Admission requirements

All applicants that wish to fill a PhD position at Erasmus MC must fulfil the following academic requirements:

Master degree
EUR requires PhD candidates to have a bachelor's degree and a master degree.

English Language requirement 
In 2006 EUR implemented an English language requirement. According to the EUR doctoral regulations, the minimum score for the English language test must be: IELTS overall score of 7.0 (comparable to TOEFL PBT: 600; TOEFL CBT: 250; TOEFL IBT: 95). 

Exemption from the English language requirement is given on presentation of one of the following: 

1. Master's degree obtained in the Netherlands, Belgium or Luxembourg 
2. Diploma International Baccalaureate 
3. Diploma European Baccalaureate 
4. Evidence of at least 2.5 years of English-taught secondary education in an English-speaking country. PhD candidates with one of the following nationalities, or PhD candidates who have completed at least two and a half years of secondary education in one of these countries, are exempt from an English language test: United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Currently we do not support any other type of exemptions with regards to the English language requirements.