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Home | Graduate program | Admissions | Documentation and References

Documentation and References

We don’t need official score reports reports during the application process. You may upload a screenshot or the PDF of your Test-taker Score Report.
Please note: research master applicants holding a Dutch degree on September 1, 2021, do not need to submit GRE test scores.

2. TOEFL iBT or IELTS score report:

To see if this applies to you, please check the FAQs. You may upload a screenshot or the PDF copy of your student score report.

3. Curriculum vitae

4. Transcripts of coursework and diplomas of current/most recent and previous programs:

For those diplomas and transcripts that are not in Dutch or English, you must also upload certified English translations. 

5. Statement of Research Interests and Purpose of Study:

Please explain your motivation for undertaking graduate education, your reasons for wanting to study at Tinbergen Institute and your research interests, professional plans and career goals. You may also explain any special circumstances applicable to your background and elaborate on your scholarly publications, awards, achievements, abilities and/or professional history. Maximum 2 pages.

6. Writing sample (optional):

E.g. Bachelor or Master Thesis or published paper.

7. Names and email addresses of two references:

These email addresses should be academic or professional (not gmail etc.). We recommend that you contact these individuals beforehand, so that they are prepared when they receive the email inviting them to send a recommendation. It is your responsibility to ensure that your recommenders submit their references before the admission deadline.