In order to gain admission to the Research Master’s programme Human Movement Sciences, you 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 EC or equivalent.
The general requirements for admission to the Research Master's programme are:
- A relevant Bachelor's degree, including a Bachelor research project.
- Highly motivated.
- Strong interest in and aptitude for research, demonstrated during your Bachelor’s.
- Proficiency in English
- Good grades ‐ a GPA of 7.5 (out of 10) or higher (or the international equivalent, e.g. a B+ or a GPA of 3.3) and an 8.0 or higher for your final thesis.
What if you do not meet all admission criteria?
If you do not meet the admission criteria, the Admission board may decide that you are admissible after you have eliminated your deficiencies. These deficiencies depend on your educational background. Please contact us a.s.a.p. to find out whether this is the case for you, and which options you have to become admissible before the start of the new term.
English language proficiency
Your English language skills, both oral and written, are extremely important in this programme. The admission board wants to stress the intensity of the programme: reading scientific articles and writing papers will be a key part, all in a very high pace. Also, you will have to communicate frequently with your fellow students and you will be working with and/or for international laboratories.
VU Amsterdam requires all applicants who have not completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia to take an English language test and to submit their score as part of their application. You can apply online for the Research Master's programme without having the English test results yet. We do advise you to plan a test date as soon as possible. Below you will find the minimum English test scores for the programme:
IELTS (academic): 6.5
- Paper based test 580
- Internet based test 92-93
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers the TOEFL ITP English-language proficiency test. The test is offered by the VU Taalloket. You can find more information and register for this test at www.taalloket.nl.
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 scholarschips and deadlines can be found on www.vu.nl/scholarships or www.grantfinder.nl.
Note that deadlines for the scholarships are/may be earlier than those for application to the programme.