Entrance Examination Colloquium Doctum

CD in brief

If you wish to enrol in a bachelor programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and do not have a diploma that provides immediate eligibility for registration, you can become eligible by successfully completing an entrance examination: the Entrance Examination Colloquium Doctum (CD). The CD consists of various tests, which vary per study programme and per faculty. After passing each test in the examination you will be allowed to enter the admissions procedure for the study programme of your choice. You may only request exemption of this requirement based on a diploma issued by a university preparatory education (vwo) or equivalent level institution.

The participation fee for the CD is €80, regardless of the number of tests you sit for. In addition, students must be 21 years of age or older when they start the relevant study programme. You are not entitled to a refund should you decide not to take the tests before the start of the CD

The successful completion of the CD does not automatically entitle you to admission to the programme of your choice. It merely removes the requirement of having a diploma from a regular pre-university institution that provides immediate entry to your chosen EUR programme at the moment of application. This means that after successfully completing the CD, you can apply for admission to the programme. The EUR programme’s admissions board will subsequently determine whether you will be accepted as a student in that programme.

Keep in mind that due to high demand some study programmes must adhere to admissions quota or a selection procedure (Medicine, for example). In effect, this means that there are a limited number of spots for new students or that some students have to be turned away during admissions. You are generally required to apply at an earlier time for these programmes. In addition, you need to present proof of registration with the Education Executive Agency (DUO). For further information about this subject, please visit this government web page and this page on the DUO website.  

Also check the contact information and more information about the admission requirements, possible admission procedures and deadlines for application per programme. Or start your registration with a study choice check.

The Mathematics tests will not be offered at the University this year

For many programs at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) you can only be admitted if you have a certain demonstrable level of mathematics. If you cannot demonstrate this level, you are mathematics deficient.

You can prove this by successfully completing the relevant math state exams.

Or by doing the following:

  • Submitting a math vwo partial certificate; or
  • successfully complete the OMPT test; or
  • the CCVX test Mathematics or
  • pass the mathematics exam of the Boswell Beta Institute in Utrecht

If you passed your Math test at any of the above, you can send your certificate/diploma to es.ask.deficiencytest@eur.nl or upload it when you apply for the Colloquium Doctum tests.

Successful completion of the math test of a course does not entitle automatic admission to that education. This simply ensures that when you enroll, it no longer matters that you did not acquire the correct level of mathematics during your previous education.

 

Procedure

  • Procedure and requirements for an entrance examination:

      Please note: You are required to contact Erasmus MC’s Onderwijs Service Centrum (OSC) if you want to sit for an entrance examination for a degree programme offered by this faculty (Medicine).

      The procedure below applies to those wishing to enrol for another study programme:

      1. You should start the enrolment process for the entrance examination (EE) in Studielink. Register using your DigiD. Then enter your most recently obtained prior education. Complete the entire process in Studielink. You will receive your ERNA account via your personal e-mail within 24 hours; use this to complete your application.
      2. When the EE enrolment period opens (check the dates on this page), you can continue the enrolment by clicking on the enrolment button at the bottom of this page. If the button does not work, this means the enrolment is not yet open. Complete the entire enrolment process on the website in one go. Make sure you can pay (by iDEAL or credit card) and that you can upload any attachments (for a request for exemptions). Complete the entire process, do NOT leave the enrolment open.
        N.B. If you think that you are eligible for exemption from parts of the EE, you can add certified copies of your diplomas and lists of marks as attachments to the enrolment form.
      3. After you have paid and enrolled, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail (in your EUR student e-mail address and your personal e-mail address). This also serves as your evidence of enrolment. Please first check your spam folder if you think that you have not received a confirmation.
      4. Prepare properly for the tests! Make sure you have sufficient time for the test preparation.
        Check the website about digital testing of the exams to see what you can expect.

      Because of the situation with the COVID-19 virus it is not possible to take the tests at the University. The tests will also be taken digitally next year.

      Registrations for the Colloquium Doctum exams in March 2021 are open between Monday 01 February and Friday 19 February, 2021.

      Date

      Time

      Subject:

      02 March 2021

      09.30-12.30

      English

      03 March 2021

      09.30-12.30

      German

      03 March 2021


      13.30-16.00     

      History 2 (ESL/ESHCC)

      03 March 2021

      13.30-14.15

      History 1 (other study programmes)

      04 March 2021

      09.30-11.30

      Dutch

      04 March 2021

      13.30-16.30

      French

      Registrations for the Colloquium Doctum exams in April 2021 are open between Monday 29 March and Friday 16 April 2021.

      Date

      Time

      Subject:

      28  April 2021

      09.30-12.30

      English

      29 April 2021

      09.30-12.30

      German

      29 April 2021


      13.30-16.00     

      History 2 (ESL/ESHCC)

      29 April 2021

      13.30-14.15

      History 1 (other study programmes)

      30 April 2021

      09.30-11.30

      Dutch

      30 April 2021

      13.30-16.30

      French

      You will be notified of the results by e-mail within four weeks of taking the exam. The examinations are prepared and checked by external lecturers. It is not possible to correspond with these lecturers. Your work and calculations will remain available for inspection for a maximum of four weeks after you have received the result.

      You are entitled to take a CD twice per calendar year; once during the first round in March and once during the second round in April. If you achieve unsatisfactory results for one or more subjects during the first round in March, we will automatically register you for the second round of the same tests in April. If you fail this resit too, you will have to reapply for the CD in the following academic year.

      You pass the colloquium doctum if you have obtained a sufficient result for all parts (at least a 5.5). Compensation of the parts is not possible. A completed Colloquium Doctum is valid for 2 years, this also applies to any individually obtained tests.

      Overview of the subjects to be tested per study programme.

      • Dutch
      • English
      • History, level 2

      • Dutch
      • English
      • Mathematics, level 2 (Mathematics A)(OMPT)

      • Dutch
      • English
      • Mathematics, level 1 (Mathematics C)(OMPT)
      • History, level 2

      (Colloquium Doctum Mathematics Level 1 / OMPT-E / VWO (part) Certificate Mathematics C)

      • Dutch
      • English
      • German or French (examinee's option)
      • History, level 2 

      • Dutch
      • English
      • Mathematics, level 1 (Mathematics C)(OMPT)

      (Colloquium Doctum Mathematics Level 1 / OMPT-E / VWO (part) Certificate Mathematics C)

      • Dutch
      • English
      • History, Level 2

      • English (grade 7 or higher)
      • History, level 2
      • Dutch

      • English (grade 7 or higher)
      • History, level 1
      • Mathematics, level 1 (Mathematics A) minimum score of 60 % (English version)(OMPT)

      (Colloquium Doctum Mathematics Level 1 / OMPT-E / VWO (part) Certificate Mathematics A)

      • Dutch
      • English (grade 7 or higher)
      • History level 2

      • English (grade 7 or higher)
      • Mathematics, level 2 (Mathematics A) (English version)(OMPT)

      • Dutch
      • English
      • Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Biology
      • Mathematics, Level 2 (A) or 3 (B)(OMPT)

      • Dutch
      • English
      • Mathematics, level 1 (Mathematics C) (Dutch version)(OMPT)

      (Colloquium Doctum Mathematics Level 1 / OMPT-E / VWO (part) Certificate Mathematics C)

      • Dutch
      • English
      • German
      • Mathematics, level 1 (Mathematics C) or History, level 1 (examinee's option)(OMPT)

      (Colloquium Doctum Mathematics Level 1 / OMPT-E / VWO (part) Certificate Mathematics C)

      • Dutch
      • English
      • Mathematics, level 1 (Mathematics C) (Dutch version)(OMPT)

      (Colloquium Doctum Mathematics Level 1 / OMPT-E / VWO (part) Certificate Mathematics C)

      Please Notice! Due to the early deadline and selection process, you must have the tests for this program taken no later than March.

      • Dutch
      • English
      • Mathematics, level 1 (Mathematics C) (Dutch version)(OMPT)

      (Colloquium Doctum Mathematics Level 1 / OMPT-E / VWO (part) Certificate Mathematics C)

      • Dutch
      • English
      • Mathematics, level 1 (Mathematics C) (Dutch version)(OMPT)

      (Colloquium Doctum Mathematics Level 1 / OMPT-E / VWO (part) Certificate Mathematics C)

      • Dutch
      • English
      • German or French (examinee's option)
      • History, level 2

      Testing for the various subjects takes place at pre-university level. For mathematics and history there are several levels. In the case of mathematics, the level for business administration (bedrijfskunde), international business administration and economics is higher than that of the other faculties; and for history, the level is higher for law studies, history and general cultural studies.

      Summarising an article from the NRC-Handelsblad or comparable daily, weekly or monthly newspaper and writing a brief response to the article. 

      Please note it is not allowed to use a bilingual dictionary.

      Translate into acceptable Dutch a simple prose text from The Times (or comparable daily, weekly or monthly newspaper or magazine) and summarisation of a prose text in good Dutch. Marks will be deducted for linguistic errors in the Dutch if they impede comprehension.

      Please note it is not allowed to use a bilingual dictionary.

      sample test May 2010

      Translating into Dutch a simple prose text from the Süddeutsche Zeitung or comparable daily, weekly or monthly newspaper – as well as summarising a prose text in good Dutch. 

      Please note it is not allowed to use a bilingual dictionary.

      On the basis of 4 or 5 short texts from Le Monde or a comparable daily, weekly or monthly magazine, the text comprehension is tested in French. In Dutch, questions are asked about the texts that have to be answered in Dutch.

      Please note it is not allowed to use a bilingual dictionary.

      For many programs at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) you can only be admitted if you have a certain demonstrable level of mathematics. If you cannot demonstrate this level, you are mathematics deficient.

      You can prove this by successfully completing the relevant math state exams.

      Or by doing the following:

      • Submitting a math vwo partial certificate; or
      • successfully complete the OMPT test; or
      • the CCVX test Mathematics or
      • pass the mathematics exam of the Boswell Beta Institute in Utrecht

      Successful completion of the math test of a course does not entitle automatic admission to that course. This simply ensures that when you enroll, it no longer matters that you did not acquire the correct level of mathematics during your previous education.

      For many programs at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) you can only be admitted if you have a certain demonstrable level of mathematics. If you cannot demonstrate this level, you are mathematics deficient.

      You can prove this by successfully completing the relevant math state exams.

      Or by doing the following:

      • Submitting a math vwo partial certificate; or
      • successfully complete the OMPT test; or
      • the CCVX test Mathematics or
      • pass the mathematics exam of the Boswell Beta Institute in Utrecht

      Successful completion of the math test of a course does not entitle automatic admission to that course. This simply ensures that when you enroll, it no longer matters that you did not acquire the correct level of mathematics during your previous education.

      For many programs at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) you can only be admitted if you have a certain demonstrable level of mathematics. If you cannot demonstrate this level, you are mathematics deficient.

      You can prove this by successfully completing the relevant math state exams.

      Or by doing the following:

      • Submitting a math vwo partial certificate; or
      • successfully complete the OMPT test; or
      • the CCVX test Mathematics or
      • pass the mathematics exam of the Boswell Beta Institute in Utrecht

      Successful completion of the math test of a course does not entitle automatic admission to that course. This simply ensures that when you enroll, it no longer matters that you did not acquire the correct level of mathematics during your previous education.

      Knowledge of general history of the 20thcentury and of actual events. Required reading: Eelco Beukers en Stephan Kleine.(eindredactie), MeMo, geschiedenis voor de tweede fase. Handboek (leer- opdrachtenboek) Vwo (Uitgeverij Malmberg; 's Hertogenbosch, 2012; Vierde druk) ISBN 978-90-345-6990-5. Chapters 11 -  14 must be studied (page 250 up to and including 378).
      This book is available at the Erasmus Bookshop Studystore (www.studystore.nl), V-Building (VB-040), Phone: 010 - 408 11 50, Email: info@studystore.nl

      Exam: multiple-choice test.(in Dutch)
      Example

      For law programmes, ACW, IBACS, Geschiedenis, IBH.
      Answering questions about general history of the 19th and 20th centuries and about actual events.

      Required reading: Eelco Beukers en Stephan Kleine. (eindredactie), MEMO MAX, geschiedenis Bovenbouw VWO

      Handboek (leer- opdrachtenboek) Vwo (Uitgeverij Malmberg; 's Hertogenbosch, 2015; Vijfde druk) ISBN 9789402028683
      Chapters 8 - 14 must be studied (page 198 up to and including 370),
      or its successor ISBN 9789402044522.

      This book is available at the Erasmus Bookshop Studystore (www.studystore.nl), at the accredited bookstore under the name MEMO MAX Bovenbouw VWO and the abovementioned ISBN numbers.

      Exam: essay-questions (in Dutch).
      Example

    Additional facilities

    • Students with temporary or structural forms of disability can make use of additional facilities within reasonable limits for the duration of this disability. They need to register for this. These extra facilities include: extra examination time. This should contribute to an equal chance of study success for the participants.

      Students who wish to use additional facilities when sitting examinations, should submit a request to the Examining Board for the study programme for which they wish to enrol and for which they wish to sit an admission examination. See the table below for an overview of contact information for EUR Examining Boards.
      If you are enrolled at two faculties, you must submit a separate request to each faculty. The Examining Board will determine whether you are eligible for additional facilities when sitting written examinations. The Examining Board will also indicate the period during which this approval applies.

      You should send the documentation containing the approval to es.ask.deficiencytest@eur.nl (for all study programmes apart from Erasmus MC) or to the Studie Informatie Portaal (STiP) (for Erasmus MC study programmes). They will then ensure that you can use additional facilities when you sit the admission examination. 

      Participants with extra facilities get half an hour extra time. 

      Date

      Time

      Subject:

      02 March 2021

      09.30-12.30

      English

      03 March 2021

      09.30-12.30

      German

      03 March 2021

      13.30-16.00     

      History 2 (ESL/ESHCC)

      03 March 2021

      13.30-14.15

      History 1 (other study programmes)

      04 March 2021

      09.30-11.30

      Dutch

      04 March 2021 

      13.30-16.30

      French

      Registrations for the Colloquium Doctum exams in April 2021 are open between Monday 29 March and Friday 16 April 2021.

      Date

      Time

      Subject:

      28  April 2021

      09.30-12.30

      English

      29 April 2021

      09.30-12.30

      German

      29 April 2021


      13.30-16.00     

      History 2 (ESL/ESHCC)

      29 April 2021

      13.30-14.15

      History 1 (other study programmes)

      30 April 2021

      09.30-11.30

      Dutch

      30 April 2021

      13.30-16.30

      French

       

      Erasmus MC

      Erasmus School of Economics

      Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

      Erasmus School of Law

      Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
      Exam Committee: examination.board@essb.eur.nl (This email address may only be used by prospective students who have not yet started their studies and alumni. Requests from current students with a working ERNA address will not be accepted. They can be contacted via the contact form on MyEUR.Opent extern)

      Erasmus School of Health & Policy Management

      Erasmus School of Philosophy

      RSM, Erasmus University

    More information on and regulations for sitting exams at EUR

    Check the website about digital testing of the exams to see what you can expect.

    Questions

    You can direct any questions about the entrance examinations you might have at: