Contact the International Team if you have questions about the application process.
To apply for this Master's programme you will need to register in Studielink AND apply for the programme at the Faculty of Science through DataNose before the mentioned dates, even if you have not completed your Bachelor's programme yet.
We strongly advise international students to apply as early as possible, at least a week before the deadline as the registrations in Studielink and DataNose, and getting all documents ready will take several days. Additionally, affordable accommodation is scarce in Amsterdam. The University of Amsterdam can assist in finding accommodation but cannot give any guarantees regarding housing, early applicants do have a slightly bigger chance in finding a room through the UvA than late applicants.
Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered for admission.
|Starting in September
30 April 23.59 CEST
31 January 23.59 CEST
Please note that if you want to apply for a UvA Scholarship, other deadlines for application to the Master's programme apply.
Admission to the Master's Programme Artificial Intelligence is possible for students with one of the following qualifications:
Please note that we require formal academic European Credits (EC) from a higher education institution. Online courses, work experience and other forms of experience will not be accepted.
In addition to the admission requirements referred to above the student has to comply with the following additional requirements:
1. You have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalent to at least:
The GPA is the average of the Bachelor's course grades weighed by course/study load.
2. The student has obtained the Bachelor's degree within at most 3 years more than the nominal duration of the programme.
A maximum of 200 students are admitted to the Master's programme Artificial Intelligence in 2024-2025.
Candidates will be selected in the following way. First, candidates will have to meet the requirements and additional requirements as stated above. Subsequently all the candidates eligible for admission to the programme will be ranked by the ranking criteria. Each ranking criterion will be classified/assessed according to five categories: excellent, very good, good, sufficient, insufficient.
Selection will be based on the following ranking criteria:
The ranking criteria apply to all candidates who have met the requirements and additional requirements as stated above.
The Admissions Board will judge requests for admission on criteria mentioned above and select students on an individual basis and in comparison to the other applicants. These criteria will not be applied mechanically, but manually with careful consideration and judgement. For example, the value of the GPA may depend on a students' curriculum, publications may be more or less high ranked, etc.
The top 200 candidates on the ranking list will be admitted to the Master's programme. The Admissions Board will grant admission to the selected candidates.
Due to an enormous increase in interest and applications in the Master’s programme Artificial Intelligence, we do not offer a pre-Master’s programme.
Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications, it is not possible to give any individual pre-registration advice (by e-mail) or to meet to discuss prior education and/or a possible admission in the upcoming academic year. To inform you about your (possible) admittance to the Master's programme it is necessary that you apply for the programme.
Your ability to write and speak in English must be at an academic level. To prove your level of English please provide us with your scores of one of the following tests:
Other tests will not be accepted.
Students with a Bachelor's degree from a Dutch Research university and students who successfully finished a full academic programme at an esteemed institute in one of the following countries are exempt: UK, Ireland, USA, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Australia and New Zealand.
For more details about the English language test and required scores, please visit:
For both non-EU and EU/EEA+Swiss students: the application deadline for the Master programme of your choice will also be the deadline for submitting an English proficiency test result.
In addition: your application will be dealt with when we receive a sufficient English proficiency test result (see English language requirements under the (‘Application and Admission’ page). Our International Admissions Team will keep your application on hold until we have received this test result.
Note that if you want to apply for a scholarship from the UvA other deadlines (may) apply.
Within 48 hours after submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvAnetID and an email with instructions for the next step of the application process. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your UvAnetID as you will need it to complete your UvA application.
If you apply for a master’s programme organized by the Faulty of Science of the University of Amsterdam, you first need to pay your application fee in SIS. You can pay your non-refundable €100 application fee by credit card (Master or Visacard) or iDEAL.
Only after paying the fee, can you start your application in DataNose. It is not possible to start an application without paying the application fee.
Note that it can take up to 24 hours for your fee payment to be registered in SIS and you are able to submit your application in Datanose. Make sure to pay your application fee in time and at least 72 hours before the application deadline of your programme.
You don't have to pay the application fee:
Please direct all your questions about the payment of the application fee to the Central Student Service Desk.
Only after activating your UvAnetID, you can submit your UvA online application via DataNose.
Please make sure to upload the required documents in PDF format. Applicants who (will) hold more than one academic degree must merge copies of all academic transcripts into one PDF.
In DataNose we expect you to upload the following documents:
Please make sure you have uploaded all the required documents, as you can't add any documents after submitting. Only your English scores can be sent in later.
If you have any questions about the required documents as an international degree student, please contact the International Team.
As soon as you have submitted the (sufficiently) complete online application in DataNose, you will receive a confirmation of receipt. We strive to process each application within 6 weeks.
For this selective programme, you will first be informed about your eligibility and whether you can participate in the selection procedure which will take place in the second half of May.
Important: students from outside the EU/EEA (including Switzerland) who are not selected for a place in the programme as a result of the selection procedure in May, cannot be placed on the waiting list because visa and residence permits can no longer be arranged for after this date.
You can track the status of your admission using the checklist in DataNose.
If you are conditionally admitted to the Master's programme you will receive an admissions letter by means of email. In the letter you will find a link to DataNose to accept or decline your place in the programme. This has to be done within two weeks. If you have questions about this, please contact the International Team.
If you are (conditionally) admitted then do check your DataNose application. The link in your checklist gives you all required information about the verification of your previous education.
You will need to arrange a variety of practical matters before starting your studies. This includes your visa or residence permit, insurance and housing.
After your (conditional) admission you will receive information by means of email on how to complete your registration and how to apply for a visa or residence permit, if needed.
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.