Applying to UCR

Once you decide that you want to study at UCR, you need to apply. The steps for applying are detailed below. UCR communicates with applicants via e-mail, so if you have not heard from us, make sure to check your spam-box.

Also know that since most students apply to UCR before receiving their diploma, invitations to study at UCR are conditional. Once you pass or complete your preceding studies, we can finalize the offer.

If you have any questions about applying, contact us at

Application Deadlines

Fall semester applicants: apply before April 1st* / May 1st. In 2021, the deadline has been extended to June 1st for Dutch, EU, and EEA students.
Applications open in October of the year before you start.

Spring semester applicants: apply for October 1st* / November 1st.
Applications open in July of the year before you start.

* The first deadline is for students with a non-EEA nationality who need a residence permit.

Application Steps

Please note the following

UCR is a small university and with that comes a small admissions team. This means that the complete application process may take up to two months, from you registering in Studielink and submitting your complete application to the final decision. This final decision is conditional until you send us your final grades.

Once a new student has graduated or passed the preceding program, our offer will be finalized. For questions, or if you did not pass the diploma you applied with, please contact the Admissions Office (

Cancelled application

UCR will cancel applications in the following circumstances:

  • The application deadline has passed and no completed application has been submitted by the prospective student after repeated reminders.
  • The prospective student was rejected.
  • The prospective student has not responded to an interview invitation or an offer after repeated reminders.

If you have questions about us cancelling your application, send an e-mail to