M.Sc. On Campus

Earth Sciences

University of Amsterdam

24 months
14600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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With the Earth Sciences programme of the University of Amsterdam, you will study in an inspiring environment where scientists work in a stimulating interdisciplinary setting on the cutting edge between physical geography, ecology, hydrology and environmental chemistry.


Why study Earth Sciences at University of Amsterdam?

  • With the Earth Sciences programme of the University of Amsterdam you have an inquisitive mind and like the challenge of finding solutions for the complex environmental issues that are facing our changing planet.
  • You wish to acquire in-depth insight on the functioning of environmental processes affecting our planet, and to use this to challenge existing knowledge and contribute to practical solutions and applications.
  • You are eager to combine a scientific interest in earth sciences with related fields in ecology, hydrology, environmental chemistry and human impact studies to understand their complex interaction, which is required to address the global, regional and local processes.
  • You have a quantitative attitude, and are eager to learn, use and apply state of the art analytical methods which can include and combine e-science based techniques, advanced laboratory techniques and field measurement techniques.
  • You want to become part of inspiring research projects, in both national and international settings.

Societal and Business trajectories

In general, Master's students are trained to become independent researchers. But at the UvA Faculty of Science you can also choose to complete your Master's programme with a societal or business trajectory that focuses on other skills than doing research. There are several professional majors and minors available, depending on the track you choose.

Programme Structure

The Master's programme Earth Sciences offers specialisations in three tracks:Environmental Management
  • Future Planet Ecosystem Science
  • Geo-ecological Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A motivation letter (max. 500 words)
  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • A copy of your Bachelor's transcript
  • A copy of your Bachelor's diploma/certificate (or, if you have  not yet finished your current academic programme, a list of courses of your final year)
  • A description of your Bachelor thesis/project

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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