Admission and application
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The selection criteria
The ranking number of a selection candidate will be based on:
- The score attained in the online (open book) Psychology test (45%);
- The score attained in the matching assignment (30%);
- Grades obtained during the student’s previous education: mathematics, English, the total average and if applicable biology (25%).
All selection candidates will receive a Step-by-step guide shortly after 15 January. The Step-by-step guide describes which grades are required in your specific situation and how these grades should be sent in. Candidates can prepare for the online multiple choice test by studying the literature (about psychology) that is sent to them shortly after 15 January 2023. It is an open book test (you can keep the literature at hand while making the test) that does not require any other previous knowledge. The online Psychology test takes place on Saturday, 11 February 2023. The test will be available from 9:00 am CET (UTC+1) until 9:00 pm CET (UTC+1). You can log in at any time during these hours to take the test (duration of the test: appr. 2 hours). The deadline for submitting your matching assignment and questionnaire about previous education is Sunday, 26 February 2023.
Selection candidates are advised to schedule some time in their calendar on beforehand. The study load will be approximately eight hours.
Having taken biology during your previous education is not a requirement, but it is a plus following our Psychology programme. During the selection process, it determines about 5% of your ranking number, so the majority of your ranking number is still in your own hands. Did you not have biology in your previous education, but would you like to brush up your knowledge in the field of biology? Then use our 'Syllabus biology at vwo level' in Dutch or in English. This manual insures you a good start in our programme! You can find the manuals below.
Important dates for selection and placement
- 1 October - 15 January: apply via Studielink (deadline 15 January at 23:59 CET)
- 16 January: candidates receive a detailed step-by-step guide.
- 17 January: via e-mail, selection candidates will receive their user name, instructions and an activation code for creating a Brightspace account (in two separate e-mails). After activating your account, the ‘Psychology Selection Process’ course will appear in the start screen of your Brightspace account. Brightspace will grant you access to the literature that will need to be studied for the online Psychology test. All three selection assignments will need to be completed in Brightspace too. When you log in for the first time, the first assignment is already waiting for you: the questionnaire on your previous education.
- 19 January: deadline for students applying with an international diploma, a colloquium doctum, a Dutch hbo propedeuse or hbo bachelor’s diploma, to complete their admission file in Osiris Application. If the file is incomplete, your application will be withdrawn.
- 11 February: test date for the online Psychology test. The test will be available between 09:00 CET (UTC+1) and 21:00 CET (UTC+1). Candidates can log in at any time during these hours to take the test. The test closes automatically 2 hours after having logged into the test. Make sure to finish the test before 23.59 CET. Candidates living in another time zone than the Central European Time zone, will have to convert this CET time to their own local time.
- 12 February: the matching assignment will be available in Brightspace.
- 26 February: deadline for submitting:
1) the matching assigment
2) the online questionnaire on grades obtained during previous education.
- 15 April: Studielink will announce the ranking numbers by email to the candidates.
- 1 June: non-EEA/EU students should send in additional mathematics- or English certificates (if applicable) and complete their enrolment before 1 June in view of their visa/ residence permit application. Just like EEA students, non-EEA students have until 31 July to send in their diploma (and they can also request for a postponement until 31 August).
- 31 July: candidates who do not need a visa/ residence permit should meet all admission requirements and complete their enrolment or they should request for a postponement). If the postponement is granted, the admission requirements will need to be met no later than 31 August.
If you want more information about the setup and implementation of the selection process you can read the Selection and placement regulations.
Do you want to submit a request to deviate from the rules of Numerus Fixus programmes? Then read about the possibilities.