Admission and application
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Please contact the coordinator of the pre-master programme Orthodox Christianity at st.irenaeus [at] ftr.ru.nl. The coordinator will inform you about the programme, answer questions you may have about the programme, and encourage you to apply in Studielink if the programma is right for you.
Would you like to enrol in the current academic year? Then read further here.
The pre-master's program is open to all students who have a university bachelor's degree from another program (Dutch or a foreign equivalent).
The pre-master's program is open to all students who possess a professional education bachelor's degree (Dutch HBO) with an average score of 7.5 or higher on their final grade list.
Candidates can be admitted to the pre-master's programme if they:
- Possess an academic higher education bachelor's degree (Dutch or a foreign equivalent);
- Possess a professional education bachelor's degree (Dutch HBO) with an average score of 7.5 or higher on their final grade list.
Since the Master in Geestelijke Verzorging is taught in Dutch, students that wish to continue their studies in that programme are required to master Dutch (i.e. procure a NT2 diploma), or be native speakers of the language.
In order to apply you must first make sure you meet the admission requirements of the Master'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 Master’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 submitted an enrolment request in Studielink, you will receive an email with personal login details for OSIRIS Application. You have a maximum of 56 days or until the application deadline to upload your documents and submit a complete application. If you have not submitted your application after this period, it will be automatically cancelled.
You will be asked to upload the following documents:
- Bachelor’s diploma or equivalent
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. If you have graduated, you are required to upload your diploma.
- An official transcript of your Bachelor's degree or equivalent
If you have not obtained your degree, upload your most recent transcript of records. If you have graduated, please upload your full and complete transcript of grades. Also, please upload the description of the grading scale that can usually be found at the end of your transcript (if applicable).
If you have already graduated from your previous education and are currently still studying, please upload transcripts and diplomas from all degrees (post-secondary school).
- Sworn translations of diploma and transcript
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.
- Course description for unfinished courses
If you have not yet completed your degree, please upload a list of the courses that you are currently taking or still need to take, including the course content, the number of hours, and the literature used per course; see example below in downloads. Be sure to include information about research courses, practical work and your thesis/internship (if applicable).
- Course description for finished courses
Upload a list of all the courses you have taken during your degree, including the course content, the number of hours, and the literature used per course; see example below in downloads. Be sure to include information about research courses, practical work and your thesis/internship (if applicable).
- Personal statement/motivation letter (depending on programme)
Your personal statement should contain, at least, a brief description of why you have chosen this specific Master's programme and how it fits your previous education.
For the motivation letter please describe your future plans and what you would like to learn and research at Radboud University. What are the topics of the research you would like to do? Please be specific about your ambitions and explain how your previous education prepared you for this specific Master's programme. This will allow us to find out if your previous education is appropriate. Last but not least, include your interest in studying at Radboud University (specific disciplines, facilities or other considerations).
- Reference letter(s)
Reference letters are required if you are applying for a scholarship and/or a selective Master's programme and you will be asked to upload them to OSIRIS Application. Please note; these must be signed and stamped or signed and on official letterhead.
Reference letters are not required for non-selective programmes; however, it is still possible to upload one to your application if you wish.
- 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.
- English language certificate
You are allowed to apply without a 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. If you can prove English proficiency through your previous education, a certificate is not required. Visit the language requirements page for full details.
- Handling fee
Non-EU/EEA applicants are required to pay a handling fee before their application can be processed. Visit the handling fee website for full details and how to pay.
- 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. Please find more information about it on the Study in Holland websites.
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 enroll.
- You will not be admitted. Your application in Studielink will be withdrawn.
You will receive the outcome via the email address you entered in Studielink.
Have you been admitted to the Master's?
Congratulations! Then go to the enrolment procedure and follow the steps to enrol.
Please contact us via admissions [at] ru.nl.
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
Apply for your chosen Master’s programme via Studielink. You can apply for a programme for the following academic year from 1 October onwards.
Step 2: Complete the digital questionnaire
If your previous education needs to be assessed, you will receive the login details for the 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.
Does the programme of your choice start in September? Then please make sure that you submit your completed questionnaire and the required documents by 1 May at the latest. If your programme starts in February, then submit your completed questionnaire and the required documents by 1 November at the latest. If you complete the questionnaire after the deadline, there is no guarantee that we will be able to process your application for admission in time.
Step 3: Keep an eye on your mailbox
Your completed questionnaire will be processed. Within approximately 3 weeks after you have submitted the digital questionnaire, you will be notified by email whether you have been admitted to the placement procedure. You will receive all emails at the email address you entered in Studielink. There are three possible outcomes:
- You are admitted to the placement procedure.
- You are admitted to the placement procedure under certain conditions. There are conditions that you must first meet in order to be admitted.
- You will not be admitted to the placement procedure. Your application in Studielink will be withdrawn.
Step 4: Participate in the placement procedure
Have you been admitted to the placement procedure? Then you will receive an email from the Master's programme about what this placement procedure looks like and what actions are expected of you. Based on the placement procedure, it will be assessed whether you will be selected for the Master’s. There are two possible outcomes:
- You are offered a place in the Master’s.
- You are not offered a place in the Master’s. Your application in Studielink will be withdrawn and unfortunately you cannot enrol for this programme.
Have you been offered a place in the Master's?
Congratulations! Then go to the enrolment procedure and follow the steps to enrol.