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Pre-master programmes

In certain situations applicants who want to follow a master programme must first complete a pre-master programme. For example Dutch HBO graduates cannot automatically register for a master programme.

Some Faculties offer standard pre-master programmes that result in admission to a certain master degree programme or a certificate of completion that grants admission to a range of master degree programmes.

The most common transfers have standard bridging programmes. A combination that is less usual does not necessarily mean that there is no pre-master programme, just that one will have to be tailored to your situation. Please contact the study advisor of your chosen master degree to discuss your options.

Pre-master programmes per Faculty

  • Economics and Business
    International students should apply for a regular master programme and if they are not directly admissible for the programme of their choice, in some cases the Admissions Board can offer them a pre-master programme.
    Dutch HBO students can apply directly.
  • Behavioural an social sciences
    International students should apply for a regular master programme and if they are not directly admissible for the programme of their choice, in some cases the Admissions Board can offer them a pre-master programme.
    Dutch HBO students can apply through the Faculty. Please find more information and contact details on the Faculty website.
  • Arts
    International students should apply for a regular master programme and if they are not directly admissible for the programme of their choice, in some cases the Admissions Board can offer them a pre-master programme.
    Dutch HBO students can apply through the Faculty. Please find more information on the Faculty website.
  • Theology and religious studies (no pre-master programmes)
  • Law
  • Science and Engineering (no pre-MSc programmes)
    For more information please contact the Education Support Centre.
  • Spatial Sciences
    I nternational students should apply for a regular master programme and if they are not directly admissible for the programme of their choice, in some cases the Admissions Board can offer them a pre-master programme.
    Dutch HBO students can apply through the Faculty. Please find more information on the Faculty website.

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Last modified:11 June 2019 09.29 a.m.