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Applying with Applied Sciences degree

Are you a student with a Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences: ‘hbo’ in Dutch?

Then you will need to do some additional studying in order to meet all admission requirements related to our Health Sciences Master’s programme. To that end we offer you a pre-Master's programme that needs to precede your actually entering the Master's programme.

Related programmes

Your admittance to the (pre-)Master’s programme depends on the contents of 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 
  • Voeding en Diëtetiek
  • Verpleegkunde
  • Gezondheid en Technologie (studieroute opleiding Verpleegkunde)

Admission requirements

In addition to your ‘hbo’ programme, the following two admission requirements also apply:

Important: English language skills and Mathematics

You are expected to be competent in English at a level that is at least on a par 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. Please note that we do not provide language testing prior to admission; this is really your own responsibility.

If you have not successfully completed your maths coursework at a level on a par with Maths A or B at Dutch vwo level, we advise you to take a math (refresher) course. You can choose from several organisations offering these courses for mathematics remediation, such as the James Boswell Institute in Utrecht, or the NHA (online course).

If you are a Saxion student, you can take a refresher course offered there. Please be sure to choose the non-technical version of the course. For more information, please check Saxion's website (in Dutch).

Start your Application

We know it can be tempting to put off important decisions. That being said, please be sure to register for the Master’s programme well in advance (at least two months before the pre-Master’s begins), so that we can inform you about your admission in plenty of time. You don’t need to have your Bachelor’s degree in order to register: you can submit it later, as long as we have it before the start of your programme. There are two options to start your pre-Master’s programme:

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