Admission Form

Please fill out the application form below by answering the questions in the appropriate area, checking the boxes of your choice, and uploading the necessary documents. Please answer all questions that are appropriate for your situation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please specify when you want to start your PhD.

Official Name of Degree (do not translate) International Equivalent (†) (Expected) Date of Degree Subject Grade Institution

() E.g., B.A., B.Sc., M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. etc.

If yes, list titles, supervisors and (if applicable) grades for the thesis work:

Degree Title Supervisor(s) Grade for Thesis

These questions are relevant only if you are not a native English speaker.

In case you have taken a TOEFL/TSE or IELTS test, please list your results below.

List all prizes, distinctions and grants you received so far (also include scholarly and scientific publications):


Please indicate which ILLC research group you think is appropriate for your research. For an overview of our research units, see here.


Please indicate your preferred supervisor(s). You can find an overview of ILLC staff members here.


Letters of reference

We require two academic letters of reference. These should be written by two qualified persons, preferably faculty members familiar with your work. The letters should be emailed separately by the referents to or sent by post to:

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam
PhD programme/Tuğba Altin
P.O. Box 94242
1090 GE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

In addition, we ask that you attach the following documents before completing this form:

Letter of motivation

In your letter of motivation you should elaborate on at least the following points:

  • Your intended research topic (approximately 200 words)
  • Your choice of research group (as indicated in this form under research)
  • Your choice of supervisor
  • Why you chose the ILLC for your research

Curriculum vitae

Please include an up-to-date copy of your curriculum vitae.

Degree certificates

Please provide a copy of your degree certificate for each completed degree that you listed under academic education. If you need to upload more than one degree certificate, please merge them into one PDF file.

Degree transcripts

Please provide a degree transcript (list of grades) for each degree that you listed under academic education. If you listed a degree that you have not finished yet, please provide an overview of your grades so far. If you need to upload more than one degree transcript, please merge them into one PDF file.

Writing sample

You are asked to provide a sample of your writing. This can for example be an (excerpt of) an article, essay or thesis chapter that you wrote.

TOEFL/TSE or IELTS results

If you are a non-native English speaker and if you have indicated that you have done one of these tests, please include your results.

Upload documents

Only PDF documents are accepted



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