International Students University Of Amsterdam

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University of Amsterdam Admission 2021 Application Process, Deadlines & Requirements

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Sugandhi Sood

Study Abroad Expert | Updated on – Jun 13, 2021

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.
Table of ContentsUvA HighlightsUvA Admission DeadlinesUvA International Admission
3.1 English Language Proficiency
3.2 Visa RequirementsUvA UG AdmissionUvA PG Admission
5.1 MBA Admission Requirements
5.2 Popular PG Courses

Highlights

Application PortalStudielink
Application Fees100 EUR
Total Enrolment32000
International Students5,000
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake MonthsSeptember & February
Work ExperienceRequired for Specific Programs
GMAT/GRERequired

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 TypeDeadline
UG course in Business AdministrationJanuary 15, 2021 (closed)
UG course in PsychologyJanuary 15, 2021 (closed)
UG course in Liberal Arts and ScienceFebruary 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 ApplicantsMay 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

TestsSelected ProgramsGeneral RequirementsDutch-taught Programs
TOEFL-iBTOverall score100
(Reading & Writing: 24; Listening: 22; Speaking: 25)
Overall score 92
(subscore: 22)
CambridgeLevel C1: 190Level C1: 180
IELTS7.0 (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 –https://www.studielink.nl/
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.

CategoryRequirements
ResumeRequired
Work Experience3+ year
Academic QualificationBachelor degree
SOPRequired
LORs2 LORs
IELTS/TOEFL ScoreIELTS Score of 6.5 (6.0) or TOEFL- iBT: 90 (20)
GRE/GMAT ScoreRecommended GMAT score of 550+
Additional RequirementsABS Video Assessment;
Admission Interview

Requirements for Masters-taught Courses at University of Amsterdam

RequirementsMSc Accountancy and ControlMasters in Business EconomicsMasters in Medical InformaticsMSc Business AdministrationMSc Finance
Tuition Fees (in EUR)13,51614,29113,51614,29114,291
TOEFL-iBTOverall 92Overall 92Overall 100Overall 92Overall 92
TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
ResumeRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
GMAT Score650+550+600+640+
SOP/essayRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Additional RequirementsInterviewInterview, Research proposalInterviewIinterview

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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