Bachelor’s application procedure - International previous education

In order to apply 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, creating an enrolment application in Studielink, then uploading documents in OSIRIS Application.


  1. Step 1: Create an enrolment application in Studielink

    To apply for a Bachelor’s programme, you have to create an account and 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 request 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.

    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 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.

    • RU Statement of Education form

    If you have not graduated yet, we ask that you upload the RU 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 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)

    If you must provide an English language certificate, you can apply without it. 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.

    • Nuffic Certificate (Chinese students only)

    Chinese students are required to apply for a Nuffic Certificate regardless of the level and location of their previous education. The certificate is not required for the application, but if you are admitted to the programme, you will need this certificate by 1 June for the visa procedure. Please find more information about it on the Study in Holland website.

  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:

    1. You are unconditionally admitted. 
    2. You are admitted under certain conditions. There are conditions that you must first meet in order to enrol.
    3. You will not be admitted. Your application in Studielink will be withdrawn.

    You will receive the outcome at the email address you entered in Studielink.

    Have you been offered a place in the Bachelor's?

    Congratulations! Then 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).