Research Master in Early Modern Intellectual History
Non EU-EER candidates: 15 April 2013
Other candidates : 15 May 2013
Before submitting your application, please carefully read the section regarding entry requirements. If you meet these requirements, you are welcome to submit a request for admission.
The various steps of the application procedure are described below.
STEP 1 – Studielink registration
Please register yourself in Studielink, the Dutch national application and registration system for students (www.studielink.nl).
STEP 2 – Submitting your request for admission to the Examination Board
A. Prepare digital copies of the following documents (Please include your family name and the content of the document in the file name. For example: Smith-passport.pdf or Smith-BAdegree.pdf or Smith-BAdegree-translation.pdf):
- Copy of your passport’s data and photo page (NOT applicable for Erasmus University students)
- A certified copy of your higher education degree and transcript of records, together with a certified translation of these documents in English or Dutch, if applicable.
If you have not yet obtained your degree, please scan a recent transcript of records.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of motivation (max. 1000 words)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official TOEFL or IELTS score, or Cambridge Certificate (if applicable) as proof of English proficiency
- Copy of secondary education or language test results regarding two other modern languages besides English
- Bachelor’s thesis or essay that is representative of your academic writing and analytical skills.
B. Complete the online application form and attach the required documents:
C. Please make sure to send the documents on time! Too late or incomplete applications will not be considered (see deadlines on top of this page).
Having successfully enrolled in Studielink and having submitted your online application, does not mean that you are already admitted to the programme. You can only start with a Master’s degree programme if both the Examination Board and Studielink have officially confirmed that you are admitted (see step 3, 4 and 5 below).
STEP 3 – Answer to your request for admission
Your request for admission will be evaluated by the Examination Board and the Selection Committee of the programme concerned.
The processing of an admission request takes at least eight weeks. The schedule below shows when you may expect to receive an answer from the Examination Board.
Answer to candidate
before 15 March
between 15 March and 15 April
between 15 April and 15 May
within approx. 8 weeks
ultimately 14 June
ultimately 1 July
STEP 4 – Sending the required documents before 15 July 2013
Certified copies of your degree certificate and transcript of records (and translations, if applicable)
If you are eligible for admission, you will be asked to send certified (paper) copies of your degree certificate and transcript of records to the Examination Board as soon as possible, but not later than 15 July 2013. If applicable, you will be required to send the certified translations as well.
If you have not yet obtained your Bachelor’s degree when you submit your application, you can only be admitted on the condition that you obtain your degree in time, i.e. before the programme starts on 1 September.
Should you not receive your Bachelor’s degree certificate before 1 September, a certified statement by the institution that you have successfully completed the programme, will also be accepted.
A certified copy is a copy stamped and signed for authenticity by an appropriate authority (university, notary, etc.). (Digital) copies of a certified document will not be accepted. You must send the paper version of the document with the original signature and stamp (or seal) on it.
Language test results
If you cannot provide sufficient proof of your English language proficiency before the application deadline, your application can be considered in its absence. If the Examination Board decides you are eligible for admission, you will be required to send the test results to the Examination Board before 15 July 2013.
Register in time for an IELTS or TOEFL language test. Bear in mind that it can take up to 4 weeks before you receive the results.
(If you register for a TOEFL language test, please mention our faculty’s ‘institution code’ at TOEFL: 2641. TOEFL will then send an official copy of your test report directly to the Examination Board.)
STEP 5 – Admission in Studielink
If all steps have been successfully completed, the Examination Board will confirm to Studielink that you are officially admitted.
Studielink will send you a confirmation by e-mail and give you instructions on how to arrange payment of the tuition fee.
If you have any questions about the admission procedures please send an email to the Examination Board at the following address: masteradmission@. eshcc.eur.nl
If you have any questions about the programme itself, please contact the programme’s student advisor: http://www.eshcc.eur.nl/english/contact/studentadvisors/ .
For information on tuition fees, see http://www.eur.nl/english/prospective/study_information/tuition_fees/ . If you need additional information, please contact Erasmus Student Service Centre: http://www.eur.nl/english/essc/address/ .
We will communicate with candidates only via email. Therefore, immediately inform the Examination Board at masteradmission@ if you change your email address. In that case also adjust your e-mail address in Studielink. eshcc.eur.nl