Study-choice check

Choosing the right bachelor's degree program increases your chances of success. We will help you by looking at whether the program you have applied for is a good match. This study-choice check is mandatory for all Dutch bachelor's degree programs that do not have a selection procedure.  

Questionnaire, report, interview and study-choice days

After you have submitted your application to Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in Studielink, the Dutch enrollment portal, you will get an invitation to do the study-choice check. 

The study-choice check consists of at least: 

  • An online questionnaire 
  • An advice report 
  • An interview with a representative of your program about the report (on campus or by telephone/MS Teams/Skype)

The study-choice check of most programs includes mandatory additional (online) activities (representative educational experience), such as a test, a video lecture, a presentation, and/or an assignment. The respective program determines whether these activities take place on campus and/or online.

The study-choice check will be finalised with the study-choice days.

The dates for the Data Science study-choice days are set for:

  • Thursday March 9th 2023 at TU/e (registration closed)
  • Tuesday March 28th 2023 at TU/e
  • Tuesday April 18th 2023 at TiU
  • Thursday June 8th 2023 at TU/e

The dates for the Applied Mathematics study-choice days are set for:

  • Monday April 3rd 2023
  • Tuesday May 2nd 2023
  • Monday June 12th 2023

The dates for the Biomedical Engineering/Medical Sciences and Technology study choice afternoons are:

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2023
  • Thursday, June 8, 2023
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2023
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Regarding Biomedical Engineering/Medical Sciences and Technology: after receiving your invitation for the study choice check and link to the questionnaire, you will be automatically placed in the next available study choice day.

The dates for the Electrical Eningeering and Automotive Technology days are (online from 9:45 to 12:30):

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023

  • Thursday, June 8, 2023

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2023

The dates for the Industrial Engineering study choice afternoons are:

  • Monday, April 3, 2023
  • Monday, April 24, 2023
  • Monday, June 26, 2023
  • Monday July 10, 2023

The dates for the Psychology & Technology study choice afternoons are:

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2023
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023

The dates for the Sustainable Innovation study choice afternoons are:

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2023
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2023
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2023

The dates for the Applied Physics study choice afternoons are:

  • Monday, April 24, 2023
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The dates of the Industrial Design study-choice days are:

  • Thursday 20 April,
  • Tuesday 30 May,
  • Tuesday 20 June,
  • Thursday 22 June,
  • Tuesday 27 June

Regarding Industrial Design: After completing the study choice questionnaire, you will be assigned to the next available study choice day.
Make sure to have completed the questionnaire on 11 June latest.

For the studies Industrial Engineering, Sustainable Innovation and Psychology & Technology, an online test will also take place after the online questionnaire. For this you will timely receive the homework to study and you can schedule the test yourself within a time frame of multiple days. This completes the advisory report, which will then be discussed in the advisory meeting. After the advisory meeting, we advise you to participate in one of the on-campus study choice afternoons, where you can meet prospective fellow students and experience representative first-year education.

Is the study-choice check outcome binding?

Completing the study-choice check is mandatory, but the outcome does not influence your admission to the program. The main purpose of the study-choice check is to help you reflect on your choice of program and the fit between the program and you. Consider the check a useful way to prepare yourself for your studies.  

If the outcome is positive, and their appears a good fit between the program and you, you can take it as a good sign.  

If the outcome indicates that the fit between you and the program is not very good, that means we recommend that you do further research into this program and others.  

What to do if the outcome is not so good?

It may not be immediately clear what to do if the study-choice check indicates that the fit between the program and you is only so-so or even poor. To help you, we offer the option to talk to one of our study-choice coaches: to discuss topics like what to do next, how to find a bachelor's degree program that matches your skills and interests and how to ask the right questions to determine a good match. To request a conversation with a study-choice coach, send an email via the contact form.

If you have questions that do not have anything to do with the study-choice check outcome, for instance about the contents of a bachelor's degree program, please contact the program’s study advisor. Look for contact details on the homepage of that program or click on one of the bachelor programs below.