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).

  • Contact form

    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.

  • Call us

    Due to a higher volume of calls, waiting times may longer than usual. We grately appreciate your patience.

    On weekdays from 14:00 - 15:30 (CET).

    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.

  • Visiting hours

    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