Our international bachelor's programmes: International Bachelor in Psychology & Management of International Social Challenges
You will receive more information regarding the start of the academic year, preparations, introduction and timetables in your personal welcome message (which you will receive in August) after you are fully enrolled. Nevertheless, on this page you will already be able to find some helpful information regarding important dates, what other steps you need to take to complete your enrolment and more practical information.
- Please find the Academic calendar here
- Pre-Academic Programme: July 12 - August 14
- Eureka Week: 16 - 19 August 2021
- Announcement of tutorial groups: Once your registration is complete, you will be assigned to your group for block 1. You will be informed automatically.
- The official start of the academic year: August 30, 2021
- Introduction or opening lecture: September 3, 2021
- Start education: 6 September 2021
It is likely there will be a few months between your conditional and unconditional offer, especially when you are still in the process of obtaining your diploma at the moment of applying. Please do not worry; you will be unconditionally admitted once you obtained your diploma and we received your certified copies.
If you are applying with a Dutch educational background (HBO propedeuse or VWO) it is not necessary to send us your documents; we can verify them digitally via DUO. If you are applying with an international diploma, please send us your certified copies as soon as possible but before August 1st. You can find more information about sending certified copies (and which documents we need) here.
Are you (un)conditionally admitted to the programme of your choice? Congratulations! The first steps towards the start of your studies have been completed. In order to start your studies in September, your enrolment needs to be finalised. You will receive more information on which steps to take later in the process. For example, think of uploading a photo, sending us your certified copies, the payment of tuition fees and arranging your student visa.
For MISOC you must accept the Offer Reply Form before May 31st. For Psychology it is important to accept your offer (if applicable) within two weeks after receiving it, otherwise it will expire automatically. It is very important to check the progress of your request for registration in Studielink regularly. As long as your status in Studielink hasn’t changed to ‘registered’, you are not fully enrolled.
Make sure to complete your enrolment before September 1st. Of course, we will inform you in time about which steps to take.
Having a nationality from a country that is not part of the EU/EEA means that immigration arrangements will have to be made. Depending on your nationality, current permit and the duration of your stay, you may have to obtain an entry visa (Machtiging tot Voorlopig Verblijf MVV) and/or a residence permit (Vergunning tot Verblijf Regulier VVR).
You do not have to worry about the immigration procedure, as the Immigration Office will determine, based on your nationality, which procedure applies to you. You can find more information here.
The curriculum is designed in such a way that students spend forty hours a week on studying. Courses are taught at least two days a week and the other three days are supposed to be used for self-study. The timetable changes every block (= every 5 weeks). The timetables will become available late August. You will also be signed up for practicum groups. As soon as the groups and timetables are available, you will be notified.
The payment of tuition fees is one of the conditions you must fulfill to complete your registration for a study programme. The payment must be received before August 31st.
If you don’t pay in time, you are not registered. In that case, your access to the educational systems will be blocked, you cannot borrow books from the library and study results cannot be registered.
You can find more information on what amount of tuition fee applies to you here. In case you have any additional questions about the (payment of) tuition fees, please contact the Erasmus Student Service Centre.
In May we will create WhatsApp-groups for future first-year students of your programme. You will receive a message via Osiris (depending on when your application was submitted) with a link, which you can use to add yourself to the group. This way you can already get to know your fellow students and you can help each other with any questions you might have.
Please note: there is a maximum number of members for each group, so please add yourself in time!
The faculty orientation activities (mandatory) start on the first day (Monday) of the academic year and include several activities in the first month. Besides the mandatory orientation activities organised by the faculty, the central level of the university also offers several orientation programmes for all new (international) students which are not obligatory. Please make sure to be in the Netherlands in time in order to be able to participate in activities that are considered to be useful.
We stay on top of the developments and all measures regarding the coronavirus, that have been communicated by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Learn more about the consequences of these measures for students and employees of our university here.