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Application and admission Positive Psychology and Well-being: national procedure

This is the national application and admission procedure for the Positive Psychology and Well-being track of the MSc Psychology and Mental Health (Psychologie en Geestelijke Gezondheid).

a) Check your eligibility

Students of Tilburg University

Bachelor’s students of Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB)

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

  • Bachelor's program in Psychology with one of the majors in Clinical Psychology,  Lifespan and Developmental Psychology, Medical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, or Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Bachelor's program in Psychology with the differentiation Psychology and Health (Psychologie en Gezondheid - students started in cohort 2015-16 or earlier)
  • Another TSB Bachelor's program (Organization Studies, Human Resource Studies, Sociology, or Global Management of Social Issue)
    In order to be admitted you need to have completed:
    • Six basic psychological courses: Functieleer (Experimental Psychology), Hersenen en gedrag (Brain and behavior) , Ontwikkelingsleer (Developmental Psychology), Persoonlijkheidspsychologie (Psychology of Personality), Sociale Psychologie (Social Psychology) and Psychopathologie (Psychopathology)
    • Four courses of one of the majors in Clinical Psychology, Lifespan and Developmental Psychology, Medical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, or Cognitive Neuropsychology; or one of the Dutch-language equivalents.

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 Examination Board 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?

Bachelor's students of other Schools of Tilburg University

In order to be admitted you need to have sufficient knowledge:

  • Six basic psychological courses: Experimental Psychology (Functieleer), Brain and behavior (Hersenen en gedrag), (Developmental Psychology (Ontwikkelingsleer), Psychology of personality (Persoonlijkheidspsychologie), Social Psychology (Sociale Psychologiey) and Psychopathology (Psychopathologie)
  • Psychological Assessment (Psychodiagnostiek)
  • Three specific (major) psychology courses
  • Courses in research methods and statistics

The criteria used for admission can be found in the 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 deficiency by taking an individual pre-Master's program. Whether this option is open to you, depends on the amount of identified deficiencies.

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 register in Studielink and apply for admission. See the admission procedure below.

Do you have questions about the procedure?

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 (major) psychology courses.
  • The criteria used for admission can be found in the course list.

Students with another Bachelor’s degree

In order to be admitted you need to have sufficient knowledge:

  • Six basic psychological courses: Experimental Psychology (Functieleer), Brain and behavior (Hersenen en gedrag), (Developmental Psychology (Ontwikkelingsleer), Psychology of personality (Persoonlijkheidspsychologie), Social Psychology (Sociale Psychologiey) and Psychopathology (Psychopathologie)
  • Psychological Assessment (Psychodiagnostiek)
  • Three specific (major) psychology courses
  • Courses in research methods and statistics

The criteria used by the Admissions Committee for admission can be found in the 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 deficiency by taking an individual pre-Master's program. Whether this option is open to you, depends on the amount of identified deficiencies.

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 register in Studielink and apply for admission. See the admission procedure below.

Do you have questions about the procedure?

Students of a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo)

Students with a Bachelor's degree of a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo) are not eligible for admission to the Master’s track Positive Psychology and Well-being. For admission, an academic Bachelor's degree (preferably Psychology) is required.

Unfortunately, there is no option to 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 track in Studielink:
    M Psychologie en Geestelijke Gezondheid: PP&W (CROHO-code: 60076).
  • Positive Psychology and Well-being is an element of CROHO-code 60076 Master Psychologie en Geestelijke Gezondheid.

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 out the course list and can I get help with it?

At first sight it may seem difficult to fill out 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 out 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 do 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 pre-Master’s program does not exceed 60 ECTS.

To get an indication of your potential deficiencies, you can fill out the course list, which you can find at the top of this page under Check your eligibility.

  • 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 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 the Check your eligibility section at the top of this page), 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 that if you want to apply with a diploma from a non-Dutch educational institution, including those in Belgium and the Dutch Caribbean, you need to follow the international procedure.

If I apply for admission, do I still have time to think about whether I will actually do 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.
Will I be able to qualify for the BAPD and Verklaring Vooropleiding needed for the LOGO statement?

The Master’s program Positive Psychology and Well-being does not provide the qualification required for the Dutch post-Master program to become a GZ psychologist or psychotherapist. For more information, check the page Bewijsstukken voor aanvragen LOGO verklaring.

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.