We are pleased that you have chosen to study at VU Amsterdam. You will soon be embarking on your academic studies. Before you do so, it is important to reflect once more on the degree programme that you have selected. Choosing the right programme means that you are more likely to complete it successfully and go on to a successful career. VU Amsterdam also believes that it is important that you fit into our programme and the university. VU Matching is the final stage of this process, ensuring that you have made the right choice.
The Dutch government requires Matching for all students, Dutch and international. There are no costs involved and the results are an advise, not binding, if you apply before 1 May.
VU Matching involves two steps:
You can participate in VU Matching in the following way:
See the degree programme homepage for more information about the matching programme and the matching requirements for your programme. VU Matching is for anyone who enrols for the first year of a Bachelor's degree programme. If you apply for multiple programmes at VU Amsterdam, you will need to complete the matching process for all of them. VU Matching also applies if you participate in the matching programme of another institution. However, there are a few exceptions:
If you have taken part in VU Matching but you will not start your programme this year, you will need to participate in the matching programme again next year because the results of VU Matching are only valid for one year. If you are already studying at VU Amsterdam and you wish to switch to another programme, VU Matching will also apply to you. If you have interrupted your studies and wish to continue with the same programme, you do not have to undergo matching.
Is it possible to be exempted and if so, what do I need to do to be exempted?
Please contact the programme. To find out how, see the degree programme homepage.
I have been sent a reminder to complete the questionnaire, but I have already done this/the questionnaire is stuck. What should I do?
Please contact student services by mailing email@example.com.
I have not received the results of the questionnaire. What has gone wrong?
The results of the questionnaire will be sent to you at the e-mail address you provided in Studielink. Please remember to check your spam folder. The report can also be accessed on VUnet, some time after you complete the questionnaire, under My Study Administration> Complete application procedure> List of applications.
If you have any other questions about VU Matching, please refer to the information on the degree programme homepage under Admission Requirements. If you cannot find the answer there, please contact student services.
How does the VU deal with personal data in online matching?
Our privacy practices and the way we deal with personal data is outlined in a Privacy statement