If you have obtained or will obtain a diploma or degree certificate from a Dutch educational institution, please follow the steps below to apply for this programme.
If you have any questions throughout the application process, please don't hesitate to contact the Education Desk.
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.
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Please note that if you want to apply for a UvA Scholarship, other deadlines for application to the Master's programme apply.
Registrations in Studielink and DataNose and getting all documents ready will take several days. Therefore, we strongly recommend to start the application procedure at least a week before the deadline.
The programme in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology welcomes students with a bachelor background in chemistry, biology, informatics, mathematics, physics or any other Bachelor's degree that relates to one of the before mentioned disciplines.
Applications will be reviewed by the exam committee for students with backgrounds that are not considered evidently suitable.
Due to the Corona pandemic, in exceptional cases the UvA and VU Amsterdam will allow you to start your Master’s programme before having fully completed your Bachelor’s degree or pre-Master’s. Please check the VU Amsterdam website for the rules and conditions that 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.
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 a student with a Dutch degree, please contact the Education Desk.
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. However it will not take longer than 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 in DataNose.
If you are conditionally admitted to the Master’s programme you will receive an admissions letter by means of email. In the letter you will find a link to DataNose to accept or decline your place in the programme. This has to be done within two weeks. If you have questions about this, please contact the Education Desk.
If you are conditionally admitted please consult DataNose for details on which exact documents are required and when and how to send them.
A student ID card is a personal card which serves as proof of identity for examinations or borrowing library books. After admission, you will receive instructions on how to request your student ID card.
In order to complete your enrolment for a degree programme at the UvA you will need to pay the tuition fee.