Psychology of the Digital Media (online master)

We open for applications as of October 2023 and the application deadlines are as follows: 

Status applicant

Deadline application

Non-EU / EEA applicants

3 April 2024

EU / EEA applicants  

3 April 2024

Please keep in mind that we can only process and review applications that are deemed complete before or on the deadline. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to ensure that your application is complete before the deadline. Next, make sure to have a thorough look at the list of required documents and information you need to submit.

Capacity limitation

The master's in psychology accommodates a maximum number of students each year. This implies that if the available spots for this programme are exceeded, a selection procedure will take place. However, the chance that the available places for this programme will be exceeded is considerably small. In case a selection procedure needs to take place due to the exceeding applications, all applicants will be informed about this after the application deadline.   

Please find all information about the application- and selection procedure below. 

How to Apply?

Step-by-step application procedure

After your registration in Studielink: fill out an online application form through EUR Admissions Portal. In the Admissions Portal, you will have to choose the track/specialisation and upload the required documents (see below).

  • After registration in Studielink, 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.
  • You need to login to the Admissions Portal with your login details (the ERNA details). These details are sent to you by e-mail after registering in Studielink.

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.

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. This is not mandatory if you hold a Dutch passport or are/have been a student of a Dutch university.

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

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. 

  • If you have not yet obtained your bachelor’s/ undergraduate/ pre-master degree, please include an official copy of your academic record(-s) at the moment of application. In case your official transcript does not contain enrolment data (date of enrolment, name of the programme/ degree you are studying for, number of credits obtained/ to be obtained), a statement from your university with the missing information and a date you expect to fulfil all requirements necessary for graduation (most of the time it is a letter from your programme administration) must be provided. 
  • The current students of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam may upload their student copy of grade list (studievoortgangsoverzicht).

A scan (photocopy) of an official academic transcript(-s) of records (signed and stamped by your university), including the reverse side if it contains information. The transcript needs to include the following information:

  1. All your grades from the beginning of the program up until now. It is desirable that the courses yet to be passed are also listed.
  2. The specialisation or major you’re following or have followed (if applicable). If your specialisation is not mentioned on your transcript while you’re following or have followed a specialisation/major, you can upload an additional official statement of your university confirming the said specialisation.  
  3. The average grade of your bachelor year 1 and 2 combined.

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. 

The current students of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam may upload an unofficial copy of their transcript instead including the above mentioned information.

Proof of proficiency in the English language.

Please make sure you meet the English language requirement for this programme as stated on the admission page.

A screen shot of the results page of an online statistics test;

You will be asked a series of questions regarding your statistics knowledge, as well as have the opportunity of completing a test.

Not applicable to the current students or graduates of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Download, fill out and upload the attached checklist (Methods and Techniques and SPSS); see below.

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 (e.g., resumé, motivation letter, reference letter etc.) Make sure you do not overdo with these as their amount might overshadow the essentials.

Please upload an extensive description of the specialisation courses you passed, in addition to a description on the completed courses in methodology and statistics in PDF format, including; the number of credits, aim of the course, content of the course, type of exam, bibliography of the required course material (textbooks), etc. For example: The template for this description can be found in the application portal.

Not applicable to the current students or graduates of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Selection procedure

The following selection procedure will take place if the available spots for this programme are exceeded.

The selection is based on the following components:

  • The average grade of Bachelor year 1 and 2 (weight 60%)
  • Selection assessment consisting of questions related to statistics (weight 30%) and your motivation (weight 10%)

All applicants who meet the admission requirements will receive an invitation to participate in the selection assessment in May.  

The selection assessment will take place on Thursday, May 23 (2024), from 09:30 – 12:30 CET. Depending on your residency, the selection assessment will take place online or on campus. For applicants residing in the Netherlands, the selection test will take place on the campus in Rotterdam. If you don’t live in the Netherlands, the assessment will take place online (proctored). More information will follow in May along with the invitation.

Capacity is distributed to all eligible applicants based on ranking order. Candidates will be given a ranking number based on the aforementioned selection criteria.

On June 1 you will be informed about your ranking number by e-mail. More information about this procedure will follow soon.

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.

Within a week’s time after you have submitted the application form (assuming that there are no holidays in between), we will let you know if your application is complete. We will contact you, should we be in need of additional information.

Once your application is complete, you will not be contacted until your application is assessed to determine your eligibility for the programme. The Admissions Board carefully reviews each individual file for admission. You will be contacted as soon as the outcome of the assessment is known. Please note that it might take up to two months starting with the moment that your application is deemed complete.

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!

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

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.


Please consult this page to learn more about immigration procedures and rules.

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

    If you have not completed your Bachelor's degree yet but expect to do so before 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. 

    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.

    You may submit the proof of English proficiency later, but until then your application will be viewed as "incomplete" and will not be assessed. Please mind that it can take up to a month to receive the results of most English language exams. We therefore strongly advise to schedule the exam well in advance of the application deadlines. You can submit the missing proof of language proficiency no later than the application deadline.

    No, it is not mandatory. You may add the letter as an additional evidence if you believe it might contribute to your profile.  

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

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