- Register in Studielink for the Master's programme in Psychology. A registration does not commit you to anything and can be cancelled free of charge until 1 September.
- You will receive login details with which you can complete your registration in VUnet.
- In VUnet, select the master’s track.
- Under the heading 'diploma', upload the following documents:
Click on 'change your selection' to upload multiple documents as diplomas. You will only be able to see the document that was uploaded most recently, but all of the documents will be submitted. It is also possible to combine and submit all documents as a single PDF.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
- Deadline for submitting application in Studielink and in VUnet: 31 May.
- Deadline for completing your enrolment (including payment of tuition fees): 31 August.
If you do not have one of the bachelor's degrees mentioned above, then you do not meet the admission requirements and you will unfortunately not be admitted to the Master's programme in Psychology.
We welcome and look for motivated and ambitious students who are actively developing themselves and are aware of their position and role in society. In order to be successful in this programme you need a solid academic basis in Psychology or a close-related discipline. Typically, successful students in this programme have at least a 7,0 average grade (or an equivalent GPA score).
The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. If you have read the admission criteria below and feel you are eligible for admission, please take the following steps to submit your application. Note that the initial application procedure is fully online and that scans of your relevant documents are required.
In order to gain admission to this Master’s programme, you need to have obtained at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. Academic writing skill is to be demonstrated by submitting a thesis or other piece of academic writing you have done during your prior education.
Specific requirements for the Master's in Psychology: Work and Organizational Psychology
For admission to this study programme, a student needs to have completed (or is currently completing) a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related programme.
Applicants need to have successfully completed courses related to the core of this programme, consisting of (or equivalents of):
At least 24 ECTS of completed Psychology courses, consisting of:
- Introduction to Psychology (6 ECTS)
- An (introductory) course ‘Work & Organizational Psychology (6 ECTS) (or an equivalent course; this is compulsory) (6 ECTS).
- A more specialized organizational psychology course (e.g., Human Resource Management, Management and Organization, Human Resource Development, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development) (6 ECTS).
- One extra psychology course, such as personality, social, clinical, developmental, or cognitive psychology (6 ECTS).
At least 18 ECTS of completed Quantitative methods courses, consisting of:
- Statistics (6 ECTS)
- Research methods (6 ECTS)
- A more specialized quantitative methods course (e.g., statistical diagnostics, psychometrics, multivariate statistics, multiple regression, or structural equation modelling) (6 ECTS).
English language proficiency
The admission board wants to stress the intensity of the programme: reading scientific articles and writing papers will be a key part, all in a very high pace. Your English language skills, both oral and written, are extremely important in this programme. As you will have to communicate frequently with your fellow students and you will be working with and for international companies.
VU Amsterdam requires all applicants who have not completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia to take an English language test and to submit their score as part of their application. You can apply online for the Master's programme without having the English test results yet. You can apply online for the Master's programme without having the test results. We do advise you to plan a test date as soon as possible. Below you will find the minimum English test scores for the programme:
IELTS (academic): 6,5
- Paper based test 580
- Internet based test 92-93
- Cambridge Proficiency Exam A, B, C
- Cambridge Advanced Exam A, B, C
VU Amsterdam offers the TOEFL ITP English-language proficiency test. The test is offered by the VU Taalloket. You can find more information and register for this test at www.taalloket.nl.