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Political Science

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 actually start studying. This way, you will be able to check your choice for a certain programme. Due to the Coronacrisis participation in UvA Matching is not mandatory this year, for students who wish to start the programme in September 2020. But it is strongly recommended to participate and see if the programme is right for you and to prevent you from making the wrong study choice.

Prior Education and matching

If you have completed your prior education at a Dutch educational institution, please participate in the Dutch taught Matching Political Science. Due to the situation with the coronavirus the matching will only be online this year.  

If you have completed your prior education abroad, please participate in the English taught online Matching.
As a prospective Political Science student you will receive information about the Matching procedure after you have applied for Political Science in Studielink.

Do you have questions about the application process? Please take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions.

The Political Science matching procedure takes place through our online learning platform Canvas. For students who have completed their prior education at a Dutch institution, the Canvas page will be available from mid-May.
For international students who have completed their prior education abroad, the Canvas page is already online.

On Canvas, you will:

  • Read the instructions
  • Study literature
  • Watch an online lecture on the same topic
  • Complete the matching exam

You can complete the Matching exam at any time you prefer, but on 16 June 2020 at the latest.

After completion of the Matching exam, you will receive your result. Thereafter, you will receive your official personal (non-binding) matching advice on the basis of your test results.

Any questions on the Matching can be addressed to the Education Desk Social Sciences through edss@uva.nl or (0031) (0)20-525 3777.