Admission and application for Dutch HBO students

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You may be considered for admission if you have a certificate from a related bachelor's at a university of applied sciences (HBO). You can only enter the Master's in Educational Science & Technology (EST) after you have met the requirements of the Pre-Master's. The purpose of the Pre-Master's is to bring your knowledge up to the required level. The Pre-Master’s has a study load of 30 EC.

Admission requirements Educational Science & Technology

To qualify for the (Pre-)Master's in Educational Science & Technology, you have to meet the following conditions:

  • Condition 1 Completion of a HBO Bachelor's in a related field

    Whether you might be admitted to the (Pre-)Master's, depends on your previous education. There are several ways to find out if your bachelor's is sufficiently related. 

    Below, you can find a selection of HBO bachelor's that fit this Master's:

    • Related HBO bachelor's

      HBO Bestuurskunde

      HBO Commerciële Economie

      HBO Hogere Hotelschool

      HBO Human Resource Management

      HBO Facility Management

      HBO Informatie Dienstverlening en Management

      HBO International Business and Languages

      HBO International Business and Management Studies

      HBO Management, Economie en Recht

      HBO Opleidingskunde

      HBO Pabo

      HBO Personeel en Arbeid

      HBO Pedagogiek

      HBO Sociaalpedagogische Hulpverlening

      HBO Toegepaste Psychologie

      HBO Tweedegraadslerarenopleidingen

      HBO Verpleegkundige

    Other (related) bachelor's could be admissible too. Find out if your educational institution is listed below and select your bachelor's to see if you might be able to enrol in the (Pre-)Master's in Educational Science & Technology.

    Can you follow this Master's after your bachelor's?

    Tip: is your educational institute not listed? Check if a similar bachelor's is offered at one of the listed institutes. If that one is admissible, then you might be eligible with your bachelor's too! Just please contact the programme staff if you are still trying to figure out if your bachelor's is sufficiently relevant. 

    In all cases, the admission committee will conduct an individual assessment procedure to determine if you have sufficient basic qualifications in Health Sciences. Therefore, know that you can always apply for admission

  • Condition 2 Brush up on English

    The Master's in Educational Science & technology is taught in English. We strongly advise you to test your level of English.

    Take the diagnostic Dialang test on This test gives you insight into where you stand in understanding English, in listening, writing, reading, vocabulary and language structures. 

    Bear in mind that the required level of English is at least C1 on each separate subject. When you don’t meet these requirements, we recommend you to brush up your knowledge of English before starting with the Pre-Master’s.

  • Condition 3 Motivation and grades
    • Clear and relevant statement of motivation for one of the specialisations
    • Motivational letter, explaining why you and the programme are a great fit (max. 2 pages).

Self-study package

In order to find out whether you are well-equipped and motivated to complete this Pre-Master’s successfully, you can complete a self-study package prior to the actual Pre-Master’s trajectory. The self-study package we offer includes relevant textbooks and other materials, plus a diagnostic test that indicates your level of the desired prior knowledge in Educational Science. Are you interested in this package? Contact the programme staff.

During or after your hbo

You have the option to follow the Pre-Master's during your current HBO bachelor's within a transfer minor. It's an option worth considering as it saves you time and money: the programme of 30 EC fits within your minor space and you do not incur any extra costs because you have already paid tuition fees for your bachelor's. A second option is to first get your bachelor's degree and then transfer to this Master's via the Pre-Master's.

Please note: if you want to complete the Pre-Master’s as a transfer minor, you need to have obtained at least 120 EC in order to be admitted to the transfer minor.

The Pre-Master's in a nutshell

Do I need to apply for a pre-master's?

You don't need to apply for the Pre-Master's directly. You apply by signing up for this Master's. UT will alter this to a pre-master's registration. Once you are admitted, you get access to the Pre-Master's automatically.

Start your application

How you apply, depends on whether you take the Pre-Master's during or after your HBO bachelor's. If you take (part of) the Pre-Master's during your bachelor's, you apply for a transfer minor via the Kies op Maat website. If you decide to do the Pre-Master's after completing your bachelor's, you apply via Studielink.

Follow the Pre-Master’s during your minor?
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Follow the Pre-Master's after your HBO bachelor's? Start here!

Didn't graduate yet?

You may be admitted to the Pre-Master's on the condition that you still have to pass. Therefore, you can start up your application even though you have not yet completed your HBO bachelor's. You may be granted conditional acceptance based on your transcripts, detailed curriculum information, relevant research and expected graduation date. To finally be enrolled in the (Pre-)Master's, you do need to submit your bachelor's degree, once you have obtained this. 

Start dates

After completing your HBO bachelor's and the Pre-Master's, you can start your Master's in Educational Science & Technology in February or September.

The Pre-Master's starts every September. Keep an eye on the application deadline and check them prior to your application. However, the deadline depends on the route you chose. For following the Pre-Master's during your HBO bachelor's – the so-called transfer minor – the deadline is earlier than the deadline when you wish to follow the Pre-Master's after the HBO programme

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