Enrolment Procedure

Deadlines & Documents

Application Deadline

  • The Application Deadline for ALL students is 1 APRIL 2018 9.00 hrs AM CET.

Please apply and upload your documents through Studielink (https://app.studielink.nl/front-office/) in time!!

Target Groups

Two main target groups will be eligible to enrol in the program:

I] Excellent academic students with a Bachelor degree in Medicine, Biology, Biomedical sciences, (Bio)Chemistry, or related studies:

  • from Erasmus MC
  • from another Dutch university
  • from an international university

II] Excellent non-academic students with a Bachelor degree from an Applied Sciences University (laboratory colleges or equivalent), only after nomination by their college:

  • from Applied Sciences University Rotterdam
  • from another Dutch Applied Sciences University
  • from an international equivalent

English proficiency

The applicant should have a good working command of the English language, both oral and written. Foreign applicants whose native language is not English should submit the official score of either one of the approved English Language Tests (TOEFLS or IELTS).

Requested documents for the application

For ALL applicants:

  • The completed Application Form
  • A Motivation letter
  • A Resumé
  • List of your grades and diplomas
  • At least 2 letters of recommendation from your professors, teachers or supervisors
  • Copy of the personal data page in your passport (non-EU) or ID-card

For foreign applicants whose native language is not English a copy of a recent:

  • TOEFL test (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) with minimal score:
    • 550 for paper based test
    • 213 for computer based test,
    • 80 for internet based test,


  • IELTS test (International English Language Testing System) with minimal score: 6

How to send in your application

You will need to apply and upload your documents through Studielink (https://app.studielink.nl/front-office/).

We will NOT accept applications sent by email or regular mail!

Further dates

  • Interviews will be scheduled between 16 -30 APRIL 2018:
    • For students living in the Netherlands interviews will take place at Erasmus MC
    • For students living abroad, interviews will be done using webcams through an internet connection (Skype)

  • First week of MAY 2018 at the latest all students will be informed whether or not they are admitted.

  • The 1st Summer Course for Class 2016-2018 starts on Monday 3 September 2018.

Applications and information

For information and further questions, please send us an email message to:



  • 1 APRIL 2018 9.00AM CET


Personal Scholarships

For all Research Master programs at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), tuition fees for non-EU non-EEA citizens are € 18.000/year.

As Research Master Infection & Immunity, we only have a very limited number of very competitive personal scholarships available.

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) which has provided fellowships for professionals from 51 countries is currently being phased out. The aim of the programme, which was initiated and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is to help reduce the shortage of skilled workers in the selected countries, through training courses and programmes that are facilitated by Dutch higher education institutions.

On 1 July 2017 the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) entered a new phase as a new programme under the name Kennisontwikkelings programma (KOP).

KOP aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education.

Read more about KOP

NUFFIC Grantfinder

Grantfinder is a fast and easy-to-use scholarships search engine. Students can use Grantfinder to look for available sources of funding for their study in the Netherlands.

Check the Grantfinder website and Find a Scholarship!


Students from the USA PLEASE NOTE that Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus MC are eligible:

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