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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?

Congratulations on being admitted to Tilburg University, either conditionally or unconditionally! 

You may be wondering what the next steps are. To ensure a smooth (and stress-free) start of your studies, we have prepared a timeline to give you an overview of the things you need to arrange before the start of your studies. 

On the timeline you can find information about:  

  • Completing your enrollment  
  • Paying your tuition fees 
  • Tips on finding accommodation (if applicable) 
  • Books and schedule 
  • Introduction activities like TOP week and your (mandatory) Study Program Introduction

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