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.
The application deadline for applicants with Dutch prior education is 1 May.
All students who have obtained a VWO diploma from a Dutch secondary educational institution are eligible for the Bachelor's in English Language and Culture.
Students who have completed the first year or first phase of a relevant degree programme at a HBO institution are eligible for the Bachelor's in English Language and Culture.
Please be aware that many students find the move from a HBO to a university degree programme to be a challenging transition. If you are currently enrolled in a HBO degree programme, you may opt to complete the programme before transitioning to a university Bachelor's programme. Depending on the completed HBO degree programme, you may receive an exemption of up to 60 ECTS for certain parts of the Bachelor's programme.
Please note that if you have already completed a Bachelor’s in the Netherlands, the higher institutional tuition fees apply.
A colloquium doctum is a special admission procedure for people who are not eligible for the Bachelor's in English Language and Culture on the basis of their obtained diplomas, and who are aged 21 or older.
All students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and write papers in English. It is therefore essential that students have a good command of the English language, which must be supported by a sufficient score on an English language test or one of the exempted diplomas, such as the VWO diploma or a HBO propedeuse (non-EU students with a HBO propedeuse are not exempted).
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 pursue a degree programme at a Dutch university.
Applicants for the English-taught Bachelor's English Language and Culture need to register in Studielink for English Language and Culture or Engelse taal en cultuur.
A DigiD (Digital Identification) is an online ID (username and password) that provides access to government administration websites.
Before starting your enrolment application in Studielink, read the 'Step-by-step guide to Studielink'.
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 register for UvA Matching.
UvA Matching is a compulsory introduction to the Bachelor’s programme you are applying for. It is designed to help you assess whether you have chosen the right programme, through a combination of online activities. You will receive an email with information on how to register for UvA Matching.
The intake form is mandatory for all students enrolling in a Bachelor's programme and will ask you to reflect on your academic background and motivations for enrolling in the programme. The link to the intake form as well as additional information about the intake process will be sent to you by email.
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.
You will need to pay the tuition fees in order to complete your enrolment for a degree programme at the UvA.