Master's application and enrolment

Do you want to apply for a Master's programme? View the application and enrolment procedures below. Check the Master's programme page you wish to follow to determine whether or not a placement procedure applies.

Application procedure regular Master's

To apply for a programme without a placement procedure, check the application procedures below. 

Dutch previous education

International previous education

Application procedure Master's with a placement procedure

To apply for a programme witha placement procedure, check the application procedures below. 

Dutch previous education

International previous education

Language requirements for English-taught programmes

To meet the admission requirements for English-taught Bachelor's, pre-Master's or Master's programmes, sufficient proficiency in English is required. You can demonstrate your language proficiency with certain diplomas or a language certificate.

Submit English language test results

For all English-taught programmes, you will need to submit proof of your proficiency in English as part of the application. Read more on how you submit your test results and the submission deadlines.

Radboud University enrolment procedure

Once you have been admitted, you will receive instructions by email about what you still need to do to enrol in your programme. Find out which steps you will need to follow.

Application and enrolment deadlines for Master’s programmes

If you wish to apply for a Master’s programme, you need to make sure that you submit your enrolment request via Studielink before the application deadline.

Application and enrolment for international students

Do you have a non-Dutch previous education? We've detailed all the steps from application to enrolment at Radboud University in this video. Below you also find the enrolment procedure. 

Enrolment procedure for international students


Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree

Your foreign Bachelor's degree must be equivalent to a Bachelor's degree obtained at a Dutch research university (BA or BSc). Your Bachelor's degree should also be in the same area of study as the Master's degree that you are applying for.

A Bachelor's degree from a university of applied science is not accepted for direct admission. You may be required to follow a Pre-Master's programme first to improve your knowledge of the scientific field, before starting a Master's programme. Please note that it is not possible to apply directly for a Pre-Master's and not all studies offer a Pre-Master’s programme.

Read more on the difference between a university of applied sciences and a research university.


Do you have questions about admission requirements and are you unsure if you meet the requirements? Get in touch with the study advisor of the programme you would like to apply to. 

Do you have questions about the application procedure in Studielink and Osiris, or about submitting your documents? Get in touch with the Admissions Office.

+31 24 361 23 45