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Create the future of high-tech healthcare!

Are you interested in combining scientific subjects with practical application and fundamental research in a clinical setting? And are you fascinated by the idea of developing new high-tech biomedical engineering solutions?

Then the Master’s in Biomedical Technology and Physics is the programme for you. Check whether you meet te admission requirements and find out how to apply.

Check whether you meet the programme requirements and apply

  • I have a Dutch university level (WO) Bachelor’s degree (VU Bachelor’s degree, VU pre-master or Bachelor’s degree at another university)

    The Master's programme Biomedical Technology and Physics (BMTP) is directly accessible to students with a Bachelor degree in Medical Natural Sciences and to students with a similar background, like a bachelor in Biomedical Engineering, Physics, University College and BètaGamma. 

    Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. 

    In order to gain admission to the master's programme BMTP, 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.

    Direct admission to  master's programme BMTP is possible with a bachelor degree in Medical Natural Sciences of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. If you have a Bachelor's degree in a related subject, you will have to meet certain entry requirements depending on the specialisation you choose.

    Important: All students must contact the master coordinator of the specific specialisation.


    English language test

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam requires all international students and students with a HBO degree to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. Exceptions are made for students who have obtained a Dutch VWO diploma.

  • I have a Dutch higher vocational education (HBO) Bachelor’s degree (pre-master)

    The Master's programme in Biomedical Technology and Physics is directly accessible to students with a bachelor degree in Medical Natural Sciences and to students with a similar background, like a bachelor in Biomedical Engineering, Physics, University College and BètaGamma. 

    A Bachelor degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the master's programme Biomedical Technology and Physics (BMTP) (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).

    Students with a degree in Medische Beeldvorming en Radiotherapie (MBRT) need to complete the pre-master's programme first.

    Pre-master's programme

    If you have a HBO Degree a pre-master's programme is required. After completing the programme, you gain admission to the Master's programme Biomedical Technology and Physics (BMTP). The pre-master's programme encompasses 30 EC and can differ per student. The exact content of the programme will be determined by the deficiencies remaining despite the previous education of the candidate. Visit the webpage of the pre-master's programme Biomedical Technology and Physics for more information. If you are interested in the Master's programme BMTP, please contact the master coordinator, t.g.vanleeuwen@amsterdamumc.nl 


    Language requirements

    Students with a HBO degree (in Dutch) must take an English Language Test. Check the requirements and exemptions on the webpage.

    You can also submit the result of the English language test after you have been conditionally accepted, the deadline for submitting the test result is August 31st. Please send a scan of your test result to toelating.beta@vu.nl.  For more information see under the heading ‘Application with a Dutch degree’ below.

  • Application with a Dutch degree

    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. You find all information about the general application procedure with a Dutch degree on the application page.

    The application deadline is:

    1 June for holders of a Dutch bachelor’s degree (with a Dutch or EU/EEA nationality).

    Your application will be rejected in case you didn’t upload the required documents in ‘your dashboard’ within 6 weeks after your enrolment in Studielink, OR in case you’ve uploaded (one or more) of the required documents after June 1st. Applications and documents submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

    Required documents (deadline June 1st)

    This (Pre)Master’s programme requires students with a Dutch bachelor's degree to upload the following documents as soon as possible and in any case 6 weeks after your enrolment and before 1 June.

    • Letter of Motivation.
    • Curriculum Vitae.
    • Bachelor's transcript, including your GPA .

    Your online dashboard gives you an overview of the submitted and missing documents. Check your dashboard regularly.

    Additional required document (only for HBO students, deadline August 31st)

    • HBO students need to send in a sufficient English language test result (check the requirements and exemptions on the webpage).

    You can also submit the result of the English language test after you have been conditionally accepted, the deadline for submitting the test result is August 31st. Please send a scan of your test result to toelating.beta@vu.nl.

  • I have an international degree

    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.

    English language requirements

    If you are applying for one of our English-taught Master's degree programmes you will have to demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency by submitting English test results. 

    Although complete applications are preferred, you can begin your application before you have completed the test and then submit your passing score once you have been conditionally admitted.

    You can find an overview of all accepted tests and scores that can be used to demonstrate your English language proficiency on the language requirement page.

  • Application with an international degree

    Application documents

    To apply you are required to provide the following documents:

    • Scan of your passport or national ID card (ID for EEA students only) valid at the start date of the programme
    • Master Application File please download the correct file from this page. In this file you can see which documents are required to apply for your programme.
    • Proof of English language proficiency (if already obtained): upload your proof of English language proficiency or English language test results. Please find the English language requirements here.

    After having prepared the required documents, please follow the online application procedure

    Application fee & deadlines

    All students seeking admission to an international Master’s programme with an international degree are required to pay a non-refundable €100 application fee. Only after you have paid this fee will we be able to start the evaluation of your application file. If you are applying for more than one programme, you will only need to pay the application fee once. Your application fee payment is valid for two years.

    Information on how to apply with an international university degree and deadlines can be found here

    Grants and scholarships

    As an international student planning to study at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you can apply for a variety of grants and bursaries. Detailed information about scholarships and deadlines can be found on www.vu.nl/scholarships or www.grantfinder.nl.

    International Student and Alumni Ambassadors 

    Our International Student and Alumni Ambassadors are happy to tell you all about their experiences with studying at VU Amsterdam and living in Amsterdam.

    • Our Student Ambassadors are current students at VU Amsterdam that represent a wide variety of programmes and countries.
    • Our International Alumni Ambassadors are VU Amsterdam graduates who are currently either working in the Netherlands or abroad, or doing a PhD or (second) Master's.

    You will find the full overview of our Ambassadors here: vu.nl/ambassadors. There you can chat with them directly.

Want to know more?

Don't hesitate to contact us!

Are you applying with a Dutch diploma? You can contact the Educational Office of the Faculty of Science for questions and practical information: toelating.beta@vu.nl

For questions about the programme, please send an e-mail to programme coordinator Ton van Leeuwen: t.g.vanleeuwen@amsterdamumc.nl. For more general questions, please send an e-mail to Studentdesk@vu.nl 

Call us on +31 20 5985020 (Mon – Fri: 10:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 16:00)

International diploma applicants

Do you have any questions about the application or admission procedure? International diploma applicants are welcome to send an e-mail to masters.fs@vu.nl or book a phone appointment to get in touch with the International Student Advisor of this programme.

If you have questions about the tuition fee, Studielink or your personal dashboard on VU.nl, please contact the Student Desk: studentdesk@vu.nl, stating your student number.

Also, make sure to take a look at our FAQ page - you might already find your question answered there.

Contact

  • Sara Vlasbloem
  • International Student Advisor
  • Faculty of Science
  • masters.fs@vu.nl
  • Marija Bosnić
  • International Student Advisor
  • Faculty of Science
  • masters.fs@vu.nl
  • Sandra van Daalen
  • International Student Advisor
  • Faculty of Science
  • masters.fs@vu.nl