Admission / Enrolment

Transferring from HBO to Communication Studies

Students with a bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences (HBO) do not directly fulfill all the admission requirements. In order to start a master's programme you first need to do a pre-master's programme to bring your knowledge up to the required level.

Admissible HBO degrees

You can apply for our pre-master’s programme in Communication Studies. Admission to the (pre)master’s programme depends on your bachelor’s programme.

Related programmes in any case include the following:

  • Bedrijfskunde
  • Bestuurskunde
  • Commerciële Economie
  • Communicatie
  • Communicatie en Multimedia Design
  • Communicatiemanagement
  • Communicatiesystemen
  • Informatiedienstverlening en management
  • International Business Languages
  • International Business Management Studies
  • Journalistiek
  • Journalistiek en voorlichting
  • Management Economie en Recht
  • Media en informatiemanagement
  • Media en Entertainment Management
  • Media Informatie en Communicatie

You can also enroll in the pre-master's programme if you have completed one of the following programmes. After completing the pre-master Communication Studies we strongly advise you to choose for the specialization Technical Communication:

  • Business IT & Management
  • Industrieel Product Ontwerpen
  • Informatica
  • Technische Bedrijfskunde
  • Technische Informatica

If you have completed a domain related hbo programme that is not listed among the related programmes, you can also apply for admission. In that case, the admission committee will conduct an individual assessment procedure to determine if you have sufficient basic qualifications in Communication Studies.


You can start the premaster during or after your bachelor's degree. The application procedure and deadlines depend on the studyroute of your choice. 

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