Admission and application for Dutch HBO students

Start your application for this Master's

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 Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) 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 for Industrial Design Engineering

To qualify for the (Pre-)Master's in Industrial Design Engineering, 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. You can find out below if your bachelor's is sufficiently related. 

    Can you follow this Master's with your previous 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 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 engineering and design. Therefore, know that you can always apply for admission

    Transfer minor

    If you did not yet complete your bachelor's and you wish to follow Pre-Master’s as a transfer minor, you need to have obtained at least 120 EC of your bachelor's. 

  • Condition 2 Pre-university level (VWO) of English and Mathematics

    The (Pre-)Master's in IDE is taught entirely in English. Therefore, you need to have a minimum level of English (VWO-level). This also applies to Mathematics (VWO-level). 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 Grades and portfolio

    HBO students are admitted based on their overall results (average of 7.5 or higher on individual subjects*, and an 8 or higher for the final project) and a portfolio. You may also provide a statement from your university of applied sciences confirming that you were in the top 15% of your year (*Without the internship and final project). Please contact us for more information about this before you apply.

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 30,5 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. 

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.

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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 Industrial Design Engineering 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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