Admission and application for Dutch HBO Students

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AS A BACHELOR'S STUDENT FROM A UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (HBO), YOU NEED TO FOLLOW A PRE-MASTER'S FIRST.

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 Environmental & Energy Management (MEEM) 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 Environmental & Energy Management 

To qualify for the (Pre-)Master's in Environmental & Energy Management, 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. Examples of related programmes are:

    • Business Administration
    • Public Administration
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Civil Engineering

    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 Environmental & Energy Management.

    Can you follow this master's with your previous education?

    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 contact the study adviser 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 Environmental & Energy Management. Therefore, know that you can always apply for admission

  • Condition 2 Sufficient level of English and Mathematics

    The (Pre-)Master's in Environmental & Energy Management is taught entirely in English. Therefore, you need to have a sufficient level of English. This also applies to Mathematics. This is your own responsibility. Previous experiences have shown that hardly any students manage to successfully complete the Pre-master's if they do not comply with these requirements.

    When you don’t meet these requirements, we recommend you to brush up your knowledge of English and Mathematics before starting with the Pre-Master’s.

  • Condition 3 Sufficient grades

    This (Pre-)Master's is intended for students from Higher Professional Education (HBO) institutions, who have the motivation and capacity to obtain an academic degree from an English-taught Master’s programme. Therefore, your average grade from your HBO bachelor's should be at least 7.0.

     Moreover, you must have obtained at least 120 EC at your HBO institution to be admitted to the transfer minor in February.

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 usually fits within your minor space and you do not incur any extra costs because you have already paid tuition fees for your bachelor's. If you choose this option, you apply via Kies op maat. A second option is to first get your bachelor's degree and then transfer to this Master's via the Pre-Master's. 

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 a 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 Environmental & Energy Management in September.

The Pre-Master's starts every February. 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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