UvA Matching

What is UvA Matching?

UvA Matching (online programme fit) is a mandatory part of the application procedure for all prospective Bachelor’s students. When you have completed UvA Matching, you will receive a personal study advice on the basis of your test results. This will help you determine whether the Bachelor’s programme is a good fit for you and whether you have the motivation and study skills to start the programme in September.


During UvA Matching you will engage in several study activities that will give you an idea of what to expect from the Bachelor’s programme. This includes:

  • Attending online lectures
  • Reviewing course materials
  • Finishing UvA Matching by making a test
  • A personal study advice (based on the test outcome)

Practical information for students with an international prior education (Including students who obtained their IB in the Netherlands)

After you have been conditionally admitted to the programme, we will register you for the next UvA Matching session. Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail. In addition, we will send detailed information one week before the start of UvA Matching.

When can I participate?

UvA Matching  is offered once a month, from February to May. When you will participate depends on when you submit your full programme application.Students can complete UvA Matching at their own pace, provided that all activities are completed before the deadline of the specific session. You can only participate once. UvA Matching has to be completed within a week, but you can work at your own pace.

After completing UvA Matching

Once you have completed UvA Matching (online programme fit), you will receive your personal study advice. The next step will be confirming your participation in the Bachelor’s programme. Students who will receive a negative study advice, are recommended to reconsider their study choice.

Offline Matching: Meet and Greet 

At the end of June the VSAE and the UvA organize a offline meet and greet to take a look at the campus and to meet some of your fellow students.