Are you interested in joining the master’s programme in Nanotechnology after you have obtained your bachelor’s degree? In a number of cases you might be required to complete a pre-master’s programme first.
The pre-master's programme is a transfer and bridging programme for higher professional education (hbo) or university bachelor's programme students who wish to obtain a university master's degree but cannot be admitted directly. Students with a related previous education will gain the knowledge and skills needed for participation in the master’s programme. Once you have successfully completed the pre-master's programme, you’ll be granted admission to the master’s programme in Nanotechnology.
You can start the programme in September. After finishing the pre-master's programme you can start the master's programme in February. University students start their master’s programme in consultation with the programme staff.
The pre-master’s courses will be taught partly in Dutch and partly in English. The master’s programme itself is taught entirely in English.
Eligibility for admission to the pre-master's programme in Nanotechnology depends on your previous education. Check out more information on admission for HBO students.
Besides addressing any deficiencies in your prior knowledge, the pre-master’s programme is an efficient way to find out whether studying at a research university in the field of Nanotechnology is right for you. To this end, a few requirements apply:
- We ask you to fulfil the requirements of the pre-master’s programme within one year. Since 30 credits is equivalent to half a year of full-time study, this should not pose a problem.
- You must also earn sufficient marks with one re-sit per course. This means you need to take the pre-master’s programme seriously.
- You cannot expect to be successful in the pre-master’s programme if you approach it half-heartedly: it is meant as a half-year, full-time programme of study. That said, in practice almost all motivated students complete the programme in the allotted time.
You can apply for admittance online, see https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/master/how-to-apply/. Students who integrate the pre-master’s programme in their programme of a University of Applied Sciences, can apply via kiesopmaat.
Keep an eye on the application deadlines and check them prior to your application (pre-master and master deadlines are most of the times identical).
For general information please contact our Study Information Desk.