Would you like to do a master but you don’t meet the requirements for direct entry?
No need to worry. That is what our Pre-Master's programmes are for.
Pre-Master's programmes are designed to help you enter one of FEB Master's programmes when you have certain deficiencies in your academic background. Once you have successfully completed the Pre-Master, you can enroll in the corresponding Master's programme without any trouble.
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Most (HBO) students apply for the standard Pre-Master programme. This programme is the main route to enter a majority of our Master's programmes. Find out more about the difference between HBO and University.
The standard Pre-Master's programmes start in September and take one year (60 EC). We also offer non-standard and tailor-made Pre-Master's programme. Please read carefully the conditions and entry requirements for these programmes.
With a HBO diploma
The admission requirements for our Pre-Master's programmes have become less restrictive. If you have an NVAO accredited HBO degree (240 EC) you can enter our Pre-Master's programmes. However, your Pre-Master year might be more demanding. Of course, this all depends on your motivation to succeed. You determine your own study success.
Please note that entering the standard Pre-MSc Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies with an HBO degree and a BSc Bedrijfskunde and BSc International Business from UG is not possible.
With a WO diploma
If you have a Business or Economics related university (WO) degree, please check the Teaching and Examination Regulations (TER) whether or not you are directly admissible to a Master's programme.
With a non-Dutch diploma
English language requirements: our Pre-Master programmes are entirely in English. Your level of English must be sufficient to study successfully. We accept the following test results: IELTS 6.0 overall (Speaking 6, Writing 5.5); TOEFL iBT 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 20); or C1 Advanced (Cambridge Advanced), and University of Groningen Language Center Test with minimum of B2 on all items.
How to apply
The Pre-Master's programmes only start in September. Depending on your previous education and the Pre-Master you decide to apply, you need to follow the following steps:
Please read more about tuition fees here.
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