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Admission and application Economic Psychology - national procedure

This is the national application and admission procedure for the Economic Psychology track of the MSc in Social Psychology.

a) Check your eligibility

Students of Tilburg University

Students of Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB)

The following TSB Bachelor's make you eligible to the Master's program:

  • Bachelor Psychology with one of the minors Social Psychology, Economic Psychology or Work and Organizational Psychology or a combination of courses from these minors with a minimum of 18 ECTS.
  • Bachelor Psychology with the differentiation Psychology and Society (started in cohort 2015-2016 or earlier)
  • Another TSB Bachelor's program (Organization Studies, Human Resource Studies, Sociology, or Global Management of Social Issues). In order to be admitted you need to have completed:
    • the basic Psychology courses: Functieleer (Experimental Psychology), Hersenen en gedrag (Brain and behavior) , Ontwikkelingsleer (Developmental Psychology), Persoonlijkheidspsychologie (Psychology of Personality), Sociale Psychologie (Social Psychology) and Psychopathologie (Psychopathology)
    • the courses of one of the minors Social Psychology, Economic Psychology or Work and Organizational Psychology, or a combination of courses from these minors with a minimum of 18 ECTS.

Are you a student of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) who has successfully completed

  • an individual pre-Master's program granted by the Admissions Committee of TSB or
  • the so-called connecting (convenant) program of Toegepaste Psychologie at Fontys Eindhoven

Then you will be admitted to this Master's program without additional requirements. 

For admission to this Master's program, register in Studielink (see step 1 of the admission procedure below).

Do you have questions?
First check the Frequently Asked Questions section on this page. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact us for your personal queries.

Bachelor’s students of other Schools of Tilburg University

In order to be admitted you need to have sufficient knowledge

  • of the basic Psychology subjects: Functieleer (Experimental Psychology), Hersenen en gedrag (Brain and behavior) , Ontwikkelingsleer (Developmental Psychology), Persoonlijkheidspsychologie (Psychology of Personality), Sociale Psychologie (Social Psychology) and Psychopathologie (Psychopathology)
  • of specific courses in the field of Social Psychology or Economic Psychology
  • in research methods and statistics

The criteria used for admission can be found in this course list.

To apply you must register in Studielink. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Should you fail to meet all the prerequisites for admission to the Master's program, you may be able to make up this so-called deficit by taking an individual pre-Master's program.

Do you want to know if you are admissible?
The only way to find out whether you are eligible for the Master's program, is to apply for admission by registering in Studielink. See the admission procedure below.

Do you have questions?
First check the Frequently Asked Questions section on this page. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact us for your personal queries.

Students of other Dutch universities

Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

The Psychology Bachelor’s programs of all Dutch universities offer sufficient basic knowledge in their programs. However, you also need to have sufficient knowledge of a number of specific subjects in the field of Social Psychology or Economic Psychology.

The criteria used for admission can be found in this course list.

Students with a Bachelor’s in a social science subject

In order to be admitted you need to have sufficient knowledge

  • of the basic Psychology subjects: Functieleer (Experimental Psychology), Hersenen en gedrag (Brain and behavior) , Ontwikkelingsleer (Developmental Psychology), Persoonlijkheidspsychologie (Psychology of Personality), Sociale Psychologie (Social Psychology) and Psychopathologie (Psychopathology)
  • of specific courses in the field of Social Psychology or Economic Psychology
  • in research methods and statistics

The criteria used for admission can be found in this course list.

To apply you must register in Studielink. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Should you fail to meet all the prerequisites for admission to the Master's program, you may be able to make up this so-called deficit by taking an individual pre-Master's program.

Do you want to know if you are admissible?
The only way to find out whether you are eligible for the Master's program, is to apply for admission by registering in Studielink. See the admission procedure below.

Do you have questions?
First check the Frequently Asked Questions section on this page. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact us for your personal queries.

Students of a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo)

Students with a Bachelor's degree from a University of Applied Sciences (hbo) in the Netherlands are not eligible to apply for admission to the Master's program in Economic Psychology.

Unfortunately you can not follow a pre-Master's program to acquire admission to the Master's program.

The only exception applies to students who follow the so-called connecting (convenant) program during their studies at Fontys Toegepaste Psychologie (Eindhoven).

b) Consider the deadline

This Master's program starts at the end of August. You must register in Studielink before August 1. Register as soon as possible via Studielink, but no later than August 1. 

  • Registering in Studielink does not mean you’re enrolled in the Master's program. So even if you are still doubting, it is advisable to already register in Studielink. Then you will know in time where you stand regarding your eligibility.
  • If you have not yet completed your Bachelor's degree, you can already register in Studielink.

c) Follow the procedure for national applicants

Step 1: Register in Studielink

After you have registered in Studielink, the program's Admissions Committee will assess whether your previous education is a sufficient fit with this program to be admitted. Studielink opens on October 1.

  • The name of this Master's program in Studielink:
    M Social Psychology (CROHO-code: 60077)
    Economic Psychology is an element of CROHO-code 60077 Master Social Psychology.

Register in Studielink

Enter an e-mail address in Studielink that you use regularly. Tilburg University will use this e-mail address to send you important information on your application and admission.

Step 2: Admissions Committee's decision

The Admissions Committee assesses whether your degree qualifies you for admission to this Master's program on a case-by-case basis.

You will receive the decision of the Admissions Committee by e-mail. In general, we aim to assess your application within six weeks.

There are three possibilities:

  • (Conditionally) accepted to the Master's program
    If you are conditionally accepted, this means that you are admitted to our Master's program (on the condition that we request additional information).

  • (Conditionally) accepted to the pre-Master's program
    It is possible that you do not completely fulfill the requirements. If this is the case, we may offer you an individual pre-Master's program to prepare you for the Master's program, provided that you send the originals or certified copies of your documents.

  • Rejected
    If you do not fulfill the admission requirements, your application will be rejected. We will e-mail you personally the reasons for the rejection.

Step 3: Admitted, what's next?

Congratulations!

Whether conditionally or unconditionally admitted, we welcome you warmly to Tilburg University and wish you good luck with the start of your studies.

Let's walk you through the next steps:

  • Complete your enrollment and pay your tuition fees
    Please check your enrollment status and any to-do items that may still be pending in OSIRIS Student. You can use your login details for Tilburg University’s computer network to access OSIRIS Student.
  • Arrange practical matters
    Before you can start your studies, there are a number of practical matters to take care of, such as registering for courses, and if necessary, arranging housing.
  • Participate in orientation activities
    • As an incoming student you can participate in the TOP Week: a social, practical and creative introduction week for all new students who are enrolled in one of the higher education institutions in Tilburg. The TOP Week takes place the week before the start of the academic year.
    • Besides the TOP Week, there is also an official program introduction organized by your study program. During the Program Introduction, you will receive all the information you need to get off to a good start with your new study. You will meet the education coordinator, the program director and your fellow students. Participation is mandatory.

Read more on how to become a Tilburg University student

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can I best fill in the course list and can I get help with it?

At first sight it may seem difficult to fill in the course list, however it is something you really need to do yourself. Read the points of attention and tips on the course list carefully. It is not possible to get help from us in filling in the course list. Only by submitting an application for admission to the Master's program will you be able to obtain a definite answer about your admissibility on the basis of your previous education.  

How can I qualify for an individual pre-Master's program?

For students who not completely fulfill the requirements for the Master’s program, there may be the option to get a so-called individual pre-Master's program. However, this is only possible when there are not too many deficiencies in your previous education and the program to be followed does not exceed 60 ECTS.  

To get an indication of your potential deficiencies, you can fill in the course list, which you find under Check your admissibility. In case - on the basis of your completed course list - you think you might be eligible for an individual pre-Master's program (so the gap of subjects to be followed is not greater than 60 ECTS), follow the steps of the application procedure by registering via Studielink. 

This will set the admission procedure in motion. Based on the information you provide (including a completed course list), your request will be assessed to decide whether you can actually qualify for an individual pre-Master's program. 

Note: For students with a Bachelor's degree of a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo) there is no option to apply for an individual pre-Master's program. 

What can I expect after I have registered in Studielink?

With your registration in Studielink you have started the admission procedure.  

  • For Tilburg University bachelor's degree students who are directly eligible (see: Check your eligibility), it is sufficient to register via Studielink. You will not receive an e-mail or confirmation from the Admission Committee. If you meet all admission requirements, your admission to the master's program will be processed automatically after completion of your Bachelor's program. 
  • For all other students, the Admissions Board will assess the application on an individual basis. This means that in most cases you will have to provide additional information regarding your previous education (e.g., a completed list of subjects). You will receive an e-mail from the Admissions Board indicating which documents you have to submit, how and when you have to do so.  

Note: Do you want to apply with a diploma from a non-Dutch educational institution, including those in Belgium and the Dutch Caribbean? Follow the international procedure of Economic Psychology or Work and Organizational Psychology

If I apply for admission, do I still have time to think about whether I will actually start with this master's program?

When you submit your request for admission (via registration in Studielink), you are not yet definitively committed to anything. Based on your request, you will eventually receive a decision from the Admissions Committee. If you are admitted, it is up to you to decide whether you will definitely start the Master's program. 

Only when you - after getting the decision on your eligibility - complete your enrolment in the master’s program, it will become definite. You still have until the summer (July/early August) to decide whether you will actually start with the Master's program at Tilburg University. 

Do you have any questions?

Please feel free to contact us for your personal queries. You can contact us on every page of the Master's website.