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Application and admission

Pre-Master's European Studies

Please note: this pre-Master's programme is taught in English and is only accessible to students with a Dutch or other EU nationality.

Target group

The pre-Master’s programme European Studies is aimed at students who have a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) or an academic Bachelor’s degree that does not grant direct access to the tracks of the Master’s programme European Studies. If you have obtained an academic Bachelor’s degree, you do not need to take the two Academic Skills courses (2x6 ECTS), which means that the programme will comprise 30 ECTS instead of 42 ECTS.

Grants access to:

Programme

You will follow one of the programmes listed below. All of them give access to all of the Master’s programmes listed above, but we strongly recommend that you choose the variant that corresponds with the Master’s you are looking to do.

  • Recommended for European Policy

Procedure: enrolment via Studielink

If you wish to gain access to one of the Master’s programmes listed above by means of this pre-Master’s programme, you must first submit an enrolment application in Studielink for the Master’s European Studies / Europese Studies. This means that you cannot enrol directly in the pre-Master’s, but that you must follow the application procedure for the Master’s programme as described on the Application and admission page of the Master's of your choosing. Please complete all of the steps of the application process, including enrolment in MyInfo and the submission of all of the required application documents.

The selection committee will assess your prior education. If you are able to meet the entry requirements for the Master’s by doing the pre-Master’s programme, you will be notified of this. If you successfully complete the pre-Master’s programme within a year, you will automatically be admitted to the Master’s programme of your choosing. The pre-Master’s European Studies gives access to all of the Master’s programmes listed above, regardless of which variant you are doing. Naturally, we strongly recommend that you choose the variant that corresponds with the Master’s you are looking to do.

Application deadline

The application deadline for a pre-Master’s corresponds with that of the Master’s you wish to do. Please check the Master’s of your choosing for the application deadline.

Costs

The tuition fee rate for a pre-Master’s programme in the academic year 2020-2021 is €35.71 per ECTS, with a maximum of €2,143. This means that for a 42 ECTS pre-Master’s programme, the fee is €1,499.82; for a 30 ECTS programme, the fee is €1,071.30.