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Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the Advanced Master’s in Technology Governance for the academic year 2024-2025 is €25,000. The tuition fee for this programme is non-refundable.

NB: The tuition fee for students who don’t complete their studies in one year will be calculated based on the number of ECTS they still need to obtain. Also this second year, students don’t have the right to request a refund in case they can’t complete the subjects they paid for.

Application fee

All students applying for a Master’s degree programme with an international diploma are required to pay a non-refundable €100 application fee. You can pay your €100 application fee by credit card (Master or Visacard) or iDEAL. Only after paying the fee, can you start your application in MyInfo. It is not possible to start an application without paying the application fee.

You don't have to pay the application fee:

  • If you have of will obtain a bachelor’s degree from a Dutch research university;
  • If you have already applied and have paid the application fee for another master’s programme at the UvA for the academic year 2024-2025;
  • If you are applying through the Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF);
  • If you have previously applied for this LLM programme at the UvA and you have deferred your application to the following academic year. Please contact the Admissions Office after you have registered again for the LLM programme in Studielink, so they can waive the application fee for you.

Living costs

Keep in mind that living in Amsterdam also includes costs such as accommodation, food and public transport.


UvA scholarship

One scholarship of half the tuition fee (€12,500 in the 2024-2025 academic year) will be awarded by the UvA for students in this programme. This scholarship will be granted to one student who shows the most promise as an active contributor to the programme. The following factors will be taken into consideration in making the award:

  • the grades obtained by the student in their first degree, in particular for the final paper;
  • whether the student has demonstrated international mobility by pursuing a joint university study programme or has previously been granted an award to study outside their home country; 
  • whether the student has published articles related to technology governance in an academic journal and the quality of those articles;
  • other academic achievements. 

Kuiper-Overpelt Study Fund

Objective: To support talented students and researchers from developing countries* or fragile democracies who want to follow a course at the UvA that enables them to participate constructively in the civil society of their country of origin.

This concerns scholarships for a Master's degree programme at the University of Amsterdam, with preference given to one-year Master's degree programmes. Furthermore, it is the founders’ wish that the student or researcher can contribute to the development of their own country and civil society or the government for at least 3 years.

The founders attach great importance to the student's contribution to the development of their own country. This contribution must be clearly described in the motivation letter and CV.

*According to the definition of the UN: a developing country is a country with a relatively low standard of living, undeveloped industrial base, and moderate to low Human Development Index (HDI). This index is a comparative measure of poverty, literacy, education, life expectancy, and other factors for countries worldwide.

Apply for a scholarship

Applicants wishing to be considered for one of the scholarships must send a specific motivation letter to techgov-llm-fdr@uva.nl before 15  January 2024.