Application procedure

 Thank you for your interest in Apollo Utrecht. Applications for 2017-2018 are now open. Read on for more information.

Eligibility – Membership Qualifications

In order to qualify for Apollo, applicants are students at Utrecht University, either:

  • in year 3-6 as a medical student (CRU2006/CRU-PLUS);
  • a SUMMA student at any stage of the 4 year degree.

Selection Criteria

Students are selected based on:

  • Interest in the field of translational medicine
  • Demonstrated leadership, initiative, ‘self-starting behavior’ and out of the box thinking
  • Research experience
  • Evidence of ability to work in a team
  • If a CRU2006 or CRU-PLUS student: preferably a participant of the Honours Master Program

How to apply

In order to apply, fill in the application form. You need to submit the following documents (in PDF format, max. 3 MB per file):

  • CV (max. 2 A4, excluding references and publications)
  • Personal statement / letter of motivation (max. 1 A4)
  • Essay or viewpoint on a translational medicine topic that excites you. There are no set rules for this except for a word limit of 500-1000 words.
  • References where the applicant has previous research experience.

Applicants will receive a confirmation email a couple of days later to confirm that their application has been processed.


  1. Information night, Thu. 5 October, 6 PM @ HvdB, room 2.30
  2. Application deadline, Fri. 20 October
  3. Planning of interview, Fri. 27 October
  4. Interviews, Mon. 30 October – Fri. 10 November
  5. Results, Tue. 14 November
  6. First Apollo meeting, Fri. 24 November 1 December (note: changed date!)

For questions, please send an e-mail to