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Vitality and Ageing (MSc)

Admission requirements

The Master’s Vitality and Ageing stimulates interdisciplinary thought. Meaning that motivated students with a broad scale of Bachelor backgrounds will potentially be admitted to the programme.

Questions?

If you have any questions about admissions and enrolment, please use the online contact form for the Student Affairs Front Office, using ‘Admission request’ as the subject.

If you have any questions about the programme itself, please contact masterVA@lumc.nl.

Entry requirements for students with a Dutch bachelor’s degree

In the menu below, you'll find the interdisciplinary eligible Bachelor's degrees of Vitality and Ageing. Students with the following Bachelor’s degrees are freely admissible:

If your Bachelor’s is not on this list, please read the information below at 'All other Bachelor’s backgrounds'.

Students with the following Bachelor’s degrees are freely admissible:

  • Geneeskunde [Medicine];
  • Biomedische Wetenschappen [Biomedical Sciences];
  • Gezondheid en Leven [Health and Life Sciences]; 
  • Gezondheidswetenschappen [Health Sciences]; 
  • Voeding en Gezondheid [Nutrition and Health]; 
  • Klinische Technologie [Clinical Technology];
  • Technische Geneeskunde [Technical Medicine]; 
  • Liberal Arts, with a major/specialisation in Public Health, Global Health or premedical programme from University College;
  • Bewegingswetenschappen [Movement Sciences];
  • Gezondheid en Maatschappij [Health and Society];
  • Psychologie [Psychology];
  • European Public Health.

Deadline for registration (for students from EER countries): 15th of June 2022

For further questions of the admission requirements, please contact our study advisor Lucia Creveld: StudyadvisorVA@Lumc.nl.

Students with other Bachelor’s backgrounds than mentioned above are invited to submit a request for admission to the Board of Admissions of the Master’s. This request will be individually reviewed.

All candidates may submit a request for admission with a Bachelor’s degree that shows sufficient skills, understanding and knowledge of human biological mechanisms and the human body. Students with a Bachelor of a University of Applied Science (HBO; health domain) are also welcome to apply. As part of the admission process the Board of Admissions will provide these students two e-learnings (equivalent to 1 EC per e-learning) and will then conduct an interview to review your admission. In addition, please note for admission to the programme, sufficient command of the English language is required (English tests accepted, results may not be more than two years old). For Dutch students, knowledge of the English language at VWO level is required.

Qualitative admission requirements

In addition to the above requirements, the following qualitative admission requirements apply:

  • Grade Point Average of at least 6.0 Dutch grading system (or international equivalent) at the submission deadline;
  • Motivation letter; stating why the applicant has chosen this master’s programme; the applicant’s knowledge of, and experience in biology; the applicant’s knowledge of, and experience with older individuals; and the applicant’s knowledge of and experience with management; the applicant’s experience with research and the applicant’s future career perspectives.

Deadline for registration (for students from EER countries): 15th of June 2022

For further questions of the admission requirements, please contact our study advisor Lucia Creveld: StudyadvisorVA@Lumc.nl.

Entry requirements for students with non-Dutch diplomas

In the menu below, you'll find the requirements for international students:

  • Sufficient level of English is required for international students*, proven by one of the following qualifications:
  • IELTS, each test component must score a minimum of 6.0; with an average score of at least 6.5;
  • TOEFL, overall score 90 (internet based), each test component must score a minimum of 22  (internet based);
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) or C1 Advanced (CAE) 180, Cambridge component score 176

*This requirement does not apply if you have one of the following diplomas or meet the criteria of:

  • An International Baccalaureate diploma (with English A);
  • A diploma of secondary or higher education completed in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or Canada (with the exception of French-taught education in Canada);
  • A diploma of an English-taught university degree programme completed at a Dutch research university;
  • A pre-university education (VWO) diploma.

*The Language Advisor to the Board of Admissions may conduct an interview with the applicant by telephone to verify his/her level of English.

All international applications will be reviewed by the Board of Admissions of the masters.

For further questions of the admission requirements, please contact our study advisor Lucia Creveld: StudyadvisorVA@Lumc.nl.

Language requirements

For detailed information about which English qualifications are accepted, as well as the relevant exemption criteria, refer to English language proficiency.

Please note: You do not have to submit proof of proficiency if you have completed your education in US, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or Canada (with the exception of French-taught education in Canada);

or when you hold an International Baccalaureate, or for Dutch students, if you have completed VWO level English or an English taught bachelor at a Dutch Research University or a high school (or higher) diploma determined by SEA (Admissions Office) in an EER country, where English has been studied up to and including the final year of the programme, and  where the level of English can be considered comparable to Dutch VWO (pre-university education).

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