Bachelor’s application procedure - International previous education

You must first make sure you meet the admission requirements of the Bachelor's programme you would like to apply for. The application procedure then consists of two steps: first, submitting an enrolment application in Studielink, then uploading documents in OSIRIS Application.


  1. Step 1: Submit an enrolment application in Studielink

    To apply for a Bachelor’s programme, you have to create an account and submit an enrolment application in Studielink (the national online registration system for Dutch universities). First you will be asked to fill in your previous education, then select the programme you wish to apply for in the list that appears.

    Apply in Studielink

  2. Step 2: Upload documents in OSIRIS Application

    After you have submitted an enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive an email with personal login details for OSIRIS Application. You have 56 days to upload your documents and submit a complete application. If you have not submitted your application after this period, it will be automatically cancelled. Please note that if you apply close to the deadline, you will have fewer than 56 days.

    You will be asked to upload the following documents:

    • Scan of valid passport (personal details page only) or European ID card
    • Diploma

    If you have graduated and received your diploma, you are required to upload it (signed and stamped) to your application. If you have graduated but have not received your diploma or if you have not yet graduated, you can indicate this in the application form. In OSIRIS Application, please list the full, official name of the diploma that you have or will receive. Please use the language and name in which the diploma is issued.

    • Radboud Statement of Education form

    If you have not graduated yet, we ask that you upload the Radboud Statement of Education form (found at the bottom of this page) that has been completed by you or your school. This form will give Radboud University a more complete overview of your education.

    • Transcript of grades

    Upload a signed and stamped transcript of grades for the past two years. Please also upload transcripts and diplomas from any post-secondary education that you have studied or are still studying.

    • Sworn translations of diploma and transcript of grades

    Translations need to be made by a legally sworn translator. Certified translations are not required if your diploma and transcript are originally in Dutch, English or German. If your school provides English versions of your documents, please upload those along with versions of the documents in the original language.

    • Personal Statement

    Your personal statement should contain, at least, a brief description of why you have chosen this specific Bachelor's programme and how it fits your previous education.

    • Overview of education/experience

    Please upload an overview that contains, in chronological order, information about your education and knowledge/experience acquired during an internship, training, or work; for example, a resume.

    • Proof of English proficiency (see admission requirements)

    A sufficient level of English language proficiency is required. You can apply without an English language certificate. However, if you are admitted to the programme and a language certificate is listed as a requirement in your admission email, you will be required to provide proof of proficiency before the enrolment deadline.

  3. Step 3: Admission decision

    Your request for admission will then be processed. Within approximately 3 weeks after you have submitted the digital questionnaire. Student Admissions will inform you by email about the admission decision. There are three possible outcomes:

    • You will be unconditionally admitted, which means that you can enrol in the study programme. 
    • You will be conditionally admitted: your admission decision contains the conditions that you will need to fulfil before you will be able to enrol in the study programme.
    • You will not be admitted: your application will then be withdrawn from Studielink. You will receive further details by email about why your application was rejected.

    The details of this outcome will be sent to the email address that you provided in Studielink.

    Have you been admitted?

    Go to the enrolment procedure and follow the steps to enrol.

Radboud University statement of education


Please contact us via admissions [at] (admissions[at]ru[dot]nl).