On this page you will find important details of the application process (such as deadlines, admission requirements, required documents and application assessment) for the International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology for academic year 2024-2025.
The information on this page is for students who would like to start in academic year 2024-2025.
If you have questions regarding the requirements, or the admission procedure, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-EU students: also check the study progress requirements.
Important deadlines for application for this study programme
The International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology starts in September.
The deadlines below are applicable for applying for a start in September 2024.
When you want to apply or are applying for this study programme, it is important that you inform yourself of the deadlines that you need to meet. The important deadlines when applying for this study programme are provided in the table below.
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|What you need to know about this date
1 October 2023
|Studielink is open for applications for the academic year 2024-2025
Up to and including 1 March 2024, 23:59 CET
Deadline for completing the entire application process for all applicants
Non-EU/EEA applicants need to require a visa or residence permit
General requirements: previous education
The admission requirements for academic year 2024-2025 for the International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology depend on your previous education. Please check below which requirements apply to you.
Admission is limited to those with at least a university bachelor's degree in Psychology or a university bachelor’s degree from an equivalent programme that meets similar achievement levels as determined by the Joint Board of Admissions.
The bachelor’s programme should include at least 70 European Credits in psychology subjects and at least 30 European Credits in research methods and statistics.
Note that the bachelor’s degree must have been obtained before 1 September 2024.
If you are uncertain whether your bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Dutch university bachelor’s degree you are strongly advised to submit a request via the NUFFIC website to have this checked prior to submitting your application.
Language requirements for English-language master's programmes
As English is the language of instruction in this study programme, it is essential that your English language skills are good enough for you to undertake intensive and challenging academic courses that are taught and examined in English.
Answer the questions below to find out if you meet the language requirements.
Applicants who received their previous education in a non-EU/EEA country (handling fee)
Applicants for this study programme who received their previous education in a non-EU/EEA country will have to pay a handling fee. More information on this handling fee and how to arrange this payment can be found on the Handling fee page.
Documents required for application process
During the application process for this study programme, you need to complete a number of tasks for which you will often have to upload documents. The list below gives you an insight into what documents you will need to prepare.
Required documents for all applicants to this study programme
- A recent passport picture*
The passport picture must satisfy certain requirements.
- A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card*
Make a copy of the page with your personal details. Save this copy as ‘passport copy’ and not as ‘passport picture’.
- A certified copy of your grades transcript
- A certified copy of your bachelor’s diploma
If you have not graduated yet, you can upload the official grades transcript of your bachelor's programme.
- A curriculum vitae
The CV form that needs to be filled in will be offered to you in the MyApplication portal under the task ‘Upload CV’.
- A motivation letter
The motivational letter form that needs to be filled in will be offered to you in the MyApplication portal under the task ‘Upload motivation letter’.
*As a UM student it is not necessary to upload this document in the MyApplication portal. Unless your passport is not valid on 1 September 2023; in that case you do have to upload a copy of your passport.
Documents that might be required depending on your (academic) background
Document(s) that demonstrate your proficiency in English
Answer the questions concerning language requirements under ‘Language requirements for English-language master’s programmes’ on this webpage to find out if you need to provide additional documentation. The outcome of your answers will indicate which document(s) you can use to prove your proficiency.
Make sure to upload the documents in MyApplication portal in PDF or Word-format. Do not upload Zip files, we cannnot open these files.
Only complete registrations will be taken into consideration.
All documents must be in English.
Avoid last-minute application stress! Last-minute applications may delay the scheduling of a possible interview and the communication of your application outcome as well.
How do we assess your application?
The main steps in the admission procedure involve an (1) assessment of your application, which when positively evaluated will result in (2) an invitation for an interview and test, and (3) an email about your admission status (details below).
Assessment of your application
The Board of Admissions will carefully assess all complete applications.
Test and interview
Applicants who meet the admission requirements will be invited for the second part of the selection procedure and are evaluated to be qualified candidates for this programme (within three weeks after the application deadline).
Candidates will take a test of basic knowledge in psychology, research methods, and statistics. Depending on the evaluation of the application documents and the outcome of the test, candidates will either be offered a place in the study programme or invited to an individual interview with members of the Joint Board of Admissions..
Based on all available information, the Joint Board of Admissions assesses the knowledge and skills level, attitude and motivation relevant to the programme that embraces the scientist-innovator model. The following selection criteria apply:
- motivation and willingness to acquire knowledge in the area of work and organisational psychology;
- motivation and ability to critically analyse the research base in the specific domain of work and organisational psychology;
- attitude and communication skills necessary for a future career in the relevant settings;
- motivation and ability to further scientific developments in the field of work and organisational psychology;
- openness to learning within different international environments;
- motivation and ability to follow this two-year programme, that involves living in three different European countries;
- excellent command of English.
Interviews and tests will be online.
The Joint Board of Admissions offers places according to the established ranking. Once the Joint Board of Admissions has made a decision whether an applicant qualifies for admission, candidates will be informed via Studielink.
Note: only complete applications will be assessed. We therefore recommend that you adhere to the deadlines provided in the table under ‘Important deadlines for application for this study programme’ on this page.