Bachelor Biomedical Technology


Why selection?

We as TU/e are known for our small-scale, personal approach. To maintain this approach and the high quality of our programs, we need to ensure that the right students enroll in our most popular bachelor’s degree programs. For this reason, we appeal to you as a prospective student to give your choice of program enough thought.If there are more applications than we can accommodate, we will select those students who best match our selection profile.

Selection for 2019-2020 enrollment

The success of both Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences and Technology has resulted in a very strong increase in the number of enrolments in recent years. In order to guarantee the high quality of the program, it was decided to limit the intake of both majors in the academic year 2019-2020, using selection. Please mind that the final enrolment date for programs with selection is January 15, 2019.

The selection procedure for the majors Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences and Technology is combined, since they are both part of the same bachelor’s program. The maximum number of students which can enroll in the academic year 2019-2020 for the bachelor’s program Biomedical Engineering (both majors) is 275. 

In the academic year 2018-2019, everyone who participated in the selection procedure was admitted. Of course, this does not provide you a guarantee for the coming academic year, but we encourage everyone with interest in the bachelor’s program to participate in the selection procedure.

Selection procedure

The selection process uses the following criteria:

1. Average school grades.

This is the average of the grades you obtained in 5-VWO for the courses that will be part of your VWO final exams. For students with a previous education outside the Netherlands an equivalent average will hold (e.g. GPA of the year before graduation).

2. The Biomedical Admission Test (BMAT)

Your average 5-VWO-grade is combined with the result of the BMAT.

Based on these criteria score, a ranking is made; both criteria are equally weighted. The student with the highest score gets the lowest ranking number,  the student with the second best score gets the next ranking, and so forth

Make sure that you meet all requirements, for instance by sending in the requested documents in time. You may otherwise run the risk of being excluded from enrollment, which would be unfortunate.

When on 16 January 2019 the number of applications is lower, or equal to the number of places available for the program, no selection will take place. The candidates then need to take part in one of the study choice check days, which are planned in the spring. 

Selection day Saturday 16 februari 2019

The Biomedical Admission Test (BMAT) will be conducted during the selection day on Saturday February 16th 2019 at TU/e. You have to take part in the selection day if you want to start the major Biomedical Engineering or the major Medical Sciences and Technology in September 2019. No exceptions are possible.

The BMAT is developed by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing. The test is in English and consists of three parts:

  • Part 1: Construction and skills
  • Part 2: Scientific knowledge and applications
  • Part 3: Writing assignment

The BMAT is a difficult test on purpose and is broader than the bachelor’s program. The test is specifically developed to perform selection; grades below 6 are common and are not considered an unsatisfactory mark.

Overview of important dates

January 15 2019

Deadline registration Studielink

January 15 2019

Deadline notice functional limitations (e.g. dyslexia or ADHD) and deadline notice when you’re not able te travel to Eindhoven (both via email to )

January 31 2019

Deadline upload branded transition report VWO-5

February 16 2019

Selection day with BMAT

April 15 2019

Notification ranking number via Studielink


On the website of Cambridge Assessment Admission Testing you can find various exercise materials, so you can prepare for the test. 

  • Part 1 tests the following skills: problem-solving skills, understanding arguments, data analysis and drawing conclusions.
  • Part 2 tests how well you can apply the scientific knowledge and mathematics of secondary school /education.
  • Part 3 tests how well you can select, develop and organize ideas. It also examines how clearly, concretely and effectively you present these ideas. 

For more information you can visit the website about BMAT Netherlands.

Attention please
External training courses are offered in preparation for the BMAT. The TU/e and Cambridge Assessment Admission Testing do not organize these courses. We can thus not hold liable for information obtained in such courses.


Keep an eye on your spam folder in your email inbox. Always use the email address that you have used to register in Studielink. You will receive several emails about the selection procedure.

You can sign in to Studielink with DigiD. If you do not have a DigiD yet, make sure you request one at least a month before the official application deadline.

After the selection

If you receive a ranking number of 275 or lower, you are directly granted admission to the Biomedical Engineering bachelor’s degree program. Confirm your enrollment within two weeks by completing your registration in Studielink. If you fail to do so, your place will go to the next person on the ranking list. If you received a ranking number higher than 275, you may still be offered admission in the next weeks. Keep an eye on Studielink and your email. A ranking number higher than 275 does not mean that you are definitely not admitted to the program.

Students with a previous education outside the Netherlands should submit a complete application via Studielink and Osiris portal before 15 January 2019, and send the  required hard copy documents via post to be received by TU/e no later than 15 January 2019.

Preferably apply this year, so we can inform you in time if your registration is not correct or complete.

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