Start your writing assignment

Thing to consider before you hand in your writing assignment application*:

  • Choose if you want to write a literature review or a research proposal.
  • Choose a writing assignment topic within the scope of your Master’s programme.
  • Choose a topic that is clearly distinct from the topic(s) of the research project(s).
  • Ask for approval from your programme coordinator and the Board of Examiners.

*Note: students from the master's programme CSDB participate in a pilot of which the entire writing assignment procedure is digitized. More information can be found here.

Together with your Master’s programme coordinator the Board of Examiners (BoE) assesses the quality and suitability of your writing assignment. This is done before the start of your the assignment. You can only start with your writing assignment after you have received approval from the BoE. This approval is sent in the form of an email by one of the research project coordinators

  • Use the General application form* ask for approval from the Board of Examiners.
  • Hand in the application form at the Master’s Administration Office at least 20 working days before the start of your writing assignment. 
  • Only typed and printed (so no handwritten) forms will be accepted.

*Note: students from the master's programme CSDB participate in a pilot of which the entire writing assignment procedure is digitized. More information can be found here.

External writing assignments, for example at non-university institutes or abroad, require signing of an additional contract, the GSLS Internship contract. More information about external writing assignments is available here.