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Political Science

After (conditional) admission

Political Science - applicants with Dutch prior education

Once you have been (conditionally) admitted to the University of Amsterdam (UvA), there are several more steps to complete.

UvA Matching

Choosing the right study programme will increase your chance of being successful in your studies. For this reason, UvA Matching is an essential part of your enrollment in a Bachelor’s programme. You will get acquainted with the programme before you really start studying. This way, you will test your choice for a certain study programme. Participation in UvA Matching is mandatory for all students.


If you completed your prior education at a Dutch educational institution and/or you are residing in the Netherlands, you need to participate in the UvA Matching on-site: you will visit the campus and participate in lectures and seminars. Following your enrolment, you will receive an email to register for UvA Matching. On-site Matching will take place in May and June 2018 (exact dates are to be announced).


If you completed your prior education and/or are residing abroad, you need to participate in the online UvA Matching. Online Matching will take place in May and June 2018 (exact dates are to be announced). Again, you will receive an e-mail to register once you have enrolled.

More information will follow as soon as possible on the UvA website www.uva.nl.

Register for immigration, housing, start appointment

If you are an international student, you will need to arrange a variety of practical matters before starting your studies. This includes your visa or residence permit, insurance and housing. You will receive an email with more information about this after you have been admitted.

Attend Start appointment

UvA Student Services organises Start Appointments every year (free of charge) for international students. They will help you with any issues that you may have regarding your enrolment. You will receive an invitation for the Start Appointment via email.

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. We will send you more detailed information about the Introduction Day in July.

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. 

Pay the tuition fee

As a student in the Netherlands you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are two different fees: the statutory fee and the institutional fee. Which fee you pay depends on your nationality, your degree programme and whether you study full-time or part-time. For more information, please see here.