Premaster Biomedical Technology and Physics


Generally speaking, students must complete their Bachelor’s or pre-Master’s before starting on their Master’s programme. This is known as the ‘BSc-before-MSc rule’. Due to the corona crisis, however, some students have had to partially stop their studies, resulting in an unfortunate delay.

There has been examined how an exception to this BSc-before-MSc rule can be made possible for (pre)master’s programmes at VU Amsterdam. This means that, under certain conditions, students who are lacking credits for no more than a few courses (this may also be the final project), will still be able to start their Premaster programme at VU Amsterdam next year. This is a one-off measure. The missing credits must be completed during the 2020-2021 academic year, in other words no later than August 31 2021. Please read carefully below which rules apply for admission into the Premaster programme Biomedical Technology and Physics. 

Premaster programme Biomedical Technology and Physics.
The following rules apply this year for admission into the Premaster programme:

Target group
Number of EC at least achieved / % EC achieved
HBO bachelor students210 EC
WO students   
150 EC
Please note that, apart from the rules above, other admission criteria / requirements that are not EC related are still applicable and must be met to be considered for admission into the Premaster programme.

Vraag de zachte knip aan
Voldoe je aan deze voorwaarden of verwacht je hier uiterlijk 31 augustus aan te voldoen? Vraag dan uiterlijk 1 augustus de zachte knip aan. Dit kun je doen door het formulier in te vullen.
Wil je in september starten met een premasterprogramma? Vul dan het formulier voor zachte knip naar premaster in.

Students with a Bachelor's degree in a field that corresponds to a sufficient extent with the subject area covered by the Master's programme can request admission to the pre-Master’s programme.

The  pre-Master’s programme is tailor-made and comprises [30] EC, the programme is typically a sub-set of the following units of study: 

a.    Statistiek (6 EC, period 1+2)
b .   Thermodynamica (3 EC, period 2)
c.    Programming for MNW (3 EC, period 3)
d.   Mathematische methoden (6 EC, period 4)
e.   Optica en optisch waarnemen (6 EC, period 4)
f.    Quantum tot molecuul (6 EC, period 4)
g.   Differentiaal vergelijkingen (6 EC, period 5)

Proof of a successfully completed pre-Master’s programme serves as proof of admission to the Master's programme specified within it in the subsequent academic year.4. The free elective space in the master programme offers the schedule opportunities to fulfill these requirements.

All general information about admission and application for a premaster programme can be found here. Please note that the Faculty of Sciences does not require students to participate at the premaster assessment.   


You can apply for the pre-Master's Programme via Studielink. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. The deadline for application is 15 juli.


If you have any questions about the pre-Master's Programme, please contact the Educational Office: