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2019 University of Amsterdam Review: Admissions, Scholarships and Tuition Fees






    The UvA as it is popularly abbreviated has an open, tolerant and international academic tradition that dates back to 1632, when its predecessor the Athenaeum Illustre was established. A university with well over 34,000 students, it is considered one of the largest comprehensive research institutions in Europe.On top of that, tuition fees are low and cheap for both local and international students

    More than 7,000 international degree and exchange students from over 100 countries are currently enrolled at the UvA. They are actively supported by UvA staff and fellow students during their academic time in Amsterdam and beyond. The UvA actively assists students with practical matters such as getting a bank account, applying for visas and finding suitable housing.

    And of course the presence of several Dutch and international businesses (e.g. Philips, ING, Heineken), academic institutions and cultural organisations makes Amsterdam the most commercial, social and artistic heart of the Netherlands and a prestigious global business centre.

    The academic programmes at the UvA offer students a great deal of autonomy, reflecting the respect for individual opinions and convictions that is characteristic of Dutch society. This results in an interactive teaching style that actively encourages students to develop self-reliance and independent thought.


    The UvA ranks highly in reputable global university rankings (Times Higher Education, Shanghai; Centre of Higher Education Development, Leiden). To put things in context, It is ranked among the top 15 universities in Europe and the top 65 worldwide in the QS and THE rankings.

    Depth of study programmes

    Local and international students benefit massively from excellent academic career paths, with multiple options to pursue a study within or across disciplines, from the Bachelor’s up to the PhD level and beyond. Teaching and research are closely linked in all Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes at the UvA.

    Applying for a programme

    There are several steps involved in the admissions process – from checking the entry requirements and submitting your application to ultimately being enrolled at the UvA.Please note that  steps and deadlines may differ depending on which type of programme you are interested in.

    Key steps for admission to the UvA

    • Submit a request for registration through Studielink;
    • Be fully admitted to the programme of your choice;
    • Pay the tuition fee;
    • Submit proof of legal residency

    Visit this link for info on how to apply for masters program

    Tuition Fees

    As a student in the Netherlands or from the EU/EEA you will be required to pay an annual tuition fee. There are two different fees: the statutory fee and the institutional fee. Which fee you pay depends on your nationality, your degree programme and whether you study full-time or part-time.

    Statutory tuition fees 2019-2020

    Specification Amount
    full-time students €2,083
    part-time students €1,775
    AUC students €4,387
    PPLE students €4,166


    International Student Fees


    Master’s (one year)

    Master’s in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage




    Institutional fee for non-EEA students

    Master’s (one year)

    Master’s in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage




    The UvA has established two scholarship programmes specifically designed to offer talented and motivated non-EU/EEA students the opportunity to pursue a degree at the UvA. These scholarship programmes are the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship and the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship.

    In addition to the scholarships mentioned herein, other forms of financial support for studying in the Netherlands are available to students. In some cases, students could use the Dutch government’s system of student loans (studiefinanciering)

    UvA scholarships

    International students can apply for various scholarships in order to cover the cost of their programs at the UvA. The University offers two coveted scholarships for exceptionally talented Bachelor’s students from outside Europe:

    Amsterdam Merit Scholarship

    For: Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

    Amount: €18,000 (€6,000 per year for a three-year Bachelor’s programme)

    Deadline: 15 January

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    Dutch student loan system

    For students who hail from the Netherlands or the EU/EEA, you can  apply for limited funding towards payment of your tuition. Use this link to find out whether you meet the nationality and age requirements and read more information about the application process via the link below. Remember to apply on time, preferably three months in advance. All the best

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