Take a look at the step-by-step application video on this page to find out how you can apply for our English-taught programmes with an international diploma.
Before you apply: Check if you match the admission requirements
Go to the programme page of your programme of interest and check the admission requirements for the programme under "Admissions":
Step 1: Apply in Studielink
Go to Studielink and create an application for the study programme you wish to apply for. Your application will remain active for 8 weeks after creating your Studielink account.
Application deadline: 15 January 2023
Do you currently live in the Netherlands? Then you will need to log in with your DigiD.
If you do not yet live in the Netherlands you can choose "Log in without DigiD". When you create your Studielink account via this option you will need a scan or photo of your valid passport or European ID card.
Important when you register in Studielink:
- Make sure that the e-mail address you fill in in Studielink (My details) is correct: you will receive important notices concerning your enrolment via this address.
- Please enter your prior education (on the basis of which your application will be judged) correctly.
- Select the Psychology programme with (Bachelor) at the end from the list in Studielink
- Enter your payment details so that the correct tuition fee can be calculated. This does not generate and automatic payment. The deadline for payment is 15 July 2023.
Step 2: Complete your application via your dashboard on vu.nl
After you complete your application request in Studielink you will receive your login details – a VUnet-ID username and a password – for our application system on your personal dashboard on vu.nl by e-mail. This may take up to two working days.*
In the application portal you will be asked to upload your completed Bachelor Application File in PDF-format and submit your application.
Bachelor Application File - Numerus Fixus
Please note: you do not have to send original documents when applying! For the application phase uploading scans of your previous education documents is sufficient.
Questions? Read our step by step guide to completing your application in your dashboard on vu.nl.
Complete your application before 15 January - this includes the payment of the 100 euro application fee
*In case you did not receive your login details, please first check your spam folder. If you are still unable to locate them, then contact the UCIT service desk on email@example.com or +31 (0)20 598 0000.
Step 3: Pay the application fee to complete your application
If you obtained your diploma outside of the Netherlands we ask you to pay a non-refundable €100 application fee before the deadline of 15 January. Only after you have paid this fee will we be able to start the assessment of your application file. Please do not delay paying the fee as this will delay your application.
Application fee payment options and possible exemptions
Do you think you qualify for an exemption? Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (Computer Science, Biomedical Sciences) or email@example.com (Psychology) before 15 January in order for us to exempt you from paying this fee.
Step 4: Wait for the admission decision
Once your file is complete, the International Office will confirm receipt of your complete application. Your admission decision will be determined based on the submitted documents only.
Note that during holiday times and closer to the deadline dates the processing time and decision time is longer than in slower periods. Keep this in mind in planning when to submit your application.
Once you have received confirmation that the application if complete we aim to send you the admission decision within 6 weeks.
All information regarding your application will be sent to your Studielink registered e-mail address. It is your own responsibility to check your inbox regularly, including the spam folder.
Step 5: Participate in the Selection Procedure
You will receive an invitation to take part in the selection procedure for your chosen Numerus Fixus programme after the application deadline of 15 January. Information about the selection procedure can be found on your programme's Admissions page.
Read more about the selection rules and deadlines for programmes with a selection procedure.