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) or Cambridge C2 level.

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. 

The test scores for IELTS and TOEFL are valid for two years from the starting date of the PhD project. The Cambridge test does not have an expiration date.