Have you completed a university-level bachelor’s (WO) at a Dutch university, and do you want to further specialise by taking a master’s degree? Smart move! You can choose a master’s that is the direct follow-up to your bachelor's or you can choose a master's programme in a slightly different field or at a different institution.
Your university bachelor's will not always grant you direct access to the master's of your choice. To improve your skills and to acquire the additional knowledge before starting your master's, it might be necessary to complete a pre-master's first, to ensure that you meet the programme aims of the master's within 60 EC or 120 EC.
Every master's has its own pre-master's that prepares you for the master's programme of your choice. You will thus need to complete the pre-master's at the institution that offers the master's programme in question, which in this case is the University of Twente. The study workload, or number of EC the pre-master's consists of, depends on your previous education and will not be the same for everyone. Pre-master's programmes for university students range between 15-60 EC.
When you’ve completed your bachelor’s at a research university and you have to take a pre-master’s, you have two options: you can either do your pre-master’s after or during your bachelor’s.
In order to be admitted to a master’s or pre-master’s, you must meet certain requirements, which differ per master’s. The specific admission requirements for each master’s are available through the programme pages. It should also be noted that a university-level bachelor’s degree does not grant admission to every pre-master’s or master’s. You are only eligible for admission if your bachelor’s degree is in a related field of study. Do you want to know which (pre-)master’s you can enrol in with your bachelor’s degree? Find out with our transfer tool!