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Home | Graduate Program | Admissions | Documentation and References

Documentation and References

Important note: We fully understand that you may encouter difficulties to complete your application package due to obstacles in Corona times. Our urgent advice is to submit what you have before the deadline. Please enclose a statement listing what is missing for what reason.

Documentation and References

1. GMAT and/or GRE test score report: 

Or, alternatively use the print functionality in your GMAT or ETS account and upload your test-taker score report.
Please note: research master applicants holding a Dutch degree on September 1, 2020, do not need to submit GMAT or 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. Letter of motivation and research proposal:

Students should be strongly motivated to pursue a career in (academic) research. Such motivation will be assessed based on a written letter of intent, including a research proposal (in total, maximum two pages). The statement of purpose should be 300-500 words: it should include an explanation of the applicant's purpose for undertaking graduate study, his/her reasons for applying to the Research Master Business Data Science in particular, his/her research interests, professional plans, and career goals

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 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.