Complete your application

After enrolling in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvA student number (UvA‐netID), and an email with a link and instructions for the next step of the application process.

Submit all the documents

To be specific you will need to submit your application to your personal application account (Myinfo). For this, you need your UvA‐netID and several documents. Please follow the next steps in order to complete your application.

You need to submit your application before the specific application deadline. Please note that it will take approximately 48 hours before you receive your UvAnetID. So make sure you register in Studielink well in advance so you don’t miss the application deadline.

Please make sure your application documents have ENGLISH file names that include the following: Type document_your name (example: course description research methods courses_Mary Jones). A complete application consists of the following documents;

  • Self-assessment form research methodology and statistics
  • Statement of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official certified copies of higher education diplomas OR an official graduation statement with your expected graduation date on it if you have not completed your programme yet AND transcripts already obtained. Official translations are required if the original documents are in another language than English, German or Dutch.
  • English language test report (for non-native speakers), sent directly from the testing institution. Requirements regarding English language level can be found here. Note: if you are taking a TOEFL test, be sure to use our institutional code: 3995
  • An individually written empirical research paper, preferably based on quantitative research methods and inferential statistics. If you are not in possession of such a paper, please upload your thesis or another research paper that has been written during your Bachelor’s or Master's programme.
  • Photocopy of passport (identity page) or birth certificate
  • Descriptions of taken courses in communication science and/or social sciences research methodology (if any) in Dutch, English or German. 
  • Description of taken courses in research methodology and statistics in Dutch, English or German. The research methods course descriptions should define the learning objectives, content and an overview of the used research methods and analyses as described in the syllabus. It should also contain the required literature including the designated used chapters. 

For a more detailed description of all required documents, see the application instructions.

After you have applied

After you’ve submited your application, it will be reviewed by the admissions office to make sure that it is ready for assessment. Only complete applications will be taken into consideration. In case important documents are missing, you will be informed about the status of your application in due time. What happens after you have applied can be found on this page.

Myinfo (your personal application account)

After you've applied you will be able to track the progress of your application through MyInfo. MyInfo is a secure site that allows you to edit some of your personal details, submit further documents that may be requested by our admissions teams, and track the progress of your application.

You will also be using MyInfo for your housing application and the immigration office. More information about housing and immigration can be found here.

Please keep in mind that address changes can only be submitted in Studielink.

Decision timeline

When we have received your complete application it will be evaluated by our admissions committee and you will be notified about their decision by e-mail. The complete admission process can take up to 8 weeks for students with a non-Dutch degree and 4 weeks for students with a Dutch degree. Late applications will be considered for the subsequent semester.

Possible outcomes

When your application has been evaluated by the admissions board, there are three possible outcomes:

  1. Direct admission to the Master’s programme
  2. Conditionally admission to the Master’s programme
  3. Rejection

You can check the entry requirements to get an indication of the possible outcome.

Verification of your previous education

If you have been (conditionally) admitted to our Master's programme you have to send us certified copies of your transcripts and degree certificates, so we can verify your previous education. You need to send us these document by post. Plain copies or scans of the original certified documents are not accepted. Watch the video below to understand what is meant by a certified document.

Please note that also French and Spanish grade transcripts must be translated in English by sworn translators for application at the Graduate School of Communication. 

You can send your certified documents to:


The Graduate School of Communication

Admissions Office (C7.02)

PO Box 15796

1001 NG Amsterdam

The Netherlands

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If you have questions that are not answered on this website, please contact our admissions office:

Published by  GSC

6 October 2017