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Pre-Master entry requirements

Pre-Master's programmes

The entry requirements for our Pre-Master's programmes depend on programme you want to apply to, the previous diploma you have obtained and the level of Mathematics. Below you can find information about the Pre-MSc programme you can apply to, the level of Mathematics required and what tests are available and the English proficiency certificates (if needed).

Diploma entry requirements

Check below to which Pre-Master's programme you can apply to based on your education background.

With a Dutch HBO diploma

30/45 EC programmes

You qualify for the 30EC programme if your HBO programme is on this list from the admission table. If your programme is not on the list, this means you need to follow the 45 EC.

  • Business Administration (all profiles: Change Management, Health, Management Accounting and Control, Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Strategic Innovation Management)
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business and Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Marketing (is a selective programme as of September 2023, deadline 1 March)
  • Supply Chain Management and Technology and Operations Management

45 EC programmes

  • Economic Development and Globalization
  • Finance

30/60 EC Accountancy and Controlling programmes


60 EC programmes

With a Dutch WO diploma

45 or less EC programmes

  • Business Administration (all profiles: Change Management, Health, Management Accounting and Control, Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Strategic Innovation Management)
  • Economic Development and Globalization
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business and Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Marketing (is a selective programme as of September 2023, deadline 1 March)
  • Supply Chain Management and Technology and Operations Management

60 EC programmes

  • Accountancy and Controlling

60 or less EC programmes

  • Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies (not possible for BSc Bedrijfskunde and BSc International Business students from University of Groningen)
With an international diploma

45 or less EC programmes

  • Business Administration (all profiles: Change Management, Health, Management Accounting and Control, Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Strategic Innovation Management)
  • Economic Development and Globalization
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business and Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Marketing (is a selective programme as of September 2023, deadline 1 March)
  • Supply Chain Management and Technology and Operations Management

60 EC programmes

  • Accountancy and Controlling

60 or less EC programmes

Mathematics entry requirements

If you are interested in applying for one of the 30/45 EC Pre-Master or 60 EC Pre-MSc Accountancy and Controlling programmes you may need to prove that you have a sufficient level of Mathematics before you start the MSc programme.

You are exempted from providing a Mathematics test if you:

  • apply for Accountancy and Controlling for HBO Accountancy, or for Accountancy and Controlling for HBO Business Economics and HBO-Finance & Control,
  • apply for the Pre-MSc International Financial Management, Pre-MSc Finance or Pre-MSc Supply Chain Management & Technology and Operations Management (an advanced mathematics course is included in the programme, so adequate mathematics background is desirable),
  • apply for the Pre-MSc Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies (EORAS) programme. You need to have an advanced mathematics level which will be assessed by the Admissions board,
  • apply for the PreMSc Economics or the Pre-MSC Economics for HBO. You need a solid background at mathematics (level VWO B or A) to have the right entry level.

What level of Mathematics is required?

The level depends on the previous diploma you obtained. Check the table below to find out what level you need.

Dutch diploma students

If you have a diploma from a University of Applied Sciences (HBO) or Research University (WO) in the Netherlands, you may need to prove before the start of your Master's programme that you have passed Mathematics A or B at VWO level.

International diploma students

If you will apply with an international diploma, you may need to prove before the start of your Master's programme, that you passed Mathematics as a standard/methods level subject or a higher level (advanced) subject. Check here the VWO equivalent qualifications to see if you meet the requirements. The level of mathematics will need to be assessed individually by the Admissions Board. Often you will be required to hand in course descriptions of your Mathematics courses.

What Mathematics level do I need?

Pre-MSc / Diploma

Dutch HBO diploma

Dutch WO diploma
International diploma
Economics
strong recommendation FEB summer Mathematics course

VWO A/B level recommended

VWO A/B level

EORAS
N.A.
Only with advanced bachelor level math**
Only with advanced bachelor level math**

Finance/ International Financial Management/ Supply Chain Management & Technology Operations Management

No math requirement, mathematics course included in the Pre-MSc***

No math requirement , mathematics course included in the Pre-MSc***

Not accepted for Pre-MSc if math level is too low,* mathematics course included in the pre-MSc***

30/60 EC A&C programmes for specific groups of HBO students

No math requirement and no math course

N.A.

N.A.

Other 30/45 EC Pre-MSc and general 60 EC A&C

VWO A/B level math before starting the MSc programme

VWO A/B level math before starting the MSc programme

VWO A/B level math before starting the MSc programme

Not accepted for Pre-MSc if math level is too low*

‚Äč***to be prepared for the Mathematics for Pre-MSc and minor Finance course it can be useful to follow the FEB Mathematics course.

** the level is evaluated by the Admissions Board.

*required for international students: standard/methods level subject or a higher level (advanced) subject. The level will be evaluated by the Admissions Board.

** the level is evaluated by the Admissions Board

What Mathematics tests do you accept?

There are various Mathematics exams we accept. For example, there is the FEB Math exam offered by the faculty, the Online Mathematics Placement Test-A, the James Boswell and CCVX. On this website, you can find information about these exams, the the dates and prices. Please read carefully the information for each exam and see which one is applicable to you.

What is the deadline and where can I send the certificate?

We recommended submitting the documents as soon as you start the Pre-Master’s programme but no later than 31 August (Master’s September start) or 31 January (Master’s February start). Please read below about how to hand in the Mathematics certificate.

All students who do not meet the Mathematics requirements and have taken a Mathematics test, need to fill out the following form.

  • Have you obtained a Dutch VWO diploma? Please fill out the form. Are you a current Pre-Master student at the Faculty of Economics and Business? You do not need to send a copy of your VWO diploma but you need to send an email to transfer.math.feb rug.nl and mention that you have a VWO including math.
  • Are you an international diploma student? Check if you meet the level of Mathematics required and the necessary documents you need to hand in. If you meet the requirements, please fill out this form.
  • Have you completed an advanced mathematics course at another university? Please fill out the form.

English language requirements

Our Pre-Master’s are taught in English and depending on your diploma, you will need to show proof of your command of the English language.

Previous diploma

Required level of English language

VWO diploma

Exempted

HBO diploma

Exempted

International diploma *

IELTS Academic overall score 6 (Speaking 6, Writing 5.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 80 (Speaking 20, Writing 20); C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (overall score 169, Speaking 169, Writing 162).

*The English language proficiency test scores (IELTS and TOEFL) cannot be older than 2 years. Please note that TOEFL MyBest Scores are not considered in the admission procedure. The Admissions Office should have the test results before 1 September (EU/EEA students). For non-EU/EEA students, the deadline is 1 June (start September). Otherwise, there is insufficient time left for the visa application procedure.


Ready to apply?

Read carefully the steps you need to take to apply for one of the Pre-Master's programmes.

Last modified:15 April 2024 1.39 p.m.