Do you have a bachelor’s degree from a University of Applied Sciences (HBO) or from another Research University, and are you interested in taking the Master’s in Public Administration? In some cases you may first need to complete a pre-master’s before being admitted.

What is a pre-master's ?

The pre-master's is a bridging programme which will give you the knowledge and skills you need to embark on your master’s studies successfully. Following completion of the pre-master's you will be admitted to the Master’s in Public Administration. HBO students can take the pre-master's following completion of their Bachelor’s Degree or incorporate the pre-master's into their bachelor’s studies. In general, check your HBO-university transfer opportunities.

Start date

You can start the (pre-)master’s in September or February. For students that are admitted with a background at a University of Applied Sciences, find more details about your programme here.


Eligibility for admission to the pre-master's depends on your previous education. Check out more information on admission.

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