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How to apply to Master programmes

Are you eligible?

Master of Science in Health Sciences | 70 ECTS

You should fit each of the following criteria:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or a relevant Master’s degree from a discipline related to clinical medicine or public health (health sciences, nutrition, biology, pharmacy, psychology, environmental sciences, social sciences, economics, etc.)
  • You have relevant research experience and you already authored several scientific publications.
  • You have a good working command of the English language, both oral and written. For more information please click here.

Research Master in Health Sciences | 2 Years | FULL-TIME | 120 ECTS

You should fit each of the following criteria:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or a relevant Master’s degree from a discipline related to clinical medicine or public health (health sciences, nutrition, biology, pharmacy, psychology, environmental sciences, social sciences, economics, etc.)
  • You have a good working command of the English language, both oral and written. For more information please click here.
  • If you are a medical student at  Erasmus MC, you may apply for this Research Master programme, when you receive an invitation from the Dean, or when you feel you qualify for participation in this programme. Read more.

Research Master in Clinical Research | 2 Years | FULL-TIME | 120 ECTS

You should fit each of the following criteria:

  • You have a Bachelors degree from a school of medicine or biomedical sciences.
  • You have a good working command of the English language, both oral and written. For more information please click here.
  • If you are a medical student at  Erasmus MC, you may apply for this Research Master programme, when you receive an invitation from the Dean, or when you feel you qualify for participation in this programme. Read more.

Application procedure for Erasmus MC medical students

If you are a medical student at  Erasmus MC, you may apply for the Research Master in Health Sciences or Clinical Research. These programmes are accustomed to your Bachelor and Master in Medicine. Read more.

Application procedure

Please carefully read the steps of the application procedure before submitting your application.

1. Are you eligible?

Make sure you are eligible by carefully checking the “Are you eligible?” requirements in the information about the programmes or courses.

2. Prepare your application

When you apply online you should prepare the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation in English (max. 500 words!), explaining your wish to apply and the career you wish to pursue.
  • An extensive curriculum vitae (résumé) in English (using Europass format, see Europass), including:
    • a list of educational institutes attended and corresponding dates;
    • degree(s) obtained or expected to obtain;
    • work experience and corresponding dates of employment for each position held;
    • research experience and a complete list of publications;
    • all other relevant information.
  • Collect full contact details of two referees to enter in the online application form (step 3); their letters of recommendation should be included in your application form and your application package (see step 4).
  • Scans of official transcripts of diplomas and reports (lists of grades) translated into English and with original stamp and/or certification from the institute concerned.
  • Two recent letters of recommendation. References should include the following information:
    • If the referee knew you as a student: details of your academic performance, referee’s opinion of your suitability for the chosen area of study and an estimate of your English language ability.
    • If the referee knew you as an employee: an outline of your responsibilities, an assessment of your competence and initiative and an estimate of your English language ability.
  • If relevant, a scan of your EEA residence permit.
  • A digital photocopy of your passport.
  • Scans, if relevant, of the test score of an official English proficiency test, either: an IELTS test score or a TOEFL test score (TOEFL Institutional Code: 8462).

To see whether the scans of the English proficiency tests are relevant for you, please check the admission requirements.

3. Complete your application form

The online application form includes fields where you should upload all the documents you have prepared in step 2 (above).

N.B. When filling in the application form, please note that your invoice address needs to be correct. If you change your invoice address after completing your application form an administrative fee of €25,- will be charged.

Please make sure to select the programme of your choice in the application form.

  • For the Research Master in Health Sciences | 2 year | full-time | 120 ECTS choose the programme Health Sciences (research)
  • For the Research Master in Clinical Research | 2 year | full-time | 120 ECTS choose the programme Clinical Research (research)
  • For the Master of Science in Health Sciences | 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time | 70 ECTS choose the programme Health Sciences
    In the field “Comments student” please mention if you want to do the programme part-time or full-time.

Application form via Studielink

 

4. Assessment of your application

NIHES aims to confirm receipt of your application as soon as it has reached us. All complete applications that reach us before the deadline, will be carefully assessed by an Admissions Committee.

Within four to six weeks after the confirmation of receipt, all applicants will be informed about the outcome of the assessment with an official letter of admission or rejection.

If you have been admitted to the programme of your choice, you will be provided with further details about your enrollment and relevant formalities and practicalities. Depending on the programme you have been admitted to and your nationality, you will also receive an invoice for the tuition deposit and instructions regarding the visa application procedure, etc.

Application procedure for PhD candidates at participating departments NIHES

For those who are working towards a PhD degree at one of the departments participating in or affiliated with the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES), a short application procedure exists. You can look up all the participating departments and affiliated departments here.

1. Select the specialization of your choice in the Master of Science in Health Sciences | 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time | 70 ECTS 

2. Contact the NIHES Office.

You are kindly requested to contact the NIHES Office to make an appointment with one of the NIHES Programme Coordinators in order to discuss your enrolment and research project, and to deal with all your questions. Together with her, you will determine your personal course schedule. This schedule needs to be signed by yourself and your tutor/supervisor/promotor.

NIHES Office E-mail: nihes@erasmusmc.nl

3. Prepare your application

The online application form includes fields to upload your documents. Please prepare the following documents:

  • Your curriculum vitae (résumé), which should be extensive and include the following information:
    • full contact details of your tutor (or tutors) and promotor;
    • a list of educational departments attended and corresponding dates;
    • degree(s) obtained or expected to obtain;
    • work experience and corresponding dates of employment for each position held;
    • research experience and a complete list of publications;
    • all other relevant information.
  • Scans of your official transcripts of diplomas and reports (lists of grades) translated into English and with original stamp and/or certification from the department  concerned. (A Dutch copy of the diploma is also allowed if the originals can be shown to the NIHES Programme Coordinator)
  • A scan of the relevant pages of your passport
  • Your personal course schedule signed by yourself and your tutor/supervisor/promotor.

4. Complete the application form.

In the online application form choose the programme Health Sciences and not Health Sciences (research).

The application form includes fields where you should upload all the documents you have prepared in step 3.

You do not need to upload a letter of motivation or recommendation letters. Please upload your personal course schedule and blanc documents instead. A proof of English proficiency is not required either.

In the field “Comments student” please mention that you are a NIHES PhD student.

N.B. When filling in the application form, please note that your invoice address needs to be correct. If you change your invoice address after completing your application form an administrative fee of €25,- will be charged.

Application form via Studielink

5. After admission

We aim to confirm receipt of your application and enrolment as soon as your package has reached us. The invoice will be send to the invoice address in your application form. When you will actually begin with your programme at NIHES, depends on the course scheduled that has been decided upon. In any case, you will be able to download a NIHES Study Guide before the start of the programme.

How to apply to Doctorate programmes

Are you eligible?

Postgraduate Programme | 1 Year | FULL-TIME

You should fit each of the following criteria:

  • You have a Master’s degree from a school of medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.
  • You are a graduate from a discipline related to clinical medicine and public health (health sciences, nutrition, biology, pharmacy, environmental sciences, social sciences, economics, etc.).
  • You have substantial research experience and have published a considerable number of scientific publications.
  • You have a good working command of the English language, both oral and written. For more information please click here.

Before applying please note that:

The Postgraduate programme is not accredited by the Netherlands-Flemmish Accreditation Organisation, nor is the diploma legally recognized. This non-degree programme is recognized only by the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

International students should be aware that, for the above reason, NIHES cannot assist them in applying for a visa and/or residence permit; you will have to apply for the document(s) yourself. Up-to-date information about the entering the Netherlands is available via the Residence Wizard of the Dutch Immigration Service.

 

PhD Programme | 4 Years 

(soon to be published)

 

Senior Advanced PhD Programme | 2-4 Years 

(soon to be published)

Application procedure

Please carefully read the steps of the application procedure before submitting your application.

1. Are you eligible?

Make sure you are eligible by carefully checking the “Are you eligible?” requirements in the information about the programmes or courses.

2. Prepare your application

When you apply online you should prepare the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation in English (max. 500 words!), explaining your wish to apply and the career you wish to pursue.
  • An extensive curriculum vitae (résumé) in English (using Europass format, see Europass), including:
    • a list of educational institutes attended and corresponding dates;
    • degree(s) obtained or expected to obtain;
    • work experience and corresponding dates of employment for each position held;
    • research experience and a complete list of publications;
    • all other relevant information.
  • Collect full contact details of two referees to enter in the online application form (step 3); their letters of recommendation should be included in your application form and your application package (see step 4).
  • Scans of official transcripts of diplomas and reports (lists of grades) translated into English and with original stamp and/or certification from the institute concerned.
  • Two recent letters of recommendation. References should include the following information:
    • If the referee knew you as a student: details of your academic performance, referee’s opinion of your suitability for the chosen area of study and an estimate of your English language ability.
    • If the referee knew you as an employee: an outline of your responsibilities, an assessment of your competence and initiative and an estimate of your English language ability.
  • If relevant, a scan of your EEA residence permit.
  • A digital photocopy of your passport.
  • Scans, if relevant, of the test score of an official English proficiency test, either: an IELTS test score or a TOEFL test score (TOEFL Institutional Code: 8462).

To see whether the scans of the English proficiency tests are relevant for you, please check the admission requirements.

3. Complete your application form

If you wish to apply to the Postgraduate Programme | 1-year | full-time, please send an email with your request to nihes@erasmusmc.nl. Please make sure to include all the requested application documents, as mentioned above.

After having received your email application, we will send you steps on how to continue your application online.

Disclaimer:

We will use your documents exclusively for the assessment of your application, and upon admittance, store them in our student administration system.

4. Assessment of your application

NIHES aims to confirm receipt of your application as soon as it has reached us. All complete applications that reach us before the deadline, will be carefully assessed by an Admissions Committee.

Within four to six weeks after the confirmation of receipt, all applicants will be informed about the outcome of the assessment with an official letter of admission or rejection.

If you have been admitted to the programme of your choice, you will be provided with further details about your enrollment and relevant formalities and practicalities. Depending on the programme you have been admitted to and your nationality, you will also receive an invoice for the tuition deposit and instructions regarding the visa application procedure, etc.

How to apply to Executive educations

Are you eligible?

Executive Master of Science in Health Sciences | 2 Years | PART-TIME | 70 ECTS

You should fit each of the following criteria:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or a relevant Master’s degree from a school of medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.
  • You are a graduate from a discipline related to clinical medicine and public health (health sciences, nutrition, biology, pharmacy, environmental sciences, social sciences, economics, etc.).
  • You have relevant research experience and you already authored several scientific publications.
  • You have a good working command of the English language, both oral and written. For more information please click here.

Application procedure

Please carefully read the steps of the application procedure before submitting your application.

1. Are you eligible?

Make sure you are eligible by carefully checking the “Are you eligible?” requirements in the information about the programmes or courses.

2. Prepare your application

When you apply online you should prepare the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation in English (max. 500 words!), explaining your wish to apply and the career you wish to pursue.
  • An extensive curriculum vitae (résumé) in English (using Europass format, see Europass), including:
    • a list of educational institutes attended and corresponding dates;
    • degree(s) obtained or expected to obtain;
    • work experience and corresponding dates of employment for each position held;
    • research experience and a complete list of publications;
    • all other relevant information.
  • Collect full contact details of two referees to enter in the online application form (step 3); their letters of recommendation should be included in your application form and your application package (see step 4).
  • Scans of official transcripts of diplomas and reports (lists of grades) translated into English and with original stamp and/or certification from the institute concerned.
  • Two recent letters of recommendation. References should include the following information:
    • If the referee knew you as a student: details of your academic performance, referee’s opinion of your suitability for the chosen area of study and an estimate of your English language ability.
    • If the referee knew you as an employee: an outline of your responsibilities, an assessment of your competence and initiative and an estimate of your English language ability.
  • If relevant, a scan of your EEA residence permit.
  • A digital photocopy of your passport.
  • Scans, if relevant, of the test score of an official English proficiency test, either: an IELTS test score or a TOEFL test score (TOEFL Institutional Code: 8462).

To see whether the scans of the English proficiency tests are relevant for you, please check the admission requirements.

3. Complete your application form

The online application form includes fields where you should upload all the documents you have prepared in step 2 (above).

In the field “Comments student” please mention “executive programme”.

N.B. When filling in the application form, please note that your invoice address needs to be correct. If you change your invoice address after completing your application form an administrative fee of €25,- will be charged.

For the Executive Master of Science in Health Sciences | 2 year | part-time 70 ECTS:
Application form via Studielink

Please make sure to select the programme Health Sciences (not research).

4. Assessment of your application

NIHES aims to confirm receipt of your application as soon as it has reached us. All complete applications that reach us before the deadline, will be carefully assessed by an Admissions Committee.

Within four to six weeks after the confirmation of receipt, all applicants will be informed about the outcome of the assessment with an official letter of admission or rejection.

If you have been admitted to the programme of your choice, you will be provided with further details about your enrollment and relevant formalities and practicalities. Depending on the programme you have been admitted to and your nationality, you will also receive an invoice for the tuition deposit and instructions regarding the visa application procedure, etc.

How to apply to Courses

Application procedure

Do you want to apply? Proceed by filling in the online application form. To register for the correct course, please follow the steps in the manual carefully.

Click here to open the application manual.

If you do not have an ERNA-account, Click here to open the application form.

If you do have an ERNA-account, please send an email to nihes@erasmusmc.nl mentioning the course(s) you would like to follow.

Deadline for application: two weeks before the start of the course.

 

Information for Erasmus MC PhD candidates applying for CC02 or CC02A

You can register for one or more courses on general statistics and methodology as part of your PhD education at Erasmus MC. The following two NIHES courses are financed by Erasmus MC Graduate School, provided that the course is completed successfully(*):

(*)Please note, in order to finance the CC02 or CC02a course, send a print-out of your application form signed by your tutor/supervisor to nihes@erasmusmc.nl. NIHES can only start processing your registration for CC02 or CC02a after receiving the signed form.

 

If you want to sign yourself up for one of our courses in the Erasmus Summer Programme, use the following link:

N.B. When filling in the application form, please note that your invoice address needs to be correct. If you change your invoice address after completing your application form an administrative fee of €25,- will be charged.

Application procedure for ‘Keuzevak’ students

Are you are a student who is currently enrolled in a government-funded Master’s programme at a Dutch university accredited by the NVAO(**)? And would you like to register for one or more short courses which should count as ‘keuzevak’ towards your Master’s degree? Then please carefully read step 1 to 4 of the application procedure before submitting your application.

1) Prepare your application

Deadline for application: 3 weeks before the start of the course.

When you apply online you should prepare the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation in English (max. 500 words!), explaining why you would like to attend the course(s).
  • An extensive curriculum vitae (résumé) in English (using Europass format, see Europass), including:
    • a list of educational institutes attended and corresponding dates;
    • degree(s) obtained or expected to obtain;
    • work experience and corresponding dates of employment for each position held;
    • research experience and a complete list of publications;
    • all other relevant information.
  • A scan of the letter of the Examining Board of your Master’s programme that they approve of your participation in our course(s).

2) Complete your application form

The online application form includes fields where you should upload all the documents you have prepared in step 1.

To register for the correct course, please follow the steps in the manual carefully.

Click here to open the application manual.

If you do not have an ERNA-account, Click here to open the application form.

If you do have an ERNA-account, please send an email to nihes@erasmusmc.nl mentioning the course(s) you would like to follow.

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3) Assessment of your application

NIHES aims to confirm receipt of your application as soon as it has reached us. All complete applications that reach us before the deadline, will be carefully assessed by an Admissions Committee.

4) Outcome of the assessment

You will be informed about the outcome of the assessment with an official letter of admission or rejection. If you have been admitted to the course or courses you registered for, you will be provided with further details about your registration and relevant formalities and practicalities.

Please note that to fulfill the course you need to attend the course and pass the exam (when included).

(**) The NVAO (Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie organisatie) is the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders.

Cancellation policy

If you have registered but are unable to attend the course, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. Please inform us in advance by e-mail (nihes@erasmusmc.nl) and make sure to inform your substitute delegate that he or she needs to show identification and your letter of registration at the start of the course.

NIHES charges a cancellation fee of €75 for all cancellations made more than 22 days before the start of the course. Fifty percent of the course fee will be reimbursed for cancellations made between 21 and 10 days before the starting date. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than 10 days before this date.

Cancellations must be sent by e-mail to nihes@erasmusmc.nl.