Admission and application

Admission period

Dutch degree

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International degree, EEA student

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International degree, non-EEA student

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Information for prospective students in the Master’s Molecular Mechanisms of Disease regarding  COVID-19 measures

The Master’s Molecular Mechanisms of Disease will adhere to the same requirements as before Covid-19 and therefore will not allow any students into the programme who have not yet completed their Bachelor’s degree. If you feel you have a very valid reason to be exempted from this requirement, please contact the boardofexaminersmmd.rha [at] (Board of Examiners).

Regarding the deadlines

EEA Students

  • 1 April 2023 - Recommended deadline for all EU students (earlier is better!);
  • 1 May 2023 - Final deadline for EU Students

Non-EEA students

  • 31 January 2023 - Students who wish to apply the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship (RES) or the Radboud Scholarship Programma (RSP);
    Keep in mind that there is only one RSP available for the faculty of Medical Sciences. This means that ultimately, the chance of receiving a RES, is higher. More information about scholarships and tuition fees can be found here
  • 1 April 2023 - Non-EEA students with private funding

    Please note: earlier applications will be considered first! Due to the limited number of places, we will handle a batch-wise admission procedure. We advise students to hand in their applications* as soon as possible. 

    *During your application, you will need to hand in two recommendation letters. You will need to use the form attached to the bottom of this page. 
    Moreover, keep in mind that all of your documents must be uploaded as PDF files in order for the selection procedure to proceed. 

    We recommend you to start the application procedure well before the above mentioned deadlines, since on the deadline dates you need to have provided all requested information and submitted your completed application.

    Regarding the application procedure 

    This programme is designed for high-calibre students. Enrolment is limited to 24 students a year. In addition to the prior education or the qualities of the candidate, at least two members of the entrance selection committee of the Board of Examiners will hold an individual interview (in English) with the candidate.  This interview assesses communicative behavior, capacity for team-work, the capacity to reflect on one selves, creativity, innovative thinking and scientific reasoning. Furthermore, using a standard set of questions it is assessed whether the background knowledge of the students conforms to the required content and level. Admission to the programme is dependent on this interview and final overall judgement of the Board of Examiners of the master’s programme Molecular Mechanisms of Disease.

    Shortly after your interview you will learn whether you are admissable to the programme. We place students in batches.

    1. In the first placement meeting on Monday February 20, 2023, we will rank all candidates and accept the highest ranking students (to a maximum of 40% of our total capacity).
    2. Students which are not placed at that moment, and all new applicants that received a positive decision of the Selection Committee after the first placement meeting, will be ranked again in the second placement meeting, on Monday March 27, 2023. At that time we fill up the programme to a maximum of 75% of our total capacity.
    3. A third batch of students will be admitted in the placement meeting on Monday April 24, 2023 filling 90% of all available places.
    4. A final batch of students will be admitted in the last placement meeting on Monday June 19, 2023, filling all places.
    5. Students which are not placed by then will stay on the waiting list and can be enrolled if other students withdraw. We will keep you informed about this process.

    The selection committee holds the right to decide in special cases to directly admit candidates in the programme.

    Keep in mind: the information above is subject to change. We will make sure to have the updated information ready by October 1, 2022, when Studielink opens and you can apply. 

    If you are not sure about the requirements, 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.


    If you have questions concerning your eligibility, please contact the Academic Advisor by sending an email to: admissions [at]

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