These are some of the frequently asked questions for the admissions procedure for the one-year Master’s tracks offered at the Graduate School of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam. However, if you have any questions about your admission for the two-year Research Master Psychology, please send them to email@example.com.
We don’t do preliminary assessments of information sent by email to see whether you are eligible, unfortunately. Please upload your transcript and other required documents in your application. Your eligibility will only be assessed based on a complete application file.
We are monitoring this situation closely and will take action when needed, following the guidelines of the Dutch government. For now, the government is holding onto the 1 September 2021 start of the academic year.
Admitted students are informed about which documents we need, and how these documents should be sent to us. The candidate’s university has to email the documents to us. We do not accept digital documents that you mail to us yourself.
Consider the following points:
If you cannot make the 1 September 2021 start, you can cancel your application any time, even if you have already accepted your place. (If you cancel before 1 September 2021, you will also be reimbursed for any tuition fees already paid).
Because of the corona measures, our employees work from home. As a result, there is a delay in the processing of regular mail. It can take up to three to four weeks after receipt of the documents before the corresponding item in your checklist Registration in SIS is ticked off.
If you can’t click ‘submit’ in MyInfo, you have not filled out one or more mandatory question(s). Mandatory questions are marked with a red asterisk.
Yes, you can choose one track in Studielink. In MyInfo you will be able to choose a second Master's track.
Click ‘pre-Master’s’ find all relevant information.
You can browse through all Psychology Master’s tracks here. To find out whether you are eligible, please check the the entry requirements; please click on the track of your choice, then choose ‘application and admission’, and then ‘entry requirements’ in the submenu.
The Graduate School of Psychology offers three Master’s of Science programmes:
A master’s track is a specialisation within a Master’s programme, with a specific profile and (partly) specific modules.
Within the Master’s programme in Psychology we offer 10 master’s tracks, 9 of those are offered in English: Behavioural Data Science, Brain & Cognition in Society, Coaching & Vitality in Organisations, Consultancy and Organisational Development, Cultural Psychology, Health Promotion & Behaviour Change, Human Resource and Career Management, Sport and Performance Psychology and Social Influence.
Within the Master’s programme in Healthcare Psychology we offer 4 Master’s tracks, all of which are offered in Dutch only.
There are no tracks in the Research Master’s in Psychology. This Master’s has a major/minor system instead.
The English requirement means that you need to have passed an entirely English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. So separate courses and/or a semester abroad is not enough to be exempted from handing in your English test scores.
EC stands for a European Credit. In the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), one EC represents 28 hours of workload, including class attendance, self-study and examination
1 EC (European Credit) counts as a 28-hours workload. This website contains some useful information about the European Credit system that you may want to read.
In order to compare your credits to ECs, we advise you to ask your university how they usually do this. They will most likely have a way to measure the workload which can be compared or converted to ECs.
If you meet the entry requirements, we advise you to apply, even if you’re not totally sure about the credit and level comparison. Once we receive your application, our credential evaluation team will check whether your curriculum and diploma meet the standards of our programme.
In order to be eligible, you have to meet the academic requirements as listed on the entry requirements page. Work experience can be an addition to, but no substitute for the academic requirements.
Fill out your name and student number in this form, and add a sentence in the table saying that you want to apply for the pre-master’s programme. In case you do meet part of these requirements, fill out the corresponding courses and add your course descriptions. Note that you do have to meet the basic requirements, so please fill out and upload the ‘proof of qualifications – basic requiremets’ documents accordingly.
Yes, you should submit your application according to our instructions and upload all requested documents. In the ‘proof of qualifications – track-specific’ document, please mention that you are currently doing a pre-master’s programme and fill out your pre-master’s courses here. Please add last year’s decision letter in which your pre-Master's courses are listed.
If you made an application between 2 March 2022 and 30 June 2022, you will be notified no later than 31 August 2022.
No, accepting the offer does not oblige you to enrol and pay tuition fees. You can still cancel your enrolment request before the start of the academic year.
However, it is necessary that you accept the offer so that we can take the necessary steps to complete your registration. For example, if you do not accept the offer, you may not be able to sign up for courses in time. We therefore advise you to accept the offer as soon as possible, but in any case within the time specified in the admission decision. If you subsequently wish to cancel your enrolment, please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately it is not possible for the Master's programmes to defer the offer to next year. You are welcome to reapply next year.
The UvA advises you not to deregister prematurely if you intend to continue your studies. The UvA is making every effort to offer alternative forms of education to all students, such as small-group classes and online education. In short, we do everything we can, where possible, to prevent study delays for all students.
Do you have any questions concerning admission to which you cannot find an answer on this page? Please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
You will hear from us around mid-May 2022. Some other students may have already received a reply, still we kindly ask for your patience.
Yes, we do accept a notary certified copy of your diploma.