Bachelor Medical Sciences and Technology


Why selection?

TU/e is 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 a lot of thought. In addition, 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 Technology 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 programs in the academic year 2019-2020, using selection. The final enrolment date for programs with selection is 15 January 2019.

A selection procedure is in place for the major Biomedical Technology and major Medical Sciences and Technology, because they belong to the same bachelor program. The maximum number of students that can enroll  in this program in the academic year 2019-2020 academic -for both majors-  is 275. This is a high limit! So do not get discouraged. Give the selection procedure your best shot.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, everyone who had participated in the selection procedure was ultimately admitted. Of course, this does not give any guarantee for the next academic year, but we encourage everyone who would like to follow the programme to participate in the selection procedure.

Selection procedure

The selection process has the following criteria:

  • School grades.

This is the average of all your 5 vwo grades from your final exam, or equivalent for students with a previous education outside the Netherlands (GPA year before graduation)

  •  The Biomedical Admission Test (BMAT)

Your average 5 vwo final exam grade is combined with the result of the BMAT, both criteria count for 50%. Based on this information, a ranking is made. The student with the highest scores gets the lowest ranking number, the one with the highest ranking number after that.

Make sure that you meet these criteria, for instance by sending in the required documents in time. Otherwise, you may run the risk of being excluded from enrollment, which would be a pity.

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

Selection day Saturday 16 februari 2019

If you want to start the major Medical Sciences and Technology program in September 2019, you are required to take part in the selection day. No exceptions are possible.The BMAT test will be conducted on Saturday 16 February 2019 at TU/e. The test was 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


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

After the selection

If you receive a ranking number of 275 or lower, you are directly granted admission to the major Medical Sciences and Technology program. Confirm your enrollment within two weeks by completing your registration in Studielink. If you do not to this, your place will go to the next person on the ranking list. If you received a ranking number higher than the maximum number, this means that within the next few weeks, you may still be offered a spot. Keep an eye on Studielink and your email.

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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