Entry requirements

You will be considered for admission to the postgraduate programme Epidemiology if you hold a master degree of Utrecht University and can demonstrate:

  1. High level of academic and professional ability.
  2. A clear motivation and talent for participation in the programme.
  3. Oral and written proficiency in English at an advanced level.

UU Master programmes that most likely meet the requirements are:

  • MSc in Biomedical Sciences
  • Physicians (MD)
  • Veterinarians (DVM)
  • Pharmacists (PharmD)

Selection procedure

The Board of Admissions reviews all requests for admission and selects students that meet the entry requirements. The Board of Admissions also assesses whether you will be able to successfully complete the Master’s programme within the set time frame. This means the decision on your application is based on a thorough analysis.

You will receive a written notification of the decision of the Board of Admissions. You will also be notified when you are placed on waiting list and/or if you still have to fulfil certain conditions.

You can contact the Programme Coordinator with questions about your eligibility.

When to apply

For admission in September

We will begin accepting applications on October 1 (both postgraduate face-to-face and online programme). We recommend that you apply as early as possible, as places in the face-to-face programme are limited. The absolute latest date by which we can receive and process your application for the face-to-face and the online programme is July 1.
Please note that the online programme is a part-time Master's programme, covering the same study load as the face-to-face programme, but in approximately 14 hours a week, resulting in a longer duration of the total programme. When registering for this online programme in Osiris, please choose 'part-time'.

For more information about the duration and flexibility of this Master’s programme please contact our administration.

For admission in February

We will begin accepting applications on July 1 (only postgraduate online programme). We recommend that you apply as early as possible. The absolute latest date by which we can receive and process your application is December 1.
Please note that this online programme is a part-time master's programme, so please choose 'part-time' while registering in Osiris.

For more information about the duration and flexibility of this Master’s programme please contact our administration.

Complete your application in time!

In addition to applying online, you are asked to send in a number of forms and documents. Please send everything well before the latest date of application. If your file is incomplete and/or your application fee has not been paid on time, we will be unable to consider your application.

When can you expect a decision?

The Graduate School strives to inform you of their decision within four to six weeks after receiving your application documents and fee.

Application procedure

The following steps will help you submit a complete application for the desired programme:

  1. Determine your eligibility for this Master’s programme.
  2. Apply as early as possible for the best chance of admission.
  3. Download the Instructions for applying to a privately funded Master's programme.
  4. Complete the online application at the OSIRIS Incoming Students web page.
  5. You will receive a student number by e-mail (if you do not already have one).
  6. Submit the required supporting forms and documents to the address provided below. Please make sure to include your student number on every document.

*Please note that for application for the online MSC programme, you must choose ‘part-time’ in the drop-down menu.*

Required documents

During the online application process, you will be asked to submit documents that support your application to study at Utrecht University. You will find an overview of these documents below. The underlined forms can be completed on the computer:

Please state clearly if you would like to follow the face-to-face or online variant.

Send all application documents as a pdf by e-mail to the Master Administration Office.

If not by e-mail, please send hard copy documents to the following address:

Utrecht University
Biomedical Sciences (UMC Utrecht)
Graduate School of Life Sciences
Carolien Bakker or Elena Donner
HB 1.06
Postbus 85500
3508 GA Utrecht