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Application procedure

Applying to Tilburg University is free and easy. You can apply via our online application system, and in most cases you will not need to send us any official documents until you know whether you are accepted for the program of your choice. There are two different types of admissions procedures, which each have their own deadlines.

  • Numerus Fixus admissions procedure

    Two of our programs, International Business Administration and Economics, are Numerus Fixus programs. You can apply for a Numerus Fixus program between October 1 and the deadline of January 15.
    The application deadline is January 15 for registration in Studielink, and February 15 for completing your application package in MySAS. These deadlines are strict and non-negotiable, so always observe these deadlines closely! For these programs, we do not have a rolling admissions policy, but instead all students hear the outcome of the admissions process on the same day: April 15.

  • Rolling admissions procedure

    Most of our programs have a rolling admissions policy. This means that you can submit your application any time between October 1 and the deadline of May 1. We will assess your application as it comes in, and give you an answer within a few weeks.
    The application deadline is both for Studielink and the application package. For some programs, applications will be considered after the May 1 deadline, but it depends on availability of places and work load of the admissions office at that time.

Regardless of the type of program you are applying for, applying is straightforward and there are no additional costs involved. We encourage anyone who is interested in one of our programs to submit an application. This is the best way to figure out whether you are eligible for a program.

Application process

In general, the application procedure for a Bachelor's program at Tilburg University consists of the following steps.

Step 1: Find the right program

Explore our programs and determine which one is right for you.

Step 2: Create your application package

Read the admission requirements for the specific program of your choice once more and create your application package. Please note that while the procedures are similar, there are differences in the documents you need to submit as part of your application for each program. If you decide to apply for multiple programs, you will need to submit a new motivation letter for each one.

Step 3: Register in Studielink

Register in Studielink, the Dutch national database for admission to higher education. All students wishing to study in the Netherlands must register here.

Step 4: Create an account and apply via MySAS

Create an account in our online application system MySAS. After you have created your account, MySAS will send you a confirmation email containing a link to activate your account.

Once you have activated your account, you can return to  MySAS and start your application. Follow the steps as directed by the application module, supply the relevant personal information, and upload all required documents.

Step 5: Processing your application

The admissions officer will process your MySAS application. Please keep an eye on your mailbox for any of our messages and add your admissions officer’s email address to your safe sender list. If we have questions or need additional information, or if your application has any missing items that should be uploaded, we will contact you via email. For some programs, an interview is part of the admissions process. If this is the case and if you are considered a suitable applicant, you will receive an invitation for the interview. This interview can take place in person or via Skype.

Step 6: Response to your application

The admissions officer will send you the outcome of your application via email. For our programs with a rolling admissions procedure, this will be within a few weeks after your application. For Numerus Fixus programs this will be on April 15.

If you have been rejected, it is possible to ask us what you need to do in order to qualify for next year’s intake. If you have been accepted: congratulations! You can now focus on the steps that follow, such as a visa application and arranging housing.


Procedure per program

If you are interested in applying, you will need to visit the admission and application pages for the study program of your choice, and follow the procedure specified there. These pages contain all necessary information about admission requirements as well as the application procedures and deadlines:

All Bachelor's programs

Financial matters

Admission and application