Pre-Master's programme

I would recommend the Pre-Master to anyone who is interested in contemporary issues that are to be found in literature both old and new, and who appreciate a certain freedom of intellectual discussions

If you do not meet the admission requirements you might be eligible for a Pre-Master’s programme. This is for the Admissions Committee to decide. The Pre-Master's programme comprises a maximum of 60 EC. After you successfully finish this project you will be admitted to the Master’s.

We offer a Pre-Master's for students who have a Bachelor's degree from a University of Applied Sciences (HBO) in: teaching (one of the modern languages of our tracks); Journalism; Media, Information and Communication; or similar. Do you have an academic Bachelor's degree, but do you not comply with the entry requirements? Please contact us.  

Entry requirements

Check the entry requirements to see if you are eligible for a Pre-Master’s programme. Please note: A Pre-Master's Programme is only available for students with a Dutch educational background who do not need housing, and who do not have or require a residence permit for study purposes. When in doubt about your residence permit, you can send an email to Utrecht University's International Student Admissions, including a copy of both sides of the permit. Do not forget to state clearly that you are referring to a Pre-Master’s programme. 


Have a look at the costs of a Pre-Master's programme (in Dutch). 

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