The College of Pharmaceutical Sciences admits a limited number of 60 students. The numerus fixus makes small-scale education and the selection for motivated students possible.

Selection procedure

If you are motivated for the content and the educational approach of CPS, we welcome you to apply. If you can meet the entry requirements, the first step in the selection procedure is filling in an extensive background questionnaire and uploading a recommendation form (see application procedure). At least ten days in advance, you will be invited for a selection day (step 2) on one day in the week of 26 February 2024. On your selection day, you will write an essay on a CPS-related subject (from home if you live outside the Netherlands). To prepare for the writing of this essay, you will be asked to carefully read one of the three articles from a popular science magazine that are included in the invitation. At the designated time on the selection day, you will receive an assignment per email with a few questions that will guide the contents of the essay. Upon receipt of this assignment you will have to return your essay within three hours.

Both the background questionnaire (including your grades and the recommendation form) and the essay will receive a score on a 1 to 5 scale. Candidates with a score of 3.0 (or higher) for the background questionnaire (inquiring motivation, interest and personal background) and recommendation form and a score for 3.0 (or higher) for the written essay can be selected.

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