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Heritage and Society (BA)


As part of your application procedure for the bachelor’s programme Archaeology, you are asked to complete an Online Matching module. By watching a number of video lectures and answering questions about them, you will discover whether the programme fits your expectations. You will also answer a number of questions about academic skills and about your motivation.

The Matching module is a mandatory part of the admission and application procedure. Once you have completed the Matching module, you will receive an advice, detailing whether there is a good match between you and your programme of choice. On the basis of this advice you will be able to assess whether the programme suits your interests and capacities.

The advice can indicate that there is either a strong match or that there is a weak match. When you are told that there is strong match, you can confidently start the programme. If there is a weak match, however, you may want to reconsider whether this specific programme is the best choice for you.

Non-binding advice

The Matching module is mandatory. Everybody registering for this programme is required to complete the module. Please note, however, that the ensuing advice based on your answers is non-binding. The advice does not influence your admission to the programme that you have applied for.

Please note: the completion of the Online Matching module is not connected to the application procedure. Only after you have completed the Matching module and once you have been unconditionally admitted to the programme, we can finalise your registration for the BA Archaeology.

Do you need support?

You will receive the Matching advice by e-mail, on the same day that you have completed the Matching module. Contact the Study Adviser if you would like to discuss this advice or if you have any questions about the procedure.


The module consists of a number of videos and texts. After you have watched the online lectures or after you have read the texts, you will be asked to answer the corresponding questions.

In addition to the online lectures, we have also added chapters about academic skills and motivational questions.

Start early

If the advice indicates that your match with your programme of choice is weak, you may want to reconsider. You may even decide to switch to another programme. In order to be able to arrange all this, it is wise to complete the Matching module as early as possible, allowing yourself enough extra time.


After you have submitted your application for the Archaeology bachelor’s programme (before 1 May), and after your application has been received by us, we will send you an invitation to complete the Matching module. You will also receive the information that is necessary to activate your account and start the module.

The Matching period starts in the spring. If you have already sent your application in before this time, you will have received an invitation by now.

The module should be completed as early as possible and before August 15, 2023 at the latest.

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