University of Amsterdam Admission 2021 Application Process, Deadlines & Requirements

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    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is home to 38,940 students from over 10% international students belonging to 100 countries across the world. UvA offers a varied range for UG and PG courses through its seven faculties. For academic session 2021-2022, UvA is offering 200+ programs in disciplines of Arts and Humanities, Applied Science, Economics, Business, Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Behavioral and Social Science.

    As a globally ranking university, currently ranking #55, the admissions at UvA are competitive. International students have recorded an acceptance rate of 47% at University of Amsterdam in 2019. However, for its top subjects like Sociology, Psychology, Medicine, Computer Science and Information Systems, the recorded acceptance rate is as low as 10% in the last 5 years.

    To be considered for admission, international students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 and 7.0 for UG and PG courses respectively. Other tests required to study in the Netherlands include Dutch language tests. For postgraduate courses, students need to have a GMAT score of at least 550. The test scores not only help international students increase their chances of admission, but also secure UvA scholarships.

    UvA Covid-19 Updates

    • University of Amsterdam is committed to return to on-campus classes for the next academic session.
    • The Dutch government is supporting students financially in the academic year 2021-2022. The Dutch government has halved The tuition fee for the students who haven’t studied before in the Netherlands.


    Application Portal Studielink
    Application Fees 100 EUR
    Total Enrolment 32000
    International Students 5,000
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Months September & February
    Work Experience Required for Specific Programs
    GMAT/GRE Required

    University of Amsterdam Admission Deadline

    For both UG and PG courses, Amsterdam University deadlines for international students are different from Netherlands applicants. September 2021 deadlines for international students seeking admission to UG & PG courses are tabulated below:

    Intake Type/Program Type Deadline
    UG course in Business Administration January 15, 2021 (closed)
    UG course in Psychology January 15, 2021 (closed)
    UG course in Liberal Arts and Science February 1, 2021 (closed)
    UG course in PPLE (Politics, Psychology, Law, and Economics) March 1, 2021 (closed)
    MBA (Full-time) June 1, 2021 (closed)
    MBA (Part-time) August 1, 2021
    Other UG & PG Program Applicants (needing accommodation) April 1, 2021 (closed)
    Other UG & PG Program Applicants May 1, 2021 (closed)

    University of Amsterdam International Admissions

    The UvA is a habitat for students from over 100+ nationalities across the world. UG and PG courses at UvA are available for all international students, no matter the language of instruction. However, the University of Amsterdam has a 4% acceptance rate for international students. The admission requirements for the international students UvA include:

    • Language proficiency- English and Dutch
    • Student visa and passport
    • Academic transcripts and certifications
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Recommendation letters
    • Resume

    Language Proficiency Requirements

    Tests Selected Programs General Requirements Dutch-taught Programs
    TOEFL-iBT Overall score100
    (Reading & Writing: 24; Listening: 22; Speaking: 25)
    Overall score 92
    (subscore: 22)
    Cambridge Level C1: 190 Level C1: 180 -
    IELTS 7.0 (subscore: 6.5) 6.5 (subscore: 6.0) -
    NT2 (Dutch) - - NT2 state exam

    Netherlands Student Visa

    If the students are required to study in the Netherlands for more than 90 days, then there is a need for both a visa (MVV) and a residence permit (VVR). The visa can be obtained after an inquiry at the Dutch Embassy. The following points should be noted before applying for the Netherlands Student Visa.

    • Application for a residence permit can only be made via Maastricht University.
    • The application starts automatically after you have been admitted to a program
    • The service is free of charge.
    • Statutory cost of 171 Euro has to be paid for the Residence cost.
    • The Dutch Immigration will never contact anyone by phone nor will it ask any applicant to transfer money.

    University of Amsterdam Undergraduate Admissions 

    UvA offers a wide range of undergraduate courses to students to choose from. Currently, the university offers around 100+ UG programs to international students. The admission process and guidelines are mentioned below:

    Admission Portal
    Application Fee- 100 EUR
    Admission Requirements-

    • Academic transcript
    • CV/Resume
    • Passport
    • English language test results
    • Motivation letter
    • Qualification equal into Dutch VWO

    University of Amsterdam Graduate Admissions

    The university offers 180-200 masters level courses to international students. Some of the popular PG-level courses include Accountancy, Business Administration, Data Science, and Information Systems. The application process and requirements for international students are:

    Application Portal: Studielink
    Application Fees: 100 EUR

    Admission Requirements for Amsterdam MBA Program

    The University of Amsterdam MBA program is offered as a 12-month course taught in English. Designed as a mix of theoretical and practical curriculum, the program consists of study trips, electives, and Amsterdam leadership program. For international students, the cost of the Amsterdam MBA program is 39,900 EUR.

    Category Requirements
    Resume Required
    Work Experience 3+ year
    Academic Qualification Bachelor degree
    SOP Required
    LORs 2 LORs
    IELTS/TOEFL Score IELTS Score of 6.5 (6.0) or TOEFL- iBT: 90 (20)
    GRE/GMAT Score Recommended GMAT score of 550+
    Additional Requirements ABS Video Assessment;
    Admission Interview

    Requirements for Masters-taught Courses at University of Amsterdam

    Requirements MSc Accountancy and Control Masters in Business Economics Masters in Medical Informatics MSc Business Administration MSc Finance
    Tuition Fees (in EUR) 13,516 14,291 13,516 14,291 14,291
    TOEFL-iBT Overall 92 Overall 92 Overall 100 Overall 92 Overall 92
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required
    Resume Required Required Required Required Required
    GMAT Score 650+ 550+ - 600+ 640+
    SOP/essay Required Required Required Required Required
    Additional Requirements Interview - Interview, Research proposal Interview Iinterview

    The admission committee of the University of Amsterdam will only review the complete application once that Biggins application has been reviewed, you will receive an email notifying whether you have been conditionally admitted to the program or not. Once The applicant has been conditionally admitted to the university the applicant will have to confirm their place in the program for some programs the applicant will automatically receive a link to the acceptance form for the others the applicant will need to log in to the digital system of Studielink.


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    Amsterdam is a very vibrant city. The Dutch culture is very open and welcoming, and it's ideal for international students. Therefore, I went on a search with the help of a consultancy, which helped me get into the University of Amsterdam. I went on to fill the online application from the portal. The campus, students, faculty, all in all, it was the right decision made.

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    I did not required any scholarship as I could manage my expenses.

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    I wanted a small school with good Political Science connections. Touro offers gold internships and great professors for the political science department. It is also an affordable school with a good location.

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