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Updates selection/lottery procedure

for the Psychology master and premaster programmes starting in September 2021
2 September 2021 Waiting list no longer applies

All students who have been placed in one of the Master Psychology tracks or in the PREmaster, have been informed by now. Because the enrollment deadline has passed, no students from the waiting lists can be placed anymore. For those of you who could not start the Master this time, please check this website for application deadlines for future enrollment dates.


Please check this page regularly for the latest updates on the selection procedure for the Master of Psychology.
If you have any questions, please first check the FAQ page.

19 August 2021: For master and premaster applicant: update waiting list

Information on your position on the waiting list of your master or premaster track. (link removed)

5 August 2021: Information on waiting lists for Master and Premaster in Psychology

Information on your position on the waiting list of your master or premaster track. (link removed)

26 July 2021: For master and premaster applicant: update waiting list

Information on your position on the waiting list of your master or premaster track. (link removed)

9 July 2021: For master and premaster applicant: update waiting list

Information on your position on the waiting list of your master or premaster track. (link removed)

24 June 2021: For master and premaster applicant: update waiting list

Information on your position on the waiting list of your master or premaster track. (link removed)

10 June 2021: For master and premaster applicant: update waiting list

Information on your position on the waiting list of your master or premaster track. (link removed)

28 May 2021: For master and premaster applicants: waiting list

Information on your position on the waiting list of your master or premaster track. (link removed)

19 May 2021: Explanation on rank numbers

For selection procedures we reserve places just in case students have inadvertently not received a rank number for their track(s). To be able to correct this, in each lottery three fictitious student names took part and the associated rank numbers will be reserved to give these students their deserved rank numbers. That is why you may have a rank number that is higher than the total number of students applying for the track. When we no longer need to reserve such rank numbers, the places associated to these numbers will be allocated to the next student(s) on the list.

17 May 2021:

Although the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has recently decided to apply a soft cut ("zachte knip") again this year to the transfer from the bachelor to the master, this is not applicable to the Master and Premmster in Psychology because of the selection.

31 March 2021:
25 February 2021:
  • SELECTION PROCEDURE - A new version of the selection procedure pdf is published.
    (February 2021 version EN / februari 2021 versie NL)
15 February 2021:
  • APPLICATION TIME LINE
    • Until March 1: Submission of applications by students
    • Until April 20: Admission board will inform you whether you satisfy the requirements for the (pre)master
    • May 1: Selection test for the Master
    • Around May 1: Lottery for the Premaster places
    • Until May 21: Students will be informed individually about the outcome of the Selection/Lottery (admitted or waiting list)
    • After that, when students graduate, after a check on all requirements, they will be admitted.
  • SELECTION TEST - Date: May 1 at 13.00 Amsterdam time. Location: online.
    The test consists of a general part with 60 Multiple Choice questions, and an additional part for the clinical tracks (consisting of 20 MC questions). It will be marked with Pass/Fail. A lottery among the students in the Pass group allocates the available places. If there are still places left, these will also be distributed by lot among those in the Fail group. More detailed information, among which example questions, will be given later.
4 February 2021:
  • SELECTION TEST - The test will be held early May. Because of Covid-19 the selection test will be an online test.
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