Infection and Immunity
Students Infection & Immunity Erasmus MC

Admission requirements

To be considered for our Infection & Immunity research master program you must meet the following requirements:

  • An academic bachelor’s degree (with a minimum of 180 ECs) in Medicine, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, (bio)chemistry, or related studies
  • If you hold an applied bachelor’s degree (HLO) from laboratory colleges or equivalent

English proficiency

To participate in the educational programmes and tests, sufficient command of the English language is required. This requirement is deemed to have been met if you have a pre‐university education [VWO] diploma and English was one of the courses included in the assessment obtaining that diploma.

International applicants from countries where English is not the official language must submit one of the following:

  • A diploma from an English language secondary school at pre‐university level within or without the Netherlands or a Bachelor’s degree from a University of Applied Science where the subject of English was part of the tests to obtain that diploma;
  • Certificate of a computer‐based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 232 or higher with partial scores of minimally 23; 
  • Certificate of an internet‐based TOEFL with a score of 90 or higher with partial scores of minimally 22; 
  • Certificate of a paper‐based TOEFL with a score of 575 or higher with partial scores of minimally 57;
  • Certificate of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.5 or higher with partial scores of minimally 6.0;
  • Certificate of a Cambridge proficiency test with level C1 or higher. 


Demonstrate your specific interest in experimental and applied infection & immunity research by describing your academic interest and stating your reasons to apply for our program in a letter of intent/motivation letter.

Selection of applicants

The Infection and Immunity programme is a numerus fixus programme, meaning only a selection of applicants can be admitted to the programme. A selection committee will rank all applicants based on their performance in their bachelor’s program, their curriculum vitae and motivation. There will be a parallel ranking for non-EU students.

The most eligible applicants will be invited for an interview. This interview will be added to your overall competence chart and will be part of the final decision for admission to our research master program. The top 20 applicants of the selection committee will be admitted to our research master program. The other applicants will be on a ranked waiting list. Invited applicants have to make a commitment decision before June 1. Open/newly available positions will be filled by the applicants on the waiting list in order of ranking.

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