Admission and procedures

Only highly motivated and talented students will be admitted to participate in the ICMS master program. The selection will be based on:

  • Grades in the bachelor phase (minimum average 7,5 out of 10)
  • Demonstrated multidisciplinary interest
  • Ambition to follow a PhD program or to work in a research environment
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English 

Required: Successful admission to a TU/e Master degree program in one of the following departments: Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science.

To apply for the Complex Molecular Systems Master program, please send a motivation letter, your Curriculum Vitae and a list with grades of your bachelor program to Cindy Plompen ( If this meets the requirements, you will be invited for a personal meeting (short interview and introduction to the ICMS). A short recommendation by your ‘afstudeerdocent’, who is also an ICMS core staff member, is required. Only after the personal meeting the admission can be completed. Preferably, you start with the program in September. The list with ICMS core staff members can be found on our website (see ‘about - members’).

After having passed the selection procedure for the ICMS master program you can register as a certificate student Complex Molecular Systems by filling in the Registration Form. José Janssen is the ICMS contact person at the student administration BME and she will take care of the further registration process.

Participating in the Master program
After being admitted to the ICMS master program and having registered as certificate student, your study program can be designed. As one of ICMS staff members is your undergraduate project supervisor (afstudeerdocent) he/she might help you in choosing the relevant electives. This study program has to be submitted via the Form Study Program to Cindy Plompen and after approval by the exam committee you are ready to start.

Finishing the Master program
After having completed all courses, you are in charge! Contact José Janssen at the student administration of BME and let her know that you have finished your individual study program. After a check if your results fit with the study program as was decided upon at start, it will be forwarded to the exam committee for official approval. If successful, the student administration will prepare the certificate. Please do this well in time, as the certificate will be presented to you during the diploma ceremony of the department.