M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence

University of Amsterdam

Application deadline: Start in 1 February: December (non-EEA: October). Start in 1 September: May (non-EEA: February).
Tuition fee:
  • € 1,906 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015, February  2016
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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This programme has a strong technical component. The focus is on the development and understanding of intelligent computational processes to create useful artefacts and to better understand (human) in

The AI programme at the University of Amsterdam has a strong technical component. The primary focus is on the development and understanding of intelligent computational processes for the benefit of both creating useful artefacts and helping better understand (human) intelligence. In the programme you acquire a working knowledge of efficient, robust and intelligent methods for interpreting (sensory) information of different modalities. The programme consists of a broad introductory part in the first semester. After this you get courses with a focus in one or two out of the following topics: * Gaming * Computer Vision * Machine Learning * Natural Language Processing * Information Retrieval


Programme internationalization:

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Computer Vision:

The Computer Vision track is focused on methods and techniques for systems that interpret sensory information of different modalities and use the information to generate goal-directed behaviour.

Machine Learning:

The Machine Learning track is about algorithms, models for learning, theories that explain why algorithms work, multi-agent reinforcement learning and transfer learning for multiple modalities.

Natural Language Processing:

In the Natural Language Processing track you will study the statistical models for complex language processing tasks such as parsing, language modeling and machine translation.

Information Retrieval:

In this specialisation you will learn methods and techniques for the design, implementation, and use of information processing technology in the context of a variety of Internet applications.


The track Gaming provides you with expertise in the field of game-oriented systems. You will learn methods and techniques for the design and implementation of intelligent multimedia systems.


Previous education

Grade average

Additional language requirements: * Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1
* Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: B1
* IELTS overall band: 6.5
* IELTS listening: 6
* IELTS reading: 6
* IELTS writing: 6
* IELTS speaking: 6
* TOEFL paper based: 580
* TOEFL computer based: 235
* TOEFL internet based: 90

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B2)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 90



Accredited by: NVAO in: Pays-Bas


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