• imarc@law.eur.nl​
  • Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 16:00

Admission and selection criteria

The application procedure for September 2019 will open end of January. More details about the procedure and deadlines will follow soon.

Please contact us through the contact form or email your personal information to imarc@law.eur.nl and we will keep you informed about the programme, including admission details and deadlines.

Admissions are dealt with centrally at Rotterdam for all three Universities.

  • Students with a Bachelor’s diploma in Criminology are admitted unconditionally
  • Students with a Bachelor’s diploma in Social Sciences or Humanities or Law are admitted if the holder can
    • demonstrate knowledge of questions of deviance and social control
    • demonstrate sufficient knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods (see below)
  • All applicants are required to write a letter of motivation, on which basis a selection is made, with relevant diploma(s) and list of grades including a description of the grading system.
  • Students are asked to indicate their first and second preference for a track at one of four universities. Allocation of students depends on preferences as well as available spots per university. All students need to choose at least two different European universities in total. The university you study will execute a degree, so you will have –at least- two degrees.
  • All applicants are required to send information on their prior/current education (in your CV):
    • name bachelor degree obtained/to obtain
    • educational institution, location, country of prior/current education
    • if applicable the specialisation, major and/or minor
    • start date and duration of the prior/current education

For holders of a Bachelor’s diploma in Social Sciences or Humanities or Law,  the candidates knowledge of research methods is assessed based on courses description of completed Bachelor courses, according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the strengths, limitations and ethical concerns of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of formulating theoretically and empirically embedded research questions.
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of different research designs and research methods that are appropriate for answering different research questions.
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of and basic skills in analysing quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Demonstrate basic experience in formulating a theoretically and empirically embedded scientific argument.

All students wishing to apply for the IMARC Programme must show evidence of proficiency in English. This should take the form of:

  • a minimum IELTS (International English Testing System) score of 6.5. More information https://www.ielts.org/.
  • or a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores of 90 for the internet-based test. More information: https://www.ets.org/toefl
  • a Cambridge Certificate Advanced English (CAE), with a minimum grade of C or Cambridge Certificate Proficiency English (CPE) will also be accepted.

Erasmus does not accept Institutional TOEFL test scores. The IELTS and TOEFL test results must not be older than two years. You can arrange a test by contacting a TOEFL or IELT test centre in the area of your country.

A test score will not be necessary if you are a native English speaker or hold a first degree or higher degree from an institution in which English is the primary language of instruction.

  • EEA students: €4,500 euro per year
  • Non-EEA students: €9,000 euro per year

Stay up-to-date about our programme

Interested in our programme? Please fill out this form and we will contact you when more information about the programme will be available.