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Application procedure - for international students (EEA and non-EEA)

The BCN researchmaster is a selective MSc programme. That is why you first have to pass an admission procedure before you can register with the programme.    

The Graduate School has established an Admissions Board that judges the students' fulfilment of the requirements for participation in the M.Sc. programme Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences. The Board may decide to request an interview with the applicant, but this does not need to be the case. The decisions of the Admissions Board can be appealed to at the ‘College van Beroep voor de Examens’.    There will be no limitation to the number of students.  

Scholarships: earlier deadline

Most of the time scholarships maintain a deadline a few months earlier than the deadline of application for the Master's programme. So check the scholarship's deadline in time in case you want to apply for one.

There are many specific scholarships depending on your nationality, field of study, duration of stay, etc. You can find more information via the grant finder .

Application procedure

International students (and students with a non-Dutch degree) need to subscribe to studielink. Once they are subscribed they will receive and email with their log in details. Afterwards they are able to upload all necessary documents. To find out more about the online-application procedure, please contact the admissions office.  

Required documents:

  • Copy of passport
  • C.V.
  • Motivation letter (do not forget to state for which track (B,C,N) you want to apply)
  • Degree or proof of enrollment including expected graduation date
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Two reference letters *  

*Please note: International students need to make arrangements to have two letters of recommendation sent by email to the admissions office. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the application and the letters of recommendation arrive well before the application deadline.


For further questions, please contact:

Mrs. I.A. Neven - BCN programme coordinator, ESC, Nijenborgh 9, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands 
Email: I.A.Neven@rug.nl , tel. +31 50 363 8686

Laatst gewijzigd:01 februari 2017 11:45