Radboud University

Colloquium doctum

If you wish to study at a Dutch research university, you should meet certain criteria to be admissible. Most prospective students do so by obtaining a Dutch vwo diploma or an international diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch vwo. Should you not be admissible on the basis of your diploma and should you be 21 year old or over, then a colloquium doctum might be an option.

What is a colloquium doctum?

The colloquium doctum is a suitability assessment  for a Bachelor’s programme at Dutch Universities. This assessment is initiated by the colloquium doctum committee of the chosen programme.

Who can participate in the colloquium doctum?

You can participate in the colloquium doctum for Artificial Intelligence if you are 21 years old or over and do not have the diploma required to be admitted into the AI Bachelor’s programme. The application deadline for the colloquium doctum that will grant you admission to the academic year 2021/2022 is 15 January 2022.

The entrance examination consists of:

You will have until 31 July 2022 to send in the certificates that prove proficiency in mathematics and English. You will not be needing these certificates during your application process in Studielink, nor during the selection process. After having submitted the certificates, you can request for the interview.

Colloquium doctum application process

  • Inform yourself of the programme; consult the study guide of the Bachelor’s programme in Artificial Intelligence and/or visit the events we offer on campus.
  • Submit an enrolment request for the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology at Radboud University in Studielink (the Dutch national student registration system) between 1 October 2021 and 15 January 2022 at the latest.
  • Finalise your application in Radboud University’s application system, OSIRIS Application and await your official conditional admission email.
  • Participate in the selection process.
  • You will receive your ranking number on 15 April 2022, and based on this number, possibly a placement for our programme. Please also consider the FAQ "What are my chances for the Artificial Intelligence programme in Nijmegen?".
  • Submit the certificates that prove proficiency in mathematics and English before 31 July 2022 via post to our Central Student Administration; the address can be found in your official conditional admission email.
  • After your certificates have been approved, contact admissionsocialsciences@ru.nl to schedule your intake interview.
  • Should you complete this interview successfully, you can finalise your enrolment (e.g. payment of the tuition fee).
  • Take part in the orientation week mid-August to get to know our programme, your fellow students, the university and Nijmegen.


For more information, please send an email to admissionsocialsciences@ru.nl and make sure to specify that you want to apply for the Bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence.