International Bachelor Psychology

Apply for Bachelor programme International Bachelor in Psychology

Prior to starting the application procedure, please check if you are eligible for admission. If you are ready to apply, please follow the application procedure. Please note that the deadline for application is April 1. However, we advise you to apply as early as possible. 

Application procedure

Step-by-step application

  1. Register for the programme of your choice in Studielink
    Studielink is the national database for registering for a study programme in the Netherlands counting as the first step of the application procedure.

    Please note that if you have obtained or will obtain an IB diploma in The Netherlands you should register as NON-DUTCH prior education. 
  2. After registering in Studielink, you must fill out an online application form through EUR Admissions Portal. In this form you can upload all the required documents!
  • After registration you will receive an e-mail with the subject “Follow up to your Studielink application”. This e-mail contains a link to the EUR Admissions Portal.
  • In order to start working on your application you will need login information for Admissions Portal, aka ERNA details. This email is sent to you right after registering in Studielink: keep this message for later use in application process and as a student and verify your account, as requested. If you have not received this email (with ERNA details) please explain this in email to and request that it should be sent to you once again.
  • You can start working on the application, save it, and return to it later.  

Please mind that you will receive a number of automated messages during application. They often get spammed, so be sure to check your spam/ junk mailbox folders.

Required documents

Should you already wish to prepare for your application, you may gather your documents so as to upload them when you are ready. The step-by-step application guidelines would only appear on this page while the application is live. The following documents (in pdf) will be requested from you during the application process.
A scan (photocopy) of the personal data page of your passport/ ID card and (if applicable) residence permit (both sides). The document(s) must be valid*.

  1. A scan (photocopy) of your high school / secondary education diploma(s).**
    Please note that if the original documents are in a language other than English, Dutch, French or German you need to provide both the copies of originals as well as official (certified) translations. Self-made translations will not be accepted.
  2. At least one recent official (signed and stamped) transcript/grade list;
    Please note that if the original documents are in a language other than English, Dutch, French or German you need to provide both the copies of originals as well as official (certified) translations. Self-made translations will not be accepted.
  3. Proof of proficiency in the English language;
  4. Your CV/ resume;
  5. Your Motivation Letter (max. 1 A4);
  6. Apart from the above documents that are mandatory in the course of application you may upload additional documents that you think might contribute to your profile. Make sure you do not overdo with these as their amount might overshadow the essentials.

* If you upload a scan of your ID card please note that the information in this card should contain your first name, surname, date of birth, country of birth and nationality, as well as be internationally recognized form of identification. If this is not the case, a scan of your passport is required. Both sides of your ID card needs to be uploaded.

**If you have not yet completed your high school education, please include a statement of your high school counselor by using the template. If you have already started or finished a bachelor's degree at a research university, please submit your transcript and diploma as well.

What happens after application?

After you have submitted your application, the process of assessing your application starts. This process consists of several steps, and you might want to know what to prepare for.

After you have submitted the application form, our Admissions Office will check if your application is complete and if you are eligible based on your educational background. Within three weeks (not counting weekends and assuming that there are no holidays in between), you will hear from us. This can be a message saying that your application is complete and that it will be forwarded to the Admissions Board for evaluation. If your application is incomplete, we will contact you to request additional documents. 


Once your application is complete, your application will be forwarded to the Admissions Board. The Admissions Board will assess your application against the pool of applicants. Based on your complete file (your average grade, English proficiency, motivation letter, extracurricular/international experience etc.) the Admissions Board will determine if you are a good match for our programme. We have a rolling admissions policy. Which means that you will be receive an e-mail as soon as the outcome of the assessment is known. Please note that it might take up to 6 to 8 weeks starting from the moment that your application is deemed complete. The outcome can be that you are selected for our programme; denied for the programme; or placed on the waiting list.


Due to the many factors involved in the admissions decision-making process, the Admission Board does not elaborate on their motivation for the outcome of the decision. We kindly ask you to respect this. Thank you for your consideration!

Original copies of documents

If you are selected to be admitted to the programme, you will be asked to send the originals of certified copies of your documents per post. Please calculate the time necessary for obtaining such documents and, if applicable, their translations. This might take a while. Read more about sending original copies of your documents on the webpages of admitted students.

Change of contacts

If your personal or contact details (email address, home address etc.) should change please make sure to adjust them in Studielink.

Finalise your admission and enrolment

After we have assessed your application and decided to select you for the programme, the process of completing your admission and enrolment starts. Besides sending the original copies of your documents there are several other matters to consider during this process. For more information about finalising your admission and enrolment visit the pages for admitted students

    • The application for the academic year starting in September opens as of October of the previous calendar year.

    • The academic year runs from September 1 until August 31. Applications should reach us by April 1 of the calendar year in which you wish to start your studies on September 1, but we advise you to apply as early as possible. 

    • If you have not completed your high school diploma yet but expect it to happen until mid-August, please upload a most recent copy of your academic record(s) (grade list) to the application and provide a statement of your school with the date you expect to fulfil all requirements necessary for graduation. The statement by your school should include the name of your diploma in the original language and be written in English, German, Dutch or be accompanied by a certified translation in one of these languages.

      Until we have your documents you might receive a conditional offer, which might become unconditional if we receive the missing documents (diploma and final transcript of academic record(s)) before the beginning of the academic year. 

      • A certified copy is a copy of a filed document, legal or other, which contains a seal and a signature that establish that the document is genuine, a true copy. A document may be certified by an official authorized person (a university, a notary, a sworn translator etc.). Applicants with Dutch prior education do not have to send us certified hardcopies, we are able to verify your previous education online.

      • No, it is not mandatory. If you choose to upload it under “Additional document”, the letter should be from one of your teachers and provide the Admissions Board with a good indication of why you are a good match for the programme.

        • An official translation is normally done by a registered sworn translator normally associated with a notary. Alternatively, an institution issuing the respective document may be rightful to issue official translations. Please note that you must send a copy of the documents in the original language along with the translation. 

        • Please read more on the procedure after application on the application page.

          • An interview is not a part of our standard admissions process. 

            • Please know that we receive more applications than we have places available. Therefore, all applications are subject to our selection process and every application is assessed against the pool of applicants. Based on the documents in your application, the Admission Board decides if you are a good match for our programme. Admission is therefore not guaranteed, after the Admission Board has assessed your application, you can be accepted, denied or placed on the waiting list.