When & How to Apply


15 January: for students from countries outside the EU/EEA and all students who wish to apply for UvA scholarships (Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship, Amsterdam Merit Scholarship, or E W Beth Scholarship), independently of your country of citizenship;

15 March: for students from EU/EEA countries (including the Netherlands).

Please note: applications should be complete (including two letters of reference and a sufficient result of an English proficiency test) by the relevant deadline.

Before starting the application procedure please read this whole page carefully.

  • Step 1: Enrolment in Studielink

    In order to apply to the Master of Logic or the Logic Year, you first submit an enrolment application in Studielink.

    How to submit your enrolment application in Studielink

    Please note: for the full Master of Logic as well as for the Logic Year please choose the 'Master's programme Logic' in Studielink and not the 'optional/elective course in ...'   

    One day after you completed your registration in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvA student number (UvAnetID) and an email with an invitation to finalize your application by filling in an online form in DataNose.

  • Step 2: Submitting the application form in DataNose

    In the application form in DataNose you will be asked to:

    • answer questions about your (logic) background;
    • provide us with the name and email address of two faculty members who are familiar with your work. They will receive an automated email with an invitation to write a letter of recommendation and upload it by the relevant deadline. Please make sure that they have confirmed that they are willing and able to write a letter by the relevant deadline. If the letters have not been received by the deadline, the Admissions Board may consider your application as incomplete;
    • upload several documents, so make sure to have these ready in pdf format:
    • Your curriculum vitae;
    • A single pdf file containing all official transcripts and grades of all university courses/examinations taken. If the documents are not in Dutch, English, German, Italian, Spanish or French, please also submit translations;
    • A single pdf file containing all diplomas of previous completed academic education. In case the documents are not in Dutch, English, German, Spanish, Italian or French, please also submit translations. In case you have not yet finished your undergraduate degree, an official transcript is sufficient;
    • A written statement of your motivation of approximately one page (explaining for instance: why are you applying for the programme, why Logic, why at the ILLC?);
    • A single pdf file containing your high school diploma and grade list.

    Your application should be complete on the day of the deadline, including all documents and the two letters of reference. Please be advised that registration in Studielink takes a short while, and please allow some time for your academic referees to submit their letters of recommendation. As a consequence, we strongly advise all applicants to start the application procedure at least two weeks before the relevant deadline.

    If you expect that your application is going to be incomplete by the relevant deadline, but that you will be able to complete it within a few days, it is advisable to send us an email before the deadline to alert us at: 

  • Step 3: After application

    The Admissions Board may need to contact you directly in order to ask for additional information and/or clarification. Please make sure that you respond promptly to any such requests.

    We aim to inform applicants of our decision within six to eight weeks after the relevant application deadline. If you have other questions, please contact us at:

  • Step 4: After admission, completing your enrolment

    In order to finalize your enrolment at the UvA, the checklist in your application form in DataNose is the most trustworthy place to find out and keep track of what you still need to do. 
    Beside handling things like visa/residence permit and tuition fee payment, you will have to provide us with the following documents*:

    • Certified hard copies of diplomas of previous academic education and their official translation. No translation needed for academic diploma's in English, Dutch, German or French;
    • Official hard copies of final grade transcripts of previous academic education and their official translation. No translation needed for transcripts in English, Dutch, German or French;
    • Certified hard copies of your secondary school certificate and grade list (no translation required).

    Please check "What is a certified document?" for more information on certified documents.

    The certified documents should be sent to this address:
    The International Team, Education Service Centre
    University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science
    Science Park 904, Room B1.28
    1098 XH Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    *Please note that in most cases the UvA also accepts digitally certified documents. Contact the International Team at to find out whether this applies in your case.

  • Step 5: After admission, housing

    Important note: the UvA cannot offer housing to all incoming international students. No housing will be offered to international students who already live in the Netherlands.

    Students will be offered the possibility to register for the remaining accomodation on a first-come-first-served base.

    Please be on the look-out for an incoming email from in the months May and June. This message contains detailed information on how to register for the UvA Housing Service and a link to the registration form. It is important to read this carefully. To be prepared by the time you get this email, please check the UvA's housing website well ahead and regularly:

    UvA Housing
    Make sure to react as soon as possible; the sooner you respond, the bigger the chance you'll find university housing.

    Please note that a housing fee is required (credit card or PayPal).

    If you do get the opportunity for housing through the UvA, it is advised not to decline, unless you already have another option secured. Finding affordable housing in Amsterdam by yourself is extremely difficult.

  • Step 6: After admission, other information

    • Learn about practical matters;
    • If applicable, international students will be contacted by central student services on visa applications automatically;
    • All admitted students will be contacted by the Master of Logic again at the end of June, with information about the start of the programme;
    • In the meantime, if you have any questions about the start of the programme and after, do feel free to contact us anytime at: