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Application and admission

The application process depends on where you have completed your prior education.

Please note: this page has been updated to reflect the measures surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. All deadlines found below are thus currently up to date.

 

Students with Dutch prior education

Deadline
Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, the application deadline was 1 May. The new application deadline is 1 June. 

Application process
If you have obtained or will obtain a diploma or degree certificate from a Dutch educational institution (VWO-diploma or HBO-propedeuse), make sure you follow the application procedure via the link below:

Dutch prior education

Students with international prior education

Deadline

  • For non-EU/EEA students and EU/EEA students with an international degree who need an entry visa and residence permit: 1 April, with an extended deadline for completing your online application file: 18 May.
  • For EU students who need to apply for student housing: the recommended application deadline for submitting your complete file remains 1 May, but we're extending the deadline to send in your English test results to 18 May.
  • For EU/EEA students with an international degree who do not require services from the UvA (housing/visa): 1 June.

Application process
If you have obtained or will obtain a diploma or degree certificate from an educational institution outside the Netherlands or at an international school in the Netherlands, make sure you follow the application procedure via the link below:

International prior education

Transferring to European Studies

Students with an unfinished Bachelor's degree from another university cannot transfer their previously obtained credits to shorten their programme. All prospective students have to apply as a new student and start in the first year. In some cases, you can register previously obtained credits (up to 12 EC) as an exemption for electives. Only if previously passed courses actually overlap with required courses from this programme, the Examinations Board can grant you an exemption. The overlap needs to be proven with course descriptions from the other university and a transcript.