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Pre-Master's Latin American Studies

This programme grants access to the Master's Latin American 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.

Sample programme

Please note: If you have obtained an academic Bachelor’s degree, you do not need to take the two Academic Skills courses (2 x 6 ECTS), which means that the programme will comprise 30 ECTS instead of 42 ECTS.

First semester

  • Academic Skills I (6 ECTS, block 1)
  • Politics and Protest: The Latin American State and Social Movements (6 ECTS, block 1)
  • The Identity of the City in Latin America (6 ECTS, block 2)
  • Academic Skills II (6 ECTS, block 3)

Second semester

  • Brazil: Democracy, Citizenship and Culture (6 ECTS, block 1)
  • Gender and Social Inequality in Latin America (6 ECTS, block 1)
  • Research in Latin American (6 ECTS, block 2)

Procedure: enrolment via CEDLA

If you wish to gain access to the Master’s programme Latin American Studies by means of this pre-Master’s programme, you must first follow the application procedure for the Master’s Latin American 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 page Application and admission. 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 Latin American Studies.

Application deadline

The application deadline for a pre-Master’s corresponds with that of the Master’s you wish to do. For the Master's Latin American Studies, the application deadline is:

  • 1 February for Latin American students seeking a NUFFIC scholarship;
  • 1 May for general admissions (for all students – this is the latest date that we can accept international students requiring a student visa).


The tuition fee rate for a pre-Master’s programme in the academic year 2021-2022 is €36.13 per ECTS, with a maximum of €2,168. This means that for a 42 ECTS pre-Master’s programme, the fee is €1,517.60; for a 30 ECTS programme, the fee is €1,084.

More information


Dr. F. (Fabio) de Castro

Coordinator Latin American Studies