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Bachelor's-before-master's rule

Temporary smooth transfer into master September 2020 intake for NL and EEA students

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Dutch Higher Education legislation has been eased for prospective NL and EEA master students. This means you can start a master's programme in case you have suffered study delay caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and therefore will not obtain your bachelor certificate before the start of the academic year 2020.

After we have received your application, the admission committee will evaluate your application and if they believe that your educational background and your proposed study plan is feasible in the proposed time schedule in combination with the master’s programme of your choice, you can be admitted.

Please note: this temporary smooth transfer is only valid for the transfer to the current academic year (from 2019-2020 to September 2020).

Due to an amendment of the law the so-called ‘transfer master’ has been abolished as from 1 September 2014. You can only be admitted to a master’s programme with the required bachelor's degree. this applies to all students.

No exceptions are possible via the hardship clause 

Exceptions are legally prohibited. The new enrolment regulation within the law (Higher Education and Research Act - WHW) prevents exceptions.

More information needed

When you have questions about admission requirements and intake moments, please contact your study advisor.