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Application and admission

The application process differs, depending on whether you have completed your prior education in the Netherlands or abroad.

Admission during COVID-19
In exceptional cases, the UvA will allow you to start your Master’s programme before having fully completed your Bachelor’s degree. The study delay must be COVID-19 related and concern courses from the second semester of the 2019-2020 academic year (February through June 2020). To learn more, refer to the information on the page that applies to you:

  • Students with Dutch prior education

    Deadlines

    Starting in September

    31 May 23:59 CEST

    Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, the application deadline was 1 May. The new application deadline is 1 June.

    Please note that the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences processes applications in order of submission, until the programme capacity is met. Timely submission therefore boosts your odds of selection. 

    Deadline with a UvA Scholarship 

    Please note that if you want to apply for a UvA Scholarship, other deadlines for application to the Master's programme apply.

    Application process

    If you have obtained or will obtain a diploma or degree certificate from a Dutch educational institution, please make sure you follow the application procedure via the link below.

  • Students with international prior education

    Deadlines

    Starting in September EU/EEA students 31 May 23:59 CEST
      Non-EU/EEA students 31 January 23:59 CEST

    Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, the application deadline for EU/EEA students was 1 May. The new application deadline is 1 June. The deadline for Non-EU/EEA students remains the same.

    Please note that the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences processes applications in order of submission, until the programme capacity is met. Timely submission therefore boosts your odds of selection.

    Deadline with a UvA Scholarship 

    Please note that if you want to apply for a UvA Scholarship, other deadlines for application to the Master's programme apply.

    Application process

    If you have obtained or will obtain a diploma or degree certificate from an educational institution outside the Netherlands you can follow the application procedure via the link below.