Administration and Money Matters

Enrollment in a Bachelor’s program with numerus clausus

Numerus clauses (fixus) basically means that a selection procedure is in place. More general information about Dutch regulation on numerus clausus programs and its procedures can be found on Studyinholland.nl


In 2017-2018, Tilburg University will have two programs with numerus clausus: Economics and International Business Administration.

If you are enrolling for a numerus clausus Bachelor’s program for the first time, the procedure is as follows.

Step 1: Check the admission requirements

Consult the overview of Bachelor’s programs for the admission requirements for the numerus clausus program to see whether you meet them. For more information on admission (and admission requirements), please contact the Student Desk.

Step 2 Register in Studielink by January 15

If you meet the entry requirements, then you may register in Studielink. The Studielink site will take you through the registration process step-by-step. The following deadlines are strictly enforced by Studielink for programs with central or decentralized selection:

    • January 15, 2017 deadline: for Bachelor Economics and Bachelor International Business Administration

    Once this deadline has passed you will not be able to register via Studielink anymore. If you attempt to register in Studielink after January 15, you will only be able to send yourself a proof of this attempt via e-mail. This email serves as a proof of your attempt in case of exceptional circumstances (force majeure).

    Moreover, you will also have to apply at the university’s online application system MySAS, were you have to finish your application before February 15, 2017.

    If you submit all the required documentation in time, you will receive a notification in Studielink on April 15 indicating which place on the ranking list has been allocated to you. When your place on the ranking list is within the programs capacity, you will receive a separate notification in which a place is offered that has to be accepted within two weeks (after the send date of this notification). If you do not accept or deny this place within two weeks, your place will be assigned to another student automatically. More information can be found on Studyinholland.nl.

    You will be notified directly by Studielink on the selection and allocation result.


    Step 3: Registration in Studielink after receiving a place

    Once you have received notification from Studielink that you have been allocated a place, you must continue the enrollment procedure in Studielink. In other words, you need to ‘convert’ your allocated place into an actual enrollment. You must do this within 14 days of receiving the notification of your allocated place! Go to Studielink and log in to your account. If you fail to do so within the deadline, then you will lose your entitlement to a place in the program, and your place will be offered to another student automatically.

    If (in retrospect) you do not wish to enroll based on your allocation, you should reject the allocated place, or cancel your registration for this program if you accepted a place in an earlier stage, in Studielink

    Step 4: Completion of enrollment

    Once you have been allocated a place and have converted your allocation in Studielink (Step 3), the registration process is not yet finished: you are NOT YET enrolled at Tilburg University. See Completion of enrollment for information on what you need to do to complete your enrollment.