Pre-master

Starting a pre-master's programme

Pre-master Application route

The application process for the pre-master's programme depends on your personal situation (application during or after your bachelor's programme) and your previous education (e.g. university of applied sciences , Dutch HBO or university background).

Before you apply, make sure to check whether you have a related previous education (this Dutch matrix gives you an idea which programmes are related). Do not forget to check if you meet pre-master specific admission requirements.

Application Deadlines

Keep an eye on the application deadlines and check them prior to your application (pre-master and master deadlines are most of the times identical). However, the deadline for university of applied sciences (HBO) students depends on the route you chose. For a pre-master's programme during a HBO bachelor's programme – the so-called transfer minor – the deadline is earlier than the deadline for a pre-master's programme after the HBO programme.

University bachelor's students: via pre-master

You cannot apply for a pre-master's programme directly!
You always have to apply for a Master's programme. After the assesment of your master’s application our Admission Office informs you whether you need to follow a pre-master's programme before starting your desired master’s programme.

Start the application procedure for Master's programmes which fits your educational background, even if you assume that you need pre-master’s programme.

applied sciences (HBO Bachelor) students: via pre-master

For HBO students, the application procedure depends on your situation:

  1. Procedure for a pre-master's programme with a completed HBO educational programme
  2. Procedure for a pre-master's programme (transfer minor) during an HBO educational programme

UT bachelor's students

There are specific application rules for current UT bachelor's students. If you wish to include the pre-master's programme as a minor, you should consult both the current bachelor's programme and the master's programme of your choice about the possibilities.

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