Degree from a Dutch research university
This page outlines the step-by-step process for completing your application to a Master's programme at Utrecht University. Please read this information thoroughly before starting your application.
This programme is limited to a maximum of 65 admissions. Only students who meet the entry requirements will be considered for admission. If the number of candidates exceeds the number of available places, the Admissions Committee will select only the most eligible candidates. Please read the selection criteria and procedure carefully.
To be accepted to this Master’s programme you need:
- An academic Bachelor’s degree with specific academic knowledge and skills. You can find these requirements in this document.
Please consult this document for Bachelor programmes which have been previously assessed on the required knowledge and skills. You will find an overview of academic courses that have been approved for several universities. Any other Bachelor’s degrees with similar orientations will be assessed by the Admissions Committee on the basis of the requested academic knowledge and skills.
Please note: if you want to participate in the clinical internship (clinical track) sufficient knowledge of neuropsychological assessment is also required. This can be obtained by the course Neuropsychologische diagnostiek (201100078) at Utrecht University (or a similar course at another university). The Admissions Committee can check if you meet the requirement for this track – in addition to the entry requirements for the programme as whole – during the assessment of your application. If you want this, please choose this option during your application in Osiris and upload the requested proof (checklist and course syllabus). If you lack this knowledge, but still want to do the internship, you will need to do an additional course before the start of the Master’s programme. It might be possible to do the course at Utrecht University (education period 4, Dutch speaking students only). More details about this requirement can be found in the document above on page 2.
- Sufficient command of the English Language.
As a graduate from a Dutch research university you have fulfilled this language requirement.
- Motivation that fits the aim of this programme.
Unsure if you qualify for admission?
In order to properly assess whether you are eligible for admission, it is important that we have the right information. It is therefore necessary that you apply through the standard admission procedure and submit the required documents. The Admissions Committee will then evaluate your eligibility and you will be informed of their decision by means of a letter of (non-, conditional or unconditional) acceptance.
The Neuropsychology Master’s programme is limited to a maximum of 65 admissions for the academic year. The selection procedure consists of two steps.
The Admissions Committee evaluates your eligibility based on your knowledge and skills. Candidates who will meet this requirement before the start of the Master’s programme will proceed to step 2. Candidates will be notified of the Admissions Committee's decision.
The Admissions Committee will rank students based on:
- Their weighted average grade (at the time of their application)
- Their motivation for studying neuropsychology at Utrecht University
All candidates will be selected once the application deadline has passed. All candidates will be informed about the decision before 1 June. An (online or live) interview may be part of the application procedure.
Please note that if you have already been selected for an internship, this does not mean that you will be automatically selected for the Master’s programme. Internship institutions have their own admission procedures which are not related to the selection procedure for the Master’s programme in Neuropsychology.
If you have a Bachelor's degree from a Dutch research university and do not fully meet the entry requirements, you may be able to acquire some missing requirements via a tailor-made pre-Master’s programme. Please note that this is not possible for all requirements, because courses in some areas have a limited capacity and cannot be part of a pre-Master’s programme. For more information, please go to the Entry requirements > document specific academic knowledge and skills. It is for the Admissions Committee to decide whether you are eligible for a pre-Master’s programme.
Please note that a pre-Master's Programme is only available for students with a Dutch educational background who do not need housing, and who do not have or require a residence permit for study purposes. In addition, the language of instruction is Dutch.
|Deadline for scholarship applicants|
Complete your application in time
All deadlines expire at 23:59 [CET/CEST] on the specified date. Your application is complete when you have (1) fully submitted your Studielink ánd OSIRIS application, (2) uploaded all required documents in Osiris Online Application. After the deadline has passed, incomplete applications will be cancelled.
The following documents must be uploaded before the deadline:
Diploma or DUO extract (if graduated)
Transcript from OSIRIS (for Utrecht University students) or certified transcript (for students from other Dutch research universities).
A certified transcript must include courses, grades, GPA and a stamp/signature of the institute.
An overview of courses yet to be completed (when you have not yet obtained your diploma)
Motivation statement in English
Curriculum vitae / resume in English
- Checklist Entry Requirements and syllabi of all the courses you list on this Checklist. (Not required for all. Please check the form for details).
A copy of your Bachelor thesis or similar research report. Not required for Bachelor's students Psychology.
When you have not yet completed your thesis, submit a signed statement by your thesis supervisor that states the title and research question.
After submitting your application to Studielink, you will receive an email with login details for OSIRIS Online Application. Here you can upload all required documents, check the status of your application and enter contact details of your referee(s).
After you upload all documents in OSIRIS, the Graduate School will evaluate them. We strive to inform you of our decision within 30 working days after the application deadline.