Numerus fixus application procedure - International previous education

You must first make sure you meet the admission requirements of the programme you would like to apply for. To apply for a numerus fixus programme, you need to submit an enrolment application in Studielink by 15 January at the latest and then follow the steps below.


  1. Step 1: Submit an enrolment application in Studielink

    To apply for a numerus fixus Bachelor’s programme, you have to create an account and submit an enrolment application in Studielink (the national online registration system for Dutch universities) by the application deadline of 15 January at the latest. You can apply for a numerus fixus programme for the following academic year from 1 October onwards. 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

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

    In the Netherlands, prospective students may apply for a maximum of two numerus fixus programmes per year. When you apply for a numerus fixus programme at Radboud University, it is advisable to apply for a non-selective programme as well, to maximise your chances.

  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 you to 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: Take part in the selection procedure

    If you are (conditionally) admitted you will receive information about the selection procedure by email shortly after 15 January. This procedure differs for each programme. The information contains the exact deadlines and content of the selection assignments. You can find all information about the selection procedure on the Bachelor's programme page under Admission & application. 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.

  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, 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.

    Objecting to an assigned ranking number

    If you would like to object 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 placement offer

    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 application in Studielink as soon as possible. Your place can then be given to another student.

    Applying for two numerus fixus study programmes

    If you have applied for 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 still like to attend the study programme that you were first offered, you will then need to cancel your enrolment application 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. Do you still wish to continue with programme A?  You will then need to cancel your enrolment application for programme B in Studielink. After all, you can only attend one Numerus Fixus programme.

    Finalise your enrolment

    Once you have accepted your place, you can go to the enrolment procedure and follow the steps to enrol. Make sure to complete your enrolment before 31 JulyPlease note that non-EEA students should send in additional mathematics or English certificates (if applicable) before 1 June given their visa/residence permit application. Just like EEA students, non-EEA students have until 31 July to send in their diplomas.

Radboud University statement of education


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