How to Apply

To apply to either the MSc Logic or the Logic Year you have to provide the following material by regular mail or in person. Please note that applications by email are not accepted.

  1. A complete application form.
  2. Two academic letters of reference, written by two faculty members who are familiar with your work. These must be sent separately or enclosed with the application in a sealed envelope.
    Exception: Letters of reference from employees of the UvA can be sent by email to the programme director.
  3. Certified copies of all academic diplomas (all copies must have the seal of the school and the signature of the registrar).
    Exception: For students with a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree from the UvA, an uncertified copy is sufficient.
  4. Official transcripts and grades of all university courses/examinations taken.
    Exception: For students with a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree from the UvA, a printout from SIS is sufficient.
  5. Your TOEFL or IELTS scores. English language test scores can be sent separately by the test institute as soon as they become available, but please enclose a copy of the test result with the application as well.
    Exception 1: Native speakers of English don't need an English test.
    Exception 2: For Dutch students, English at VWO level is sufficient.
    Exception 3: If you received your Bachelor's degree from a programme taught in English in a country in which English is the native language, then the English test requirement may be waived. In this case, please contact the International Office of the UvA's Faculty of Science and ask whether this exception applies to you.
  6. A copy of your passport (identity page) or birth certificate.
  7. Two passport photos (please write your name on the back).

Please make sure your form and documents are single-sided and not stapled (where possible).

The Board of Examiners determines acceptance on the basis of the information you supply in your application. You will be informed of the outcome of your application as soon as possible.


The application deadlines, for a start on September 1, are as follows:

Apr. 1 for students from EU/EEA countries (including the Netherlands),
Feb. 1 for students from other countries.

If possible, we will consider also applications received after these deadlines, but we cannot guarantee a successful visa application procedure and housing support anymore. For more detailed information on visa applications and housing, please have a look here.

We recommend starting in September, but starting on February 1 is also possible, For candidates who wish to do so, the application deadlines are as follows:

Dec. 1 for students from EU/EEA countries (including the Netherlands),
Oct. 1 for students from other countries.

Application Form

The application form can be downloaded as a Word document or PDF file. If you have problems reading or downloading these files, please send a message to to ask for a plain text application form.