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The application process differs, depending on whether you have completed your prior education in the Netherlands or abroad. Please note that the Bachelor's programme has a Numerus Fixus. This means the programme has 600 places available.

Students with Dutch prior education

If you have obtained or will obtain a Dutch secondary diploma (VWO-diploma or HBO propaedeutic diploma), please find information about the corresponding application procedure via the link below:

Students with international prior education

If you have obtained or will obtain a diploma or degree at an educational institution outside of the Netherlands or at an international school in the Netherlands, please find the information about the corresponding application procedure via the link below:

Frequently asked questions
  • What is the ratio between international and Dutch students?

    The ratio between international and Dutch students in this programme is approximately 60-40.

  • I am enrolled at a Dutch University of Applied Sciences. Will this Bachelor’s be difficult?

    With a completed HBO propaedeutic year, you are admissible to the Political Science programme. Generally, we assume that you can handle the level of the programme. It is good to realise that our programme is a lot more theoretical than most HBO programmes, and that you have fewer contact hours and have to schedule a lot of self-study. But do not worry, you will not be thrown in at the deep end, we support you in developing academic skills. For example, during the first year and a half of your studies, you will have your own mentor who will guide you and whom you can turn to with all kinds of questions. If you need more support, the University of Amsterdam offers various free workshops and training courses to its students to further develop study skills.