BACHELOR-BEFORE-MASTER-RULE ('HARDE KNIP'): INFORMATION FOR BACHELOR'S AND PREMASTER'S STUDENTS
Information about the ‘Harde knip’(Bachelor-before-Master-rule) for bachelor’s students and premaster’s students
As announced earlier in a message from the Rector Magnificus to all students of the University of Twente (email of 22 September), the ‘Bachelor-before-Master’ rule (referred to as ‘harde knip’ in Dutch) will become effective on 1 September 2012. This rule implies that a bachelor’s degree programme or a premaster’s programme must be fully completed before being allowed to start a master’s
General aspects of the rule:
- the Bachelor-before-Master-rule applies to all premaster’s and bachelor’s students, including those students who started their bachelor’s programme in 2009-2010 or earlier.
- from 1 September 2012 onward you are not allowed to participate in master’s courses as long as you haven’t completed your bachelor’s/premaster’s programme
UT-specific aspects of the rule
- if you complete your bachelor’s or premaster’s programme after 1 September 2012, master’s courses that not have been rounded off successfully before 1 September 2012, will be added to your bachelor’s diploma. They cannot substitute for courses of your master’s programme
- if you complete your bachelor’s or premaster’s programme after 1 September 2012, master’s courses that have been rounded off successfully before 1 September 2012, may be transferred to your master’s programma on your request
- In the 2012-2013 academic year UT-students can enroll in the master’s on a monthly basis.
At this moment most details of the implementation of this new rule at the UT have been worked out (see also the website of CSA).