The Biomedical Technology and Physics programme is open to both Dutch and international students. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.
In order to gain admission to the Biomedical Technology and Physics Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor's degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).
Specific admission requirements for the Biomedical Technology and Physics Master's programme
The Biomedical Technology and Physics programme is open to both Dutch and international students with a background in (bio)medical natural sciences or a related subject, like a bachelor in Biomedical Engineering, Physics or similar.. Admission is based on a strict selection procedure.
If you have a Bachelor's degree in a related subject, you will have to meet certain entry requirements depending on specialisation you choose.
Important: All students must contact the Master's coordinator of the specific specialisation.
Please note: you will need to upload all required documents in one PDF file, using this template.
Please check here which documents you need to submit for this specific programme.
English language requirements
VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.
The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this Master's programme are:
• IELTS: 6.5 overall
• TOEFL Internet-based test: 92 overall
• Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
• Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C
Please note that students who need a study visa must submit their English test results before 1 June. All other students have to submit the test certificate before 31 August (preferably sooner).
TOEFL and IELTS tests must have been completed no more than two years before 1 September of the year in which your course starts. Note that TOEFL MyBestScore is not accepted. Our institution code is 7947.
A PDF copy of your English test result can be sent to the following email (for non-Dutch degree holders): email@example.com
The general requirements regarding language proficiency are found here.