Master in Sociology

Thank you for the interest you are taking in our programme!  

The application deadline for the coming academic year has passed. As of October on these pages you will find updated information on the application procedure.

We would be happy to inform you as soon as the application form becomes available. Please enter your e-mail below so that we could send you a notification. 

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Choose programme of interest * Governance of Migration and Diversity
Management & Organisation
Politics & Society
Urban Studies

Please keep in mind that the deadline for application is May 15 (for non-EU/EEA students) and July 1 (for EU/EEA students). However, we advise you to apply as early as possible. 

Non-EU/EEA students intending to apply for one of the scholarships offered by the faculty should also mind the application deadline for tuition waiver or Holland Scholarship.

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.

  1. 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).
  2. A scan (photocopy) of your university diploma(-s) ** 
  3.  A scan (photocopy) of an official academic transcript(-s) of records. (The current students of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam may upload an unofficial copy of their transcript instead.) 
  4. Proof of proficiency in the English language;
  5. Your CV / resume
  6. Descriptions of the courses taken in the field of your preferred specialisation/ track (not applicable to the applicants of track “governance of Migration and Diversity”)***
  7. Descriptions of the courses taken in social science methodology (not applicable to the applicants of track “governance of Migration and Diversity”)***;
  8. 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., motivation letter, reference letter etc.) 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 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).

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

Important information  

On this page you will find important information regarding the details of the application process, such as the notion of 'given name', ways of reporting nationality and the quality of uploads.

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.