The admission requirements for the master’s programme in Mental Health depend on your prior qualifications.
Graduates from a relevant University bachelor's and/or master's programme
When you have obtained one of the following diplomas, you are directly admissible to the master's in Mental Health:
- a bachelor's in Mental Health (= GGZ)
- a bachelor’s in Psychology followed by a UM master’s in one of the following specialisations: Health & Social Psychology, Legal Psychology, Developmental Psychology or Neuropsychology
Graduates from a relevant University of Applied Sciences (in Dutch: hbo)
Students with a relevant University of Applied Sciences degree can follow a pre-master year. Once you have successfully completed this pre-master, you get access to the master’s programme. For more information on the pre-master year, please contact the faculty: + 31 43 388 57 98.
Relevant fields are among others:
Creative Arts Therapy; Pedagogy; Social work; Applied psychology.
Mens en Techniek / Biometrics (minor Psychiatry/GGZ); Cesar Therapy (minor Psychiatry/GGZ); Logopedy (minor Psychiatry/GGZ); Mensendieck Physiotherapy (minor Psychiatry/GGZ); Nursing (minor Psychiatry/GGZ); Occupational Therapy (minor Psychiatry/GGZ); Physiotherapy (minor Psychiatry/GGZ); Psychomotor therapy and exercise agogie (minor Psychiatry/GGZ).
Teacher primary education (Pabo) (minor special education); Teacher healthcare and welfare (minor special education); Teacher pedagogy (minor special education).
Advanced nursing practice (psychiatric direction).
1. Submit your curriculum vitae
All candidates must provide a cv. Please list your education, relevant extracurricular activities and internship/professional experience.
2. Demonstrate proficiency in Dutch
Language requirements for Dutch-language bachelor and master programmes
As Dutch is the language of instruction in this study programme, students must be proficient in the Dutch language. A minimum level corresponding to NT2-II (Dutch as a second language) is required for this study programme.
You automatically meet the language requirements for this study programme if one or more of the following conditions apply:
- you have completed a HAVO or VWO high school programme
- you have completed a HBO or WO study programme in Dutch
- you have completed a prior study programme outside of the Netherlands with Dutch as a second language. Candidates automatically meet the language requirement for a Dutch UM bachelor's or master's degree programme if they have obtained the following diplomas or certificates outside the Netherlands:
- Belgium, Flanders: Diploma of Secondary Education
- Belgium, Wallonia: Diploma of Secondary Education with Dutch as an exam subject.
- Germany: Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife with Niederländisch as "Prüfungsfach" or "Leistungsfach"
- Suriname: VWO diploma or HBO (P) Diploma
- United Kingdom: GCE A-level or GCE AS-level in Dutch
- France: Diplộme du Baccalauréat Général: Dutch as first, second or third language
- European Baccalaureate: Dutch as first or second language
- International Baccalaureate: Dutch A at Standard Level or Higher Level, Dutch B at Higher Level
- Certificate Dutch as a Foreign Language (CNaVT): Educatief Startbekwaam (STRT) and Educatief Professioneel (EDUP) or Profiel Taalvaardigheid Hoger Onderwijs (PTHO)
- you can adhere to the language requirement in a different way, for example by obtaining a certificate Staatsexamen Nederlands als tweede taal, minimum level II (NT2-II), or a similar certification such as via the CNaVT*
Please note that UM can reject your application or set additional requirements if there are reasonable doubts about your Dutch language proficiency.
* See http://cnavt.org/en/introduction for Educatief Startbekwaam (STRT) and Educatief Professional (EDUP) (admission higher education)
As this master's programme makes use of Dutch ánd English reading materials, it is highly recommended that you have a good English language proficiency.
Non-EEA students must pay a €100 handling fee
Non-EEA students who apply for this master's programme will have to pay a handling fee. Your application will not be taken into consideration without the required fee of €100 (excl. bank costs) which you will have to pay when you apply.
The handling fee is to cover certain administrative costs in relation to your application.