Prior education requirements
Applicants should hold a university level Bachelor’s degree. This degree should be of an academic nature, as opposed to a technical or professional degree. A degree in medicine or (biomedical) sciences gives you a good base for the Master of Epidemiology. However, if you have another academic background and feel that you would benefit from more knowledge in epidemiology, statistics and research methods, to strengthen your research, you might be the right candidate as well.
All international students have to go through the online application procedure. As a first step, the Admission Board will review your grades, your background in medicine, epidemiology and statistics, and your motivation.
Students who are still completing their Bachelor’s degree are also encouraged to apply. They should submit an official letter in English from their university confirming that the student is expected to finalise their Bachelor’s studies at the end of the current academic year, and submit up-to-date authenticated transcripts with the results of the previous years.
The programme is taught in English. Candidates are therefore required to demonstrate their English language proficiency.
If your degree was not issued by a recognised educational institution in Belgium or the Netherlands, you will have to provide evidence of your level of English.
You can do this in two ways:
- By submitting proof that you have studied at least one academic year (or 60 ECTS credits) in an English-language Bachelor's or Master's programme. The Admission Board may require additional proof of your command of English.
- By submitting your results on a TOEFL or IELTS language test, with the following minimum scores:
- Paper-based TOEFL: minimum 550
- Internet-based TOEFL: minimum 80
- Computer-based TOEFL: minimum 213
- IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 and minimum score of 6.0 for each individual component
- Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): minimum B2
Results obtained on other language tests will not be accepted.
See also: general information on language requirements.