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Application process

for applicants with Dutch prior education

If you have obtained or will obtain a diploma or degree certificate from a Dutch educational institution, please follow the steps below to apply for this programme.

Application process
  • 1. Check deadlines

    The deadlines for completing your application for a start in September are:

      • For Non-EU/EEA students and EU/EEA students with an international degree who require services from the UvA (housing/visa): 1 April.
      • For EU/EEA students with an international degree who do not require services from the UvA (housing/visa): 1 May.
  • 3. Submit enrolment application in Studielink

    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 persue a degree programme at a Dutch university. 

    Check your DigiD (before starting in Studielink)

    A DigiD (Digital Identification) is an online ID (username and password) that provides access to government administration websites.

    • Students who do not live in the Netherlands can use Studielink without a DigiD.
    • Students who currently live in the Netherlands will need their DigiD to use Studielink. We strongly recommend you to apply for your DigiD at least three weeks before registering in Studielink.


    Submit enrolment application in Studielink


  • 4. Activate your UvanetID

    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.

    Please note that, after submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, it will take approximately 48 hours before you receive your UvAnetID. So make sure you register in Studielink well in advance so you do not miss the application deadline (see step 1).

After conditional admission
  • 6. Attend introduction day

    In the week before the start of the programme, you will need to attend the compulsory Introduction Day. On this day you will receive all relevant programme information to make a good start and we will register you for the courses of the first semester of the Bachelor’s programme in Communication Science. We will send you detailed information about the Introduction Day in July.

  • 7. Request student ID card

    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.