Admission and application

If you want to be admitted to the MSc programme Technical Medicine, you have to meet the admission requirements. These requirements depend on your Bachelor's degree. Below you can read all about the requirements and more on the application procedure.


  • BSc degree from a Dutch university in clinical technology (Klinische Technologie/Technische Geneeskunde).
  • Dutch and English Language requirement: the theoretical MSc programme will be taught in English, while the skills training and the communication in the clinic will be in Dutch.

·         Enrolment via Delft University of Technology (Studielink).

Note that it is not possible to take courses in technical medicine in the Master’s programme if you are not registered as a full-time student.

Possibilities for admission other than BSc degree in clinical technology

We offer a bridging programme to the master of Technical Medicine for Dutch-speaking students with limited deficiencies. Bachelor students with a degree of a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) are not admissible.

The standard bridging programmes are focused on students that are deficient in technology. The duration of the bridging programme is one study year and will be taught in Dutch; the maximum study load is 60 EC. Students with more than 60 EC deficiencies will not be accepted. All programmes start in September. There is a specific deadline for enrolment. You can find more information on the administrative process here.

Standard bridging programmes for students with a deficiency in technology

A solid base of knowledge in medicine is required and expected. This includes knowledge of and insight into the functioning of the total human body (anatomy, physiology, and key concepts of pathology). Students also need to have advanced mathematics skills (‘wiskunde B’ at VWO level).

In most cases, the following Dutch bachelor degrees give access to the standard bridging programmes of Technical Medicine:

  • Medicine (Geneeskunde)
  • Kinesiology (Bewegingswetenschappen)
  • Biomedical Sciences (Biomedische Wetenschappen)
  • Biomedical Technology (Biomedische Technologie)

Non-standard bridging programmes for students with a deficiency in medicine

Students with a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field that have studied several medical courses (e.g. students with electives or minor(s) in Medicine or Biomedical Engineering) can in some cases be considered for admission to the bridging programmes on an individual basis.

When you have a bachelor’s degree in a technological field and you are convinced that you have an extensive suitable background due to electives or minor(s) you took related to medicine, then this will be assessed on an individual basis. In such cases, you can present your case to the faculty’s admissions committee.

This committee will then determine whether you can be admitted to a bridging programme after all. If they decide you are admissible, you can enroll via Studielink. You must make special mention of the fact that the admissions committee decided you will be admitted, by adding the email with the decision of the committee as proof. You will then be notified what content of your bridging programme.