Application and Admission for medical students of Erasmus MC

Medical students at Erasmus MC may apply for the Research Master programmes in Clinical Research or Health Sciences, when they receive an invitation from their Dean, or when they feel they qualify for participation in one of the programmes.

Invitation from the Dean

In the course of March, the Dean of the Erasmus Medical Center selects those students who belong to the upper 10% of all third year Bachelor students, based on their study results. These students will receive an invitation to apply for one of the Master’s programmes at Erasmus MC.

How to apply?

If you have received an invitation letter from the dean or you feel you are eligible for the Research Master programmes in Clinical Research or Health Sciences, please follow their application procedure. (2 year, 120 EC, full-time programme). Make sure to indicate on the application form that you are medical student at Erasmus MC.

Selection procedure

The Admissions Committee, including the boards of the Master’s Clinical Research and Health Sciences of Erasmus MC, makes the final selection. As a limited number of places are available in the programmes, the committee makes a first selection based on the applications they received.

Students will be informed of the Committee’s decision in writing. Please note that this decision is preliminary and depends on the successful completion of the bachelor medical degree.

After admission to the Research Master programme

Once you have been formally admitted, at the end of the third year’s Bachelor in Medicine, registration of your enrolment in the Master’s programmes Clinical Research or Health Sciences as second study programme next to your medical master programme is required. The research master programme runs parallel to the medical programme and will finish after receiving the Master in Medicine degree.

Registration and costs of the Research Master programmes

Medical students at Erasmus MC who are admitted to the programme Clinical Research or Health Sciences should formally register at the EUR to formalize their enrolment in one of the Master of Science programmes as second study programme next to their medical programme. The Research Master programme runs parallel to the medical programme and will finish after the student receives his Master in Medicine degree. The Department of Admission, Registration and Housing at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) will further coordinate your registration and all tuition-fee related issues after we have confirmed your admission. No extra costs will be taken into account for students who have been admitted through this procedure. The standard university fees are still applicable.