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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.

Master's Admission: Exceptional circumstances

The University is providing an option for third-year Bachelor’s students who have encountered a study delay because of the corona measures and wish to begin a Master’s programme in the 2021-2022 academic year.

For the Master’s programme in Vitality and Ageing this means that you will be allowed to
complete your Bachelor’s programme during the 2021-2022 academic year and will already be allowed to begin your Master’s programme on 1 September 2021.

The following additional conditions apply:

  1. Only candidates from directly admissible Bachelor's programmes are allowed to enter the programme with a deficiency of maximal 15 ECTS. 
  2. You will have to have completed your Bachelor’s programme by 31 August 2022 at the latest.

Please contact our study advisor for more information: studyadvisorva@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];
  • European Public Health.

based on the level of a Bachelor’s degree, of an NVAO accredited programme, at a Dutch or Flemish University.

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

All admission requests will be reviewed by the Board of Admissions of the masters.

Deadline for registration: 15th of June 2021

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) are requested to substantiate how they acquired sufficient academic skills. Academic skills can be obtained by for example completing a relevant premaster, a relevant minor at a university or by relevant work and research experience.  In addition for Dutch students, sufficient English 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: 15th of June 2021

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).

  • Enrol on and request admission to both programmes:
    1. Fill in this form before 1st of August.
    2. Register for the master’s programme in Studielink
    3. Request admission in uSis before 1st of August
    4. Re-enrol for the bachelor’s or pre-master’s programme before 1 September for a maximum of one month.
  • Your master’s enrolment will be definitive as of 1 September 2021 on the condition that you have completed your bachelor’s programme before 31 August 2022 at the latest; otherwise your master’s enrolment will be cancelled.
  • You pay only one tuition fee, so you only pay for your master’s programme. This is on the condition that you have completed your bachelor’s programme by 31 August 2022 at the latest and have de-registered for this programme. If your master’s enrolment is cancelled, you pay the tuition fee for continuing the bachelor’s programme. If you are following a bachelor’s programme at another institution, you can request proof of tuition fee payment (bewijs betaald collegegeld) so that you will not have to pay the tuition fee.

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