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 and no later than a week before the mentioned dates as the registrations in Studielink and DataNose and getting all documents ready will take several days. Additionally, affordable accommodation is scarce in Amsterdam. Although 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 June 23.59 CEST
31 January 23.59 CEST
|Starting in February
31 October 23.59 CEST
31 August 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.
The track Analytical Sciences in the Master's programme Chemistry is open to:
Applicants with an academic Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or a comparable discipline
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.
Admission, however, will not be granted based on a sufficient grade point average alone.
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 form in DataNose, your application file will be acknowledged. It differs per programme how long it takes before you are informed via email about the decision on admission. We strive to process each application within 6 weeks. An admission will always be conditional as we must still verify your documents (consult step 8). 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.
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.