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About us Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Psychology Education Master Application, admission & selection (pre)master Psychology

Admission and application per prior education

Bachelor in Psychology or bachelor with a strong focus on psychology at an academic university outside the Netherlands

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology or in a variant of Psychology from a Research university (not from a university of applied sciences or a ‘Hochschule’);
  • Sufficient prior knowledge for Psychology programme and for the particular track of your choice (track-specific admission requirements);
  • Satisfy English language requirements;
  • Provide a specified motivation for the track(s) of your choice in the checklist (feb 2022) or checklist (sep 2022);
  • Only for the tracks Klinische Psychologie, Klinische Neuropsychologie en Ontwikkelingspsychologie: Dutch language proficiency at native level (C2). Students with a Dutch language secondary school or Bachelor diploma satisfy this requirement automatically.

Admission

The admissions committee will determine whether you are admissible based on your application:

  1. You meet the admission requirements: via the selection procedure
    If there are more admissible students than available places, you will be invited for a selection test. After the selection procedure you may be placed on the waiting list. You can apply for two tracks: your first and your second choice. Please read the description of the selection procedure (including example test questions).
  2. You do not meet all requirements: via the premaster
    For a limited number of students it is possible to follow a premaster package. If you have completed the premaster within one year, and meet the language requirements (in the case of an English-language track), you will be admitted to the track. Read the details in the premaster section below.  Please note that the premaster starts only in September (not in February).
    Also note: For students who started the premaster in 2019 or 2020 a different regulation applies, as described in their premaster decision.
Premaster

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology or in a variant of Psychology from a Research university (not from a university of applied sciences or a ‘Hochschule’);
  • No more than 60 EC deficiency for the track-specific requirements;

Tracks and assigning places

Premaster programmes are offered only for the six tracks below. Each track has a maximum number of premaster places available. You can sign up for a maximum of two tracks, your first and your second choice.

If you are admissible to the premaster, it will be decided by lot whether or not you can be admitted to the premaster of the track of your first choice. If you are not admitted, you will be placed on the waiting list for your first choice and you will also be selected by lot for a place in the track of your second choice (and possibly, if you are not admitted, you will be placed on the waiting list there as well). After some time, places will become available and you will move up on the waiting list and possibly be placed in one of the premaster tracks of your choice.

Tracks Premaster places per track
Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (voorheen Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology) 5
Applied Social Psychology 7
Environmental Psychology 6
Ontwikkelingspsychologie 5
Talent Development and Creativity 7
Theory and History of Psychology 5

Your premaster programme

Once you are assigned a premaster track place, the admission board compiles your programme. After that you will draw up the planning of your programme together with one of our academic advisors.

Costs

For an overview of the costs of a premaster's programme, see tuition fees and reimbursements for premaster's programmes.

Continuing to the master track

If you complete the premaster for a certain track within one year, and if you meet the language requirements (in case of an English track), you will be admitted to the track of your choice.
Note For students who started the premaster in 2019 or 2020 a different regulation applies, as described in their premaster decision.

Registration

To register for the premaster, you have to reply to the decision letter that you will receive from the admissions board. You will receive this decision letter after the board has evaluated your application to the master and decided you meet the requirements for the premaster. After confirming you want to take the premaster, the secretary of the admissions board will inform you on further steps.

Dates and deadlines

The premaster programme only starts in September. You must be enrolled before that date to be able to participate in the premaster programme, even if you only follow courses that take place later in the year.

Application

  1. Go to studielink.nl
  2. Request a username and password (for detailed information see the manual*)
  3. Select the track of your choice (drop-down list)
  4. Finish the submission in studielink: after finishing your submission you will receive an e-mail with information that allows you to activate your user account for OAS (the Online Application System used by the University of Groningen)
  5. Activate your OAS account
  6. Again select the track of your choice (in OAS)
  7. Upload the filled in checklist (start feb) or checklist (start sept) in OAS. Carefully read the instructions for the checklist. Please take a look at the examples of filled in checklists: example 1 / example 2

* Instruction manuals for OAS and studielink & Overview of UG information for Master’s international students.

Dates and deadlines

Start programme

Apply before

1 February 2022*

1 October 2021

1 September 2022

1 March 2022

*The track Clinical Psychology and the track Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology do not start in February.

Last modified:01 November 2021 1.59 p.m.