Students may join the Master’s programme either directly from BSc Medical Informatics or indirectly from a range of other first-degree courses.
Students may join the Master’s programme either directly from BSc Medical Informatics or indirectly from a range of other first-degree courses. Indirect entrants can come from a variety of backgrounds, including
Holders of a Bachelor’s degree in another subject from a university in the Netherlands or abroad must apply in advance to the Examination Board at the School of Medical Informatics, providing full details of their qualification and its curriculum. There are three possibilities:
Full details of the admission requirements can be found in the attached document.
Holders of a Bachelor’s-equivalent hbo degree in a relevant subject, such as Computer Science, must also apply in advance with full details of their qualification and the curriculum. In most cases, these students are admitted to the MSc subject to successful completion of a conversion programme.
All students with qualifications from outside the Netherlands (EEA and non-EEA) who are non-native English speakers, are required to have passed an English proficiency test. The following three tests are accepted as proof of proficiency in English:
Students who have completed a degree in Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States may be granted an exemption from this requirement.
Full details of the admission requirements, and more information about the conversion programme can be found in the document you can download below.
You can apply for the Master's programme by completing the application form you can download below, and returning it to the Examination Board at the School of Medical Informatics.
Application is not the same as enrolment, and it does not oblige you to actually enrol in the course. In consultation with the master’s co-ordinator, the Examination Board first decides whether your existing qualifications entitle you to unconditional admission to the programme and, if not, what additional tuition you require and how this can be provided. Any necessary conversion programme is designed on an individual basis and is worth a maximum of 26 European study credits (EC). Once you meet all the prerequisites for the course, you will receive an admission certificate. This entitles you to enrol in the Master’s programme in accordance with the standard UvA procedures.
Each academic year, there are two starting dates: 1 September and 1 February. Students resident in the Netherlands are advised to register half a year in advance, because of the assessment of your qualifications. Students not currently resident in the Netherlands are advised to apply one year in advance, because of the assessment of your qualifications, practical matters and the possibility of a conversion programme or test.
If you have any questions about deficiencies or practical matters, please contact the master’s co-ordinator or a student advisor.
For this MSc programme, standard tuition fees apply.