Numerus Fixus application procedure - Dutch previous education

If you wish to take a Numerus Fixus programme, you should be aware that the application process is slightly different. For example, you will have to take part in a selection procedure and the application deadline will be much earlier than the deadlines for other programmes, which is 15 January.


  1. Step 1: Apply via

    If you wish to apply for a Numerus Fixus study programme, you will need to make sure that you submit your enrolment request in Studielink before the application deadline of 15 January. You can submit your request from 1 October onwards. When doing so, do not forget to list your complete chosen set of courses in Studielink.

    Apply in Studielink

    You may not apply for more than two numerus fixus programmes per year

    You may apply for a maximum of two Numerus Fixus programmes. However, you may not apply simultaneously for either of the following combinations of study programmes:

    • The Medicine programme at Radboud University + a Medicine programme at another university
    • The Dentistry programme at Radboud University + a Dentistry programme at another university

    All other combinations of study programmes are permitted.

    Please note: you must make sure that you have a DigiD account

    You will need to have a DigiD account to apply for a programme in Studielink. If you do not have your own DigiD, you will need to request one via; you will need to do this well ahead of the enrolment deadline. It usually takes five working days before you have received your activation code for your DigiD. If you do not live in the Netherlands or you still have to move here, you will not be able to use a DigiD and you will have to use your username and password to log in to Studielink.

  2. Step 2: Complete the questionnaire (only if you are not directly admissible)

    If you do not directly meet the admission requirements for taking part in the selection procedure, you will receive your OSIRIS Application login details by email shortly after you have applied. This email will also contain a questionnaire about your previous education. Make sure that you complete this questionnaire as soon as possible. We aim to send you the additional conditions that apply to your situation within three weeks.

    Please note: make sure that you have met the prior education requirements before 31 July or that you have requested a postponement from the Academic Affairs division of Radboud University. If you have requested a postponement, the deadline for meeting the prior education requirements is 31 August.

  3. Step 3: Take part in the selection procedure

    If you meet the admission requirements and selection criteria, you will receive information about the selection procedure by email shortly after 15 January. This procedure differs for each programme. You can find all information about the selection on the programme page under Admission requirements. If you are already on the programme page, scroll down to read more about the selection procedure. You can also read about it in the Regulations Selection and Placement.

    The selection procedure assignments will need to be completed in February or March.

    Preparing for the selection procedure assignments

    Please bear in mind that you will need to prepare for the selection procedure assignments. For example, the selection procedure may include a homework assignments or knowledge test; this may require homework. This means that you will need to make sure that you start your assignments on time. You may be required to send additional documents or information. If you miss the deadline, you will not be allowed to take part in the procedure. 

  4. Step 4: Receipt of your ranking number

    On 15 April, the list of allocated ranking numbers will be published on Studielink. If you have been assigned a ranking number that falls within the number of available places, you will be offered a place via Studielink

    If your ranking number is higher than the number of available places. We will  automatically place you on our waiting list. Do not withdraw your application in Studielink. If you do so, then we will no longer be able to offer you a place. If someone declines a place, does not accept a place in time or fails the final exam, their place will be offered to the next person on the ranking list. This means that you can still be offered a place after 15 April. In this case, Studielink will send you a message. So, keep a close eye on your email (including your spam inbox) and your account in Studielink. The very last day that Radboud University will still be able to offer you a place if one becomes available is 31 August.

    Questions about ranking numbers

    Questions about the selection procedure (e.g., questions about ranking numbers and assessment results) may be addressed via email to the relevant study programme.

    Lodging an objection to an assigned ranking number

    If you would like to lodge an objection because of the ranking number that you have been given, you may do this via the Complaints Office within six weeks of receiving your ranking number.

  5. Step 5: Accept your place

    If you are offered a place, you will need to either accept or decline via Studielink within two weeks. Otherwise, your place will be forfeited. If you wish to decline your place, you will need to cancel your enrolment request in Studielink as soon as possible. Your place can then be given to another student.

    Enrolling in two study numerus fixus study programmes

    If you have enroled in two numerus fixus programmes and you have been offered two places, you will need to accept one and decline the other within two weeks. If you accept the last place that was offered, the first place that you accepted will automatically be forfeited. If you would like to take the study programme that you were first offered, you will then need to cancel your enrolment request for the study programme that you were subsequently offered.

    For example: suppose that you apply for programmes A and B. You are informed in April that you have been offered a place on programme A, and you accept this place within two weeks. In July, you are subsequently informed that you have also been accepted into programme B. If you accept your place on programme B within two weeks, your place on programme A will automatically be forfeited. You will then need to cancel your enrolment request for programme B in Studielink. After all, you can only take one numerus fixus programme.

Finalise your enrolment

If you have accepted your place, you can enrol for the programme in mid-June. Please complete your enrolment before 31 August.