Admission / Enrolment

Dutch HBO degree

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.

Admission to the (pre-)Master’s programme depends on your Bachelor’s programme. Admission is determined on an individual basis. The following Dutch hbo programmes are currently regarded as related programmes:

  • Fysiotherapie
  • MBRT
  • Verloskunde
  • Biologie en Medisch Laboratoriumonderzoek 
  • Diëtiek
  • Verpleegkunde
  • Gezondheid en Technologie (studieroute opleiding Verpleegkunde)

Admission requirements

In addition to your HBO programme, the admissions board will also take your secondary school diploma into consideration. The following two admission requirements also apply:

Important: English language skills

Students are expected to be competent in the English language at a level that is at least commensurate with the skill set of a pre-university secondary school (VWO) student in the Netherlands. All Master's courses at the University of Twente are taught in English. English-language books are also used in many courses. As a prospective student you are personally responsible for your English language skills; the university does not provide language testing prior to admission.

Mathematics standard

You must possess a solid set of skills in mathematics for both the pre-Master’s and the Master’s programme. If you have successfully completed your maths coursework at a level commensurate with VWO or HAVO maths B (N&T or N&G profile), then your knowledge of mathematics should be sufficient to start on this programme. If you do not meet this standard, you must first take a mathematics refresher course. The UT requires a certificate to prove sufficient mathematic skills. Several organizations offer a refresher course for mathematics remediation, for example the James Boswell Institute in Utrecht.

Saxion University of Applied Sciences offers a course for its own students.For the Master Health Science you must choose the non-technical maths course. For more information check this website.

Register well in advance (at least two months before the start of the pre-Master’s) so that we can inform you about your admission to the programme in plenty of time. You can register even if you have not yet received your Bachelor’s degree. You can submit your degree later, as long as it is sent to us before the start of your programme.


You can start the pre-Master during or after your Bachelor's degree. The application procedure and deadlines depend on the studyroute of your choice. 

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