Admission procedure Dutch nationality AND Dutch diploma

This procedure must be followed only by Dutch applicants whose diploma was issued in the Netherlands.


Admission requirements

You hold a Tilburg University Bachelor's degree in Psychology?

Students holding a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a major in Psychology and Society (psychologie en maatschappij) from Tilburg University may apply for immediate admission to the Master's program.

You hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from another university?
This Master's program is of interest to students with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology from another university. Students should have the following prior knowledge:

  • Advanced knowledge in research methods and statistics
  • Basic knowledge of relevant subjects in the field of Social Psychology or Economic Psychology or Work or Organizational Psychology and experience with carrying out scientific research and knowledge of the 'empirical cycle' (i.e. collecting, analyzing and reporting data).

If you have not yet obtained your Bachelor's degree in Psychology, you can ask the Examination Board whether admission to the program would be possible once you have obtained your Bachelor's degree in Psychology in the current academic year.


Application deadlines

Your complete application package, including all required documents detailed above, must be received by the Examination Board before 1 August.

Lectures will start at the end of August.


Application procedure

Applicants who wish to be admitted to the Master's program in Social Psychology must take the following three steps:

Step 1: Writing to the Examination Board of the School

You must apply in writing to the Examination Board of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Please make sure you enclose all the required documents (including your name, address, e-mail and phone number) with your application package:

  • Certified copy of your Bachelor's diploma
  • Transcript of Records/list of grades
  • Description of the course contents and a list of literature used during the program
  • Photocopy of your valid passport or your identification card

In order to get an overview of the relevant parts of your previous education, we ask you to fill out a course list. On this course list, we ask you to point out the courses you will obtain or have already obtained matching the mentioned subjects.

  • Students who will obtain or have already obtained a Bachelor degree in Psychology, at a different University than Tilburg University, are asked to fill out the course list with the 6 differentiation courses.
  • Students who will obtain or have already obtained a Bachelor degree in a different field of study, at a different University than Tilburg University, are asked to fill out the big course list.

The course list, accompanied with an extensive description per course and an extensive description of the literature, needs to be handed in with the admission request.

It then assesses whether your degree qualifies you for admission to this Master's program on a case by case basis. This procedure takes a maximum of six weeks.

If you do not have your Bachelor's diploma at the time of application but you will obtain your diploma in the current academic year, you can ask the Examination Board if admission to the Master's program would be possible, based on your combination of subjects.

However, you will only receive the formal letter confirming your admission to the Master's program from the Examination Board after your Bachelor's diploma has been received by the Examination Board. You can only enroll at Tilburg University after you have received your letter of admission from the Examination Board.

The postal address of the Examination Board is:

  • Tilburg University
    Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Examination Board, S114
    PO Box 90153
    5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands

Step 2: Register at Studielink

Once your application for a Master's program has been approved you need to register at Studielink. It is also possible to register at Studielink pending the application procedure.

We advise you to register in studielink before August 1st in order to receive all the necessary information on time, such as the invitation for our Study Introduction Days which are compulsory.

Step 3: Complete your registration

Once your admission and registration at Studielink is completed you stil need to complete your registration.

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