Admission criteria

The academic year within the Space-Med master starts at the very beginning of October. In order to be able to join us in September, applicants should at least graduate at the end of the academic year (e.g. June, July or August). The proof of the Bachelor degree (diploma or certificate) will be required for enrolment at the university.


Either a Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, psychology or kinesiology (180 ECTS), a Master's degree in engineering, a medical degree, or a degree characterized by significant study of humans in space or extreme environments.

A minimum level of English language proficiency equivalent to B2 according to the levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The applicant has several options:

1. Prove your level of English by taking one of the following tests (the certificate must not be older than 3 years):

  • IELTS: minimum score required 6.5
  • TOEFL: Minimum score required 580 (paper based) / 237 (Computer based) / 87 (Internet based)
  • Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First
  • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages): B2

OLS test is not a valid language certificate!

2. Applicants whose native language is English are exempted from taking a test but they must provide a declaration on honour.

3. Applicants who have previously followed studies in English are allowed to provide a certificate from their university of origin stating that the medium of instruction was English.

The criteria and respective scores are the following:

- Academic excellence (40 points);

- Relevance of the student's background to the field of the Master Course (15 points);

- Quality of the institution that delivered the degree (15 points);

- Motivation of the student to undertake the Master’s programme and relevance to her/his professional development, as judged by the video (10 points);

- Relevant work experience related to the field of the Master Course (9 points);

- Letters of recommendation (8 points);

- Language skills requirements (English and consortium’s languages) higher than those requested in Admission (3 points);

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