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.
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.
Start the application procedure for Master's programmes which fits your educational background, even if you assume that you need pre-master’s programme.
For HBO students, the application procedure depends on your situation:
- Procedure for a pre-master's programme with a completed HBO educational programme
- Procedure for a pre-master's programme (transfer minor) during an HBO educational programme
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.