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Application procedure / deadlines

Introduction

In order to guarantee an efficient admission procedure and a fast decision from our Admission's Boards, please be aware of the deadlines, the kind of documents you need to submit, and the application procedure of which you will find all information below.

Please note: you do not need to go through this application procedure if you would like to follow an FSE MSc. degree programme for which you have unconditional access, based on your FSE BSc. degree. A list of these connecting programmes is available below.


Application deadlines

To apply for one of the FSE Master's degree programmes, please consider the start dates and the application deadlines in the table below. These deadlines are strict!

  • If you have unconditional access to a follow-up non-selective Master's degree programme, as specified in the list of connecting programmes, you do not have to follow a special application procedure, and the application deadlines below are irrelevant: you may simply register in Studielink for your Master's degree programme following the instructions and deadlines that are described elsewhere, a few weeks before the planned starting date at the latest.

Please be aware of these strict application deadlines:

Start date (period) Application deadline
September 1 (1a) May 1
February 1 (2a)* October 15

* This applies only for a few Master programmes.


Required documents

To file an application for admission to one of our MSc. programmes, you need to upload the following documents in the application process that is described below. Please note that you need to deliver your documents in PDF and English; other formats and languages will not be taken into consideration! The maximum file-size is 5 MB. If it is not possible to crop your PDF file to < 5 MB, please contact us at admissionsupport.fse rug.nl.

MSc. Programme / document # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
All non-selective programmes V V V V V*
Behavioural & Cognitive Neurosciences V V V V
Biomedical Sciences V V V V V

Biomolecular Sciences

V V V V V
Chemistry V V V V
Ecology & Evolution V V V V V
Marine Biology V V V V V
Nanoscience V V V V V V
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Motivation letter (please include the MSc programme + specialization/track that you are interested in, and why, in your letter)
  3. Official transcript of records
  4. A copy of your Bachelor's degree, or if you have not obtained your degree yet, a document containing a description + planning of the remaining course units in your programme.
  5. Two reference letters
  6. The completely filled-in checklist for Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biomolecular Sciences, Ecology & Evolution or Marine Biology.*
  7. Written report, see the explanation in the application form (optional document).
  8. Writing sample; Provide a report that reflects the ability to produce a well-structured and concise report. The assignment handed in is free of choice and can be a report on a practicum, experiment, a literature review, a bachelor’s thesis, etc. (optional document).

* You have to fill in a checklist for the non-selective programmes Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences.


Application procedure

If you would like to send your application to the Admission's Board, do not register in Studielink first. Also note that if you have unconditional access to a non-selective Master's degree programme, as specified in the list of connecting programmes, you do not have to follow a special application procedure: you may simply register in Studielink for your Master's degree programme following the instructions and deadlines that are described elsewhere.

Please follow these subsequent steps to apply:

  1. For all master degree programmes: please submit your application files by using our webform.

  2. Await the decision from our Admission's Board, which usually takes up to four weeks. You will be notified about the decision by e-mail. (For Nanoscience, you will be notified within four weeks after November 15, February 1 or May 1.)

  3. Register in Studielink after you have received a positive decision from the Admission's Board, at least two months before the start of your programme.


List of connecting BSc - MSc degree programmes

The following connecting FSE BSc. - MSc. degree programmes do not require you to file an application to the Admission Board of the MSc. programme: your admission will be processed automatically after registration in Studielink. Please note that an * in the table means that specific requirements need to be fulfilled. For example, you may need to have followed a specific track within the BSc. programme, to be admitted automatically to the mentioned MSc. programme. Information about these requirements are usually available on the internal Student Portal. In case of questions, please contact us.

FSE MSc. degree programme

FSE BSc. degree programme
MSc. Applied Mathematics BSc. Mathematics, BSc. Applied Mathematics
MSc. Applied Physics BSc. Applied Physics
MSc. Artificial Intelligence BSc. Artificial Intelligence
MSc. Astronomy BSc. Astronomy
MSc. Biology BSc. Biology, BSc. Life Science & Technology*
MSc. Biomedical Engineering BSc. Life Science & Technology*, BSc. Physics*
MSc. Chemical Engineering BSc. Chemical Engineering
MSc. Computing Science BSc. Computing Science
MSc. Energy & Environmental Sciences All FSE BSc. degree programmes
MSc. Computational Cognitive Science BSc. Artificial Intelligence
MSc. Industrial Engineering & Management BSc. Industrial Engineering & Management
MSc. Mathematics BSc. Mathematics, BSc. Applied Mathematics
MSc. Mechanical Engineering BSc. Applied Physics, BSc. Physics, BSc. Astronomy*, BSc. Applied Mathematics, BSc. Industrial Engineering & Management*
MSc. Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences BSc. Chemistry*, BSc. Pharmacy, BSc. Life Science & Technology*, BSc. Biology*
MSc. Pharmacy BSc. Pharmacy
MSc. Physics BSc. Physics, BSc. Applied Physics
MSc. Science Education & Communication (Comm track only) All FSE BSc. degree programmes
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