Application procedure

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The application period for the 2017-2019 cohort on the basis of scholarships is now open, and will close on January 15th, 2017. The deadline for self-financing students will be 15 March 2017 for non-EU/EEA students and May 1st, 2017 for EU/EEA students.


Your application consists of two steps:

  1. Fill in and submit the digital application form.
  2. Send application in hard copy.

If one of the forms (digital or in hard copy) is missing after the deadline, your application will not be considered as part of the selection procedure.

1. Fill in and submit the digital application form

If you think you meet the requirements and wish to be enrolled in the European Master in System Dynamics, you can fill in and submit the digital application form together with a scanned digital copy of:

  • your cv, including a short summary of your Bachelor thesis (in English)
  • legally certified copies of your diplomas and transcripts
  • legally certified translations of your diploma and transcripts by a sworn translator (in English)
  • legally certified copy of your passport
  • letter of motivation, describing why you feel you should be admitted to the programme (in English)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (in English)
  • legally certified copy of an IELTS, a TOEFL or a CAE/CPE certificate (for more information on our language requirements, please see Admission Requirements on this website)

2. Send application in hard copy

After having submitted your digital application form, you will receive a link named ‘print out application form’. Print your application form, sign it and send it to us together with the following hard copy files:

  • your cv, including a short summary of your Bachelor thesis (in English)
  • legally certified copies of your diplomas and transcripts
  • legally certified translations of your diploma and transcripts by a sworn translator (in English)
  • legally certified copy of your passport
  • letter of motivation, describing why you feel you should be admitted to the programme (in English)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (in English)
  • legally certified copy of an IELTS, a TOEFL or a CAE/CPE certificate

Send your hard copy application to:
Radboud University
Application European Master in System Dynamics
Ms. Maaike van Ommen
Thomas van Aquinostraat 3.00.42
6525 GD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Important notice

  • Students from China need a NUFFIC certificate before their application can be processed.
  • Please note that you cannot apply for more than 3 Erasmus Mundus programmes/scholarships.
  • Students from a Partner Country may not have carried out their main activities (studies, training, work) or not have been residents in one of the Programme Countries for more than 12 months in the past 5 years. If this 12-month rule applies to you, you may only apply to the EMSD programme for a Programme Country scholarship (formerly Cat B).

It is important to allow enough time for both the visa application process and the grant / scholarship application process. For this reason we request you send us your application form before 15 January 2017. We will need up to six weeks to process your application and to make a selection of students who are
a) admitted to the programme and
b) admitted to the programme and who qualify for a scholarship.
c) not admitted to the programme.
Students will be notified about the selection results in March 2017.

Selection results will be send to the Erasmus Mundus Agency EACEA in Brussels latest 28 February 2016. The EACEA needs at leat 60 days to validate the selection results. Final and validated selection results are expected latest the 1st of May 2017. The consortium will notify student as soon as possible both by e-mail.

The Admission Decision

The preliminary admission decision will be based on the information provided in the application form. If the information is incomplete, the EMSD-board reserves the right to reject an application.
After receipt of your application form and the necessary documents, one of the student counsellors will check to see if the application is complete and he or she will review your previous education.
The student counsellor will submit your application to the Examining Board of the programme, who recommends that you either be admitted or denied admission.

If you have any questions about the application procedure, please check our Frequently Asked Questions or send an e-mail to the EMSD Team at  info@europeansystemdynamics.eu.