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Admission, registration, selection and enrolment

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- Educational and admission requirements
- Registration
- Study compatibility check
- Selection

Admission requirements

A prospective student must satisfy the admission requirements set out in the Registration Regulations in order to start a study programme at Radboud University. Admission requirements at Radboud University mean:

the prior education and entry and admission requirements as set out in title 2 of Chapter 7 of the WHW, the qualitative selection criteria as set out in Article 7.53 of the WHW, and the language requirements as referred to in the Registration Regulations.

What are the admission requirements for the Bachelor’s programme I want to take?

An overview of all relevant admission requirements for your Bachelor’s programme is included in the Education and Examination Regulations of your study programme. The frameworks for the prior education requirements in particular are set out in Article 7.24 of the WHW.

What are the admission requirements for the (research) Master’s programme I want to follow?

An overview of all relevant admission requirements for the Master’s programme is included in the Education and Examination Regulations of your study programme. The frameworks for the prior education requirements in particular are set out in Article 7.30b of the WHW.

What are the language requirements for admission to a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme?

An overview of the language requirements that apply to a programme, such as the level of English language proficiency required for admission to English study programmes can be found in the Education and Examination Regulations for your programme. The frameworks for the language requirements have been set out in the Registration Regulations by the Executive Board. Radboud University's frameworks for determining the language that a study programme is given in are set out in the Code of Conduct for Foreign Language Education.

When does my study programme start and where can I find more information about it?

The Education and Examination Regulations (EER) stipulate when classes commence in the case of your study programme. The frameworks for starting points are laid down by the Executive Board in the Registration Regulations. The Registration Regulations also include what procedure you need to follow if you want to start with your study programme at a different date than the official starting date.

Can I be admitted to a study programme with prior education abroad?

If you have completed your prior education abroad, you need an admission ruling to be able to enrol in a study programme. The admission ruling is issued by the Executive Board. You can find more information about admission to study programmes for those who have completed their prior education abroad on the Radboud University website. More rules about admission based on foreign qualification are available in the Registration Regulations. You can find more information in your study programme’s Education and Examination Regulations.

Registration

Anyone who wishes to follow a study programme at Radboud University will need to register in time: timely registration precedes actual enrolment.

When should I apply for a study programme?

There may be study programmes that have deadlines for registration. Registration deadlines depend on the study programme you want to take (e.g. whether your programme has a quota or not) and on your personal situation (e.g. whether you completed your prior education abroad).

The deadlines for registration are stipulated in the Registration Regulations.

What is the deadline for registration for a study programme with a selection procedure?

Students who wish to register for a Bachelor’s programme with a quota can register until 15 January. This is set out in the Registration Regulations. If you register too late, you will no longer be allowed to participate in the selection procedure. This is stated in the Selection and Placement Regulations.

Where do I register for a study programme at Radboud University?

You can register for study programmes through Studielink. This is stated in the Registration Regulations.

Study compatibility check

Students who register for a Bachelor’s programme for the first time and submit their registration in good time (before 1 May) shall be entitled to a study compatibility check. There is no study compatibility check when applying for a Bachelor’s programme with a selection procedure.

What do the study compatibility activities that I have to do for a study programme involve?

Rules on study compatibility activities are laid down in the ‘further rules regarding the study compatibility check’. These rules are included in the Registration Regulations. A fixed part of the study compatibility check at Radboud University is a digital questionnaire; in some study programmes the study compatibility check also includes an interview with a representative of the programme.

Selection

Students who wish to follow a Bachelor’s programme with a quota must participate in a selection procedure. These students are not offered a study compatibility check. The programme-specific procedure and selection criteria are set out in the relevant departmental regulations governing selection, while the university procedure and regulations (which also contain the main deadlines) may be found in the university’s Selection and Placement Regulations.

Which Bachelor’s programmes at Radboud University have quotas?

You can find which Bachelor’s programmes have quotas on the Radboud University website. In the 2022- 2023 academic year, these are:

  • Medicine,
  • Dentistry,
  • Biomedical Sciences,
  • Artificial Intelligence,
  • Biology and
  • Psychology.

What qualitative selection criteria apply in the case of selection for a study programme with a quota?

The Selection and Placement Regulations contain the criteria that study programmes with quotas use to select students. You can also find more information about selection and placement for those study programmes to which a quota applies on the Radboud University website.

Which rules and deadlines do I need to keep in mind if I participate in a selection procedure for a study programme with a quota?

All of the deadlines applicable to the selection procedure are set out in the university’s Selection and Placement Regulations. One important thing is the registration deadline on 15 January. Once the selection procedure has started, there are other important dates to be aware of. If you are admitted to the study programme, you must accept the offer within 14 days. If you do not, your place will be offered to someone else. More information and details can be found in the Selection and Placement Regulations.

What does selection for a study programme with a quota involve?

The Selection and Placement Regulations mention what the selection for the study programme entails, including any assessments, and how the selection criteria are weighted. The Selection and Placement Regulations contain the general deadlines, the most important time limits and the procedural requirements that apply to all study programmes with quotas. Programme-specific information can be found in the departmental Selection and Placement Regulations of the relevant study programme.

Are there any costs involved in a study programme selection procedure?

There are no charges for participation in a selection procedure for a Bachelor’s programme with a quota. This is stipulated in the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW).

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