Governance of Migration and Diversity

Apply for Master Governance of Migration and Diversity - Sociology

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

Status applicant

Deadline application

Non-EU / EEA applicants

15th of May 2020

EU / EEA applicants  

15th of June 2020


We advise you to apply as early as possible.

Step-by-step application procedure

First, you register at the University for the track of your choice in Studielink, either:

- the Public Administration track at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR);
- the Sociology track at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR);
- the History track at Leiden University;
- the Development Studies track at the Institute for Social Studies (ISS).

Studielink is the national database for the registration for a study programme in the Netherlands. It is the first step of the application procedure. Make sure you choose the right programme (including the language of instruction, or (if there are several degrees offered) the resulting degree).

Make sure you complete your registration (including the payment procedure) in time.

Secondly, 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.

Thirdly, in order to follow the joint courses offered by the different universities, you need to register as a guest student at the other universities.
Because ISS is part of the EUR, separate registration for ISS is unnecessary.
Keep in mind to finalize your guest enrollment before the start of the academic year.
To complete your registration at the guest universities you need to have completed and finalized your registration and payment at your primary university.

  • Students who enroll for the Sociology track at the EUR, need to register as a guest student at Leiden and possibly Delft.
    The GMD Sociology program allows students to choose between either the joint course at Delft or the joint course at ISS.
    If the student chooses to follow the joint course hosted by Delft, registration is necessary.
    If the student chooses to follow the joint course hosted by ISS, registration at Delft is redundant.
  • Students who enroll for the Public Administration track at the EUR, need to register as a guest student at Leiden.
    Registering as a guest student at Delft is not necessary for the GMD Public Administration students. The GMD PA program does not include the joint course at Delft.
  • Students who enroll for the History track at Leiden, need to register as a guest student at the EUR and Delft.
  • Students who enroll for the Development Studies track at ISS, need to register as a guest student at Leiden and Delft.

Required documents 

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 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.

  • 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, including the reverse side if it contains information;

    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). 

  • Proof of proficiency in the English language.

  • Your CV / resume must be written in English and should contain your basic personal data, as well as a clear overview of your educational and professional history to date.

  • Your letter of motivation / statement of purpose should be a personal statement explaining why you want to follow the programme, why you want to do so at Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and what makes you think you’ll be a good candidate. The letter must be written in English with a maximum of 2 A4 pages.

  • Please upload an extensive description of the social science methodology courses you passed, include; 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: https://eur.osiris-student.nl/#/nav/n4/onderwijscatalogus/extern/cursus?taal=EN&cursuscode=FSWPE-M040&collegejaar=huidig

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

  • Please upload an extensive description of the specialisation courses you passed, include; 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: https://eur.osiris-student.nl/#/nav/n4/onderwijscatalogus/extern/cursus?taal=EN&cursuscode=FSWP4030A&collegejaar=huidig


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

  • 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., reference letter etc.) Make sure you do not overdo with these as their amount might overshadow the essentials. 

Assessment

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. As the programme does not contain introductory courses to the main subject of the track, it is required that applicants have obtained a sufficient number of relevant courses during their previous studies. Besides that, the Admissions Board takes into account your resumé and motivation letter, to determine if this programme is the right fit for you.

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.

Registration guest student at Delft

To register as a guest student at Delft, follow the steps below:

  • Log in onto Studielink and request a new enrolment for a Master programme; choose the option "Gaststudent" of the programme Master Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences. Confirm your choice.
  • Enter September as your starting date.
  • Ignore the requirement of handing in a consent form. 
  • Ignore handing in a proof of tuition fee payment.
  • Ignore (reminder)mails about handing in your certificates /diplomas.
  • Once registered, upload a (passport) photo for your campus card.

Leiden, Erasmus and ISS will provide Delft with the additional information they need to complete your enrollment as a guest student. In order for the different universities to forward the additional information, it is important that your registration and payment at your primary university is finalized.

Theo van Drunen is the contact at Delft. If you have any questions or concerns about your registration guest student at Delft, you can contact Theo van Drunen via T.P.J.vanDrunen@tudelft.nl

Registration guest student at Leiden University

To register as a guest student at Leiden University, you do not need to undertake any action.

Erasmus and ISS will provide Leiden with the information they need to complete your enrollment as a guest student. In order for the different universities to forward the information, it is important that your registration and payment at your primary university is finalized.

During the first tutorial meeting in Leiden, you will be asked to sign the enrollment papers.

Dennis van Leeuwen /Esther Buizer is the contact at Leiden. If you have any questions or concerns about your registration guest student at Leiden, you can contact them via mahistory@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Registration guest student at EUR /ISS
(ISS is part of the EUR, therefore, separate registration for ISS is unnecessary).

To register as a guest student at EUR, follow the steps below:

  • Fill in and sign the registration form (preferably digitally). Fill in: name, date of birth, first year of registration, nationality, street name & number, zip code & town, phone number, email address, date and signature. The rest of the form is already filled out.
  • Return the form to Nathanja Boers (educational.office.dpas@essb.eur.nl) accompanied by a clear copy of your passport /ID card.
  • After your registration is processed you will be sent (by email) ERNA login details and a link to upload a passport photo for your student card. Be aware to check your clutter /spam box. After the required photo has been uploaded and processed, your registration is finalized and you will receive your student card.
    Be aware that student cards, of students with a foreign address in the system, will be sent to the MRA office (Marketing, Recruitment & Admission) where you can pick it up (Mandeville building, floor 15, room 10).

Leiden will provide the EUR with the additional information they need to complete your enrollment as a guest student. In order for Leiden to forward the additional information, it is important that your registration and payment at Leiden University is finalized.

Nathanja Boers is the contact at the EUR. If you have any questions or concerns about your registration guest student at EUR, you can contact Nathanja Boers via educational.office.dpas@essb.eur.nl

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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

FAQ's

    • 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 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 hardcopies, we are able to verify your previous education online.

        • 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.

            • No, work experience cannot be used to compensate for the missing admission requirements.