Students Tilburg University

Registration Master's program with a Dutch prior education

The information on this webpage applies to students who wish to apply for a Tilburg University Master's program on the basis of a diploma from a Dutch educational institution.

Please make sure you follow the correct procedure

  • Follow the steps below if you are applying with a diploma from a Dutch educational institution and:
    • are applying for a Tilburg University Master's program for the first time.
    • are rejoining the same Master's program after a break.
    • want to take a new Master's program in addition to your current program.
  • If you want to apply on the basis of a diploma from a non-Dutch educational institution (including insitutions in Belgium or the Dutch Antilles), you must follow the international application procedure.
  • If you want to continue your current Master's program in the upcoming academic year, you must follow the procedure for re-enrollment.

Follow the procedure for national applicants

Step 1: Register in Studielink

All students in the Netherlands must register for the study of their choice in Studielink

  • Please check your eligibility for the Master's program(s) first, and register in Studielink for the correct program and the correct start date. There are a number of Master's programs where you can also start in February.
  • Add your personal details(including your full name) as stated in your passport.
  • Enter an e-mail address that you use regularly. Tilburg University will send you important information via this e-mail address, so please check it regularly.

Register in Studielink

Step 2: Submit an application for admission

In addition to your registration in Studielink, you may also need to submit a request for admission to the Admissions Committee of the School in question.

More information about the admission requirements and how to submit an application for admission can be found at the relevant Master's program(s).

The Admissions Committee will determine whether you will be admitted on the basis of your completed prior education.

Please note. If you are currently enrolled in a program at Tilburg University, you do not have to submit a separate application for admission for most programs.

Step 3: Admissions Committee’s decision

The Admissions Committee of the School will process your application for admission and will let you know whether or not you will be admitted.


After you have received a message that you have been admitted (possibly conditional), you are NOT yet enrolled at the university. Please continue with Step 4.

  • Being conditionally admitted means that you still have to meet certain conditions before your admission becomes final. For example, because you still have to hand in a diploma.


Unfortunately, you will not be able to start with the program. If the Admissions Committee has rejected your request, please do not forget to cancel your registration for that program in Studielink.

Step 4: Admitted, what's next?

Complete your enrollment at Tilburg University

After your conditional admission, you must complete your enrollment

  • You can check your enrollment status and/or see any 'To do' items that are still pending in OSIRIS Student. You can use your login details for Tilburg University’s computer network to access OSIRIS Student.

Arrange the practical matters

Before you can start your studies, you will need to arrange a number of important practical matters, such as the purchase of books and, if necessary, study financing and accommodation.

To help you get started, we have a Quick guide for new students.

Take part in the introductory activities

General introduction: TOP Week

As a prospective student in Tilburg you can participate in TOP Week: an introduction week for all new national and international students who are going to study at one of the higher education institutions in Tilburg. 

TOP Week takes place every year in the week before the start of the new academic year.

The purpose of TOP Week is to get acquainted with the city, study, associations and fellow students, both from your own and other study programs. You get a lot of useful information, learn a lot from the experiences of older students and it is especially fun! Here you will make friends for the rest of your life.