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Artificial Intelligence

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Self-driving cars, smart cameras, surveillance systems, robotic manufacturing and machine translations: examples of how artificial intelligence has become integrated in society. In the highly competitive two-year Master’s programme Artificial Intelligence (AI) you will develop a solid understanding of AI and become an expert in a rapidly evolving discipline.

UvA online Open House

This year, you won’t be able to attend any busy on-campus events with lots of people. But our online Open House is the perfect way to get to know UvA study programmes and university life from the comfort of your own home. Every study programme has an Open House page with videos, FAQs and live events. On the main Open House website you can discover all our programmes, explore the city and campus, and get inspired during our theme weeks.

What is this programme about?
Students and lecturers from Artificial Intelligence will tell you what you can expect from this programme and discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.

What does Artificial Intelligence at the UvA have to offer me?

  1. Technical approach to AI research 
    The Master's programme in Amsterdam is a regular Master programme with strong research orientation. It has a technical and scientific approach towards AI research: mathematical AI foundations and hands-on programming make up a large part of the curriculum.
  2. Wide range of topics in AI 
    The programme covers a wide range of topics, such as Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Information Retrieval, Fairness and Symbolic Systems. In courses on these topics you build a solid understanding of AI.
  3. World-renowned researchers as lecturers 
    All courses are taught by world-renowned researchers who are experts in their field.  The majority of lecturers are also involved in collaborative research labs with industry players so you benefit from in-depth knowledge of AI applications in real-world situations.
  4. Informal teaching environment
    Students with many nationalities and backgrounds start the programme each year. You are encouraged to regularly present and discuss your work with your fellow students and staff members. 

Is Artificial Intelligence the study for me?

This Master’s programme is highly competitive. A restricted number of students is accepted to the programme every year. Eligible candidates will be selected based on the ranking criteria specified in the Entry requirements on the Application and Admission page.

No pre-Master’s programme Artificial Intelligence

Due to an enormous increase in interest and applications in the Master’s programme Artificial Intelligence, we do not offer a pre-Master’s programme.

Part-time study

The Master's programme Artificial Intelligence is a full-time programme and does not offer a part-time programme. However, it is an option to take half of the courses normally offered per year, resulting in the programme lasting four years instead of two. Normal full-time tuition fee applies in this case. 

Distance education

Normally distance education is not offered as students need to attend lectures and practicals in order to complete the programme successfully. Due to COVID-19 in the academic year 2020-2021 part of the education is offered online. 

Information events

Do you want to find out what it is like to study at the University of Amsterdam? Come to one of our information events.


If you have programme specific questions or questions about the application procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Artificial Intelligence
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66981