Admission and application
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Registration for the Bachelor's programme in Economics and Business Economics has several, different deadlines. Make sure to apply before the right deadlines.
Students with previous Dutch education can apply via Studielink until the 1 July. Do you apply after 1 July? Then there is no guarantee that we can process your admission on time. The deadline for the completion of your registration is 31 August.
EEA applicants (and applicants from Switzerland) must submit a complete application before 1 May to receive assistance with accommodation. Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA/Switzerland applications until 1 July, but may not be able to offer housing assistance.
Non-EU/EEA applicants must submit a complete application before 1 April. This is the final deadline and includes Pre-arrival Services which consists of assistance with housing and visa support.
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- Economics and Society
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- Science and Engineering
Additional requirements Culture and Society:
A Pre-university Education Diploma (Dutch: VWO) with a profile in Culture & Society, is only accepted for direct admission if Mathematics A or B have been obtained with mark of 55% or better. If you did not take Mathematics A or B, then you need to meet the Mathematics requirement via an additional test.
Students who have completed a Pre-university Education Diploma (Dutch: VWO) meet the English language proficiency requirement, and therefore are not required to obtain an English language proficiency certificate.
What is a colloquium doctum?
The colloquium doctum is a suitability assessment for a Bachelor’s programme at Dutch Universities. This assessment is initiated by the colloquium doctum committee of the programme.
As part of the admission examination for the Bachelor’s programme Economics and Business Economics, you must be able to prove that you have passed the following courses at the level of VWO (Dutch pre-university education) final examination:
- Mathematics A or B at final exam level of pre-university education (VWO)
- Economics at pre-university (VWO) final examination level.
- Competency in English at pre-university (VWO) final examination level.
- Competency in Dutch at pre-university (VWO) final examination level.
There are various ways in which you can meet these requirements. The faculty does not offer courses, tests or exams. You must ensure that you meet the requirements of the colloquium doctum before 31 August. You should also take into account the registration deadlines that the institutes below use for participation in the tests or exams. The application deadline for state exams is December 31.
The Dutch VWO and English VWO exams can be taken at Radboud in'to Languages, or at DUO (state exam). A VWO mathematics exam can be taken at Boswell-Bèta in Utrecht or the CCVX, or at DUO (state exam). A VWO economics exam can be taken at DUO (state exam).
Certificates proving that you have attained the required level (equivalent to the Dutch VWO-level) for the above mentioned subjects, give you the right of exemption for those subjects. This includes the ‘old style’ VWO diplomas.
If you wish to be admitted via colloquium doctum, you are required to apply via Studielink as soon as possible, at least before 1 July. Please note that international students might have different deadlines.
The colloquium doctum contact at Nijmegen School of Management is the Admission Officer. Get in touch with our Admissions Officer by sending an email to: admissions [at] nsm.ru.nl
If you have completed or will complete a study programme outside of the Netherlands, then your previous education will be assessed on an individual basis to determine whether it is of sufficient level. For students with international previous education to be eligible for this programme, you must meet the admission requirements; Academic, English language proficiency and Mathematics.
In order to satisfy the academic requirements you need to have successfully completed previous education deemed comparable to a Dutch VWO Diploma.
For a list of comparable diplomas that meet the academic requirement, including ways in which you can prove your English language proficiency and Mathematics competency please download the diploma-specific admission requirements document.
If the diploma specific document does not list your diploma, you can do the Radboud Eligibility Check by clicking the button below. The Eligibility Check will give you an indication as to whether or not you are eligible for admission. However, please note that no rights can be derived from the results.
Once you apply to the study programme your admissibility will be formally determined by the Admissions Office and by the faculty. If the level is considered to be sufficient, you are either directly admissible or additional conditions may apply.
You can only be admitted if you have a certain demonstrable level of Mathematics. If your level is not enough, you are required to pass a Mathematics test.
The tests that are accepted and the minimum passing scores are listed below. Please note: certificates of attendance or registration do not suffice.
- Mathematics A or B at CCVX, minimum passing grade: 6.0 out of 10.0
- Mathematics A or B at Boswell-Bèta, minimum passing grade: 5.5 out of 10.0
- Online Mathematics Placement Test (OMPT), minimum passing grade: 55%
- Mathematics section of SAT, minimum passing grade: 600 out of 800
English language requirements
Your level of English needs to be sufficient in order for you to succeed in the programme. You can satisfy the English language requirement if you have obtained a:
- Dutch VWO diploma;
- certificate of a full English-taught propaedeutic programme obtained at a Dutch University of Applied Sciences;
- Bachelor's Degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences;
- International Baccalaureate diploma;
- European Baccalaureate diploma, in which the course English Language 2 or 1 was taken;
- Diploma equivalent to, or higher than, the Dutch VWO level by completing education at an institution in one of the member states of the EU/EEA, Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America, where the language of instruction is English;
- One of the following diplomas, having passed English in the final examinations:
- Austrian Reifezeugnis/Reifeprüfungszeugnis
- Belgian Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs
- Danish Studentereksamenbevis
- Finnish Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studenterexamenbevis
- German Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
- Luxembourgish Diplôme de Fin d’Études Secondaires
- Norwegian Vitnemal for Videregaende Skole
- Swedish Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan
For further information on international previous education that satisfies the English language requirement please refer to the diploma specific admission requirements document. Alternatively, if you do not meet the English language proficiency requirement via one of the conditions above, you can satisfy the requirement via an English exam.
≥ 6,0 overall + subscores ≥ 6,0
TOEFL internet based (1703)
≥ 80 + subscores ≥ 20
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (1667)
C or higher
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (1668)
C or higher
To apply for a programme, you need to submit a request for enrolment in Studielink before the application deadline. Before you apply, please check the admission requirements and then follow the steps below.
Step 1: Submit your enrolment request via Studielink
You can apply for the Bachelor’s programme at Radboud University via Studielink. You can apply for a programme for the following academic year from 1 October onwards.
Please note: A DigiD is required
You will need to have a DigiD to apply for a programme in Studielink. If you do not have your own DigiD, you will need to request one via www.digid.nl; 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.
Step 2: Follow up on your ‘To-do Actions’ in Studielink
After you have applied, it is vital that all of your ‘To-do Actions’ in Studielink are carried out in good time. So, keep a close eye on your emails (including the ones in your spam inbox).
Step 3: Take part in the Study Compatibility Check
You will be sent the login details for completing a digital questionnaire via the email address that you provided in Studielink. This questionnaire is part of the Study Compatibility Check, which is a final check to see if your expectations about the study programme are realistic and if you understand what we will expect from you as a student.
Step 4: Keep an eye on your inbox
Once Radboud University has received your application, we will check to see whether you are directly admissible to the Bachelor’s programme for which you have applied. You will then receive one of the following results by email:
- You will be granted unconditional admission, which means that you can enrol in the study programme.
- Your previous education will need to be assessed by the Admissions Committee, which means that you will need to proceed to Step 5.
Step 5: Complete the digital questionnaire (but only if your previous education needs to be checked by the Admissions Committee)
If your previous education needs to be assessed by the Admissions Committee, you will receive login details for a digital questionnaire at the email address that you provided in Studielink. You will need to log in to the questionnaire, and once you have completed it you will need to upload the requested documents. Please make sure that you complete the questionnaire and upload the documents as soon as possible after you have received this login information. Your application for admission will then be processed. The outcome of this step may be one of the following:
- You will be granted unconditional admission, which means that you can enrol in the study programme.
- You will be granted conditional admission: your admission decision contains the conditions that you will need to fulfil before definitive admission can be granted. You will then be able to enrol in the study programme.
- You will not be granted admission: your application will then be withdrawn from Studielink. You will receive further details by mail about why your application was rejected.
The details of this outcome will be forwarded to the email address that you provided in Studielink.
Have you completed the application procedure?
You can now enrol in the study programme.
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.
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.
Step 2: Upload documents in OSIRIS Application
After you have created 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. After this period, if you have not submitted your application, 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
If you have graduated and received your diploma, we require you 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. 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 an officially recognised translator. Official 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, 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 are permitted to 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. Find more information about it on the Study in Holland website.
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 are unconditionally admitted.
- You are admitted under certain conditions. There are conditions that you must first meet in order to enrol.
- 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.
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Please contact us via admissions [at] ru.nl.
Questions or concerns?
If you are hesitant to apply, please note your enrolment request in Studielink can always be cancelled.
Do you have questions about admissions or are you unsure if you meet all the requirements? Get in touch with admissions [at] nsm.ru.nl (admissions@nsm.)ru.nl.
If your previous education is international, and you have an admissions question, please contact: bachelor [at] fm.ru.nl
Do you have a question about the application procedure, Osiris or tuition fees? Get in touch with the Student Affairs Office:
- E-mail: centralstudentdesk [at] ru.nl
- Phone: +31 24 – 361 23 45