The admissions committee may allow you to do a pre-Master’s programme when your Bachelor’s programme is hampered by a small number of deficiencies. After successfully completing this pre-Master’s programme, you become eligible for the Master’s in Drug Innovation. Start: 1 February, 1 September. Duration: 0.5 to 1 year (max 30 ECTS).

Pre-Master’s programme for students from Dutch research universities 

Content

The Pre-Master’s programme is highly individual, depending on the type and number of deficiencies within your Bachelor’s programme. The Programme Coordinator will give you advice. You will follow an individual set of courses provided by the Bachelor’s programmes of Pharmacy or Biomedical Sciences at Utrecht University. Note that courses are in Dutch!

Costs

Read more about the fees for a pre-master programme.

Entry requirements

This is only to be decided by the admissions committee

Application procedure

You can only apply for the Master’s in Drug Innovation but not for the Pre-Master’s. The Admissions Committee decides upon your eligibility for the Pre-Master’s.

More information

You can contact the Programme Coordinator with questions concerning Bachelor’s programme deficiencies.

Pre-Master’s programme for students from Dutch universities of applied sciences (HBO-Diploma) 

Content 

The Pre-Master’s programme is highly individual, depending on the type and number of deficiencies within your Bachelor’s programme. The Programme Coordinator will give you advice. You will follow an individual set of courses provided by the Bachelor’s programmes of Pharmacy or Biomedical Sciences at Utrecht University. Note that courses are in Dutch!

Costs

Read more about costs.

Entry requirements

This is only to be decided by the admissions committee

Application procedure

You can only apply for the Master’s in Drug Innovation but not for the Pre-Master’s. The Admissions Committee decides upon your eligibility for the Pre-Master’s.

More information

You can contact the Programme Coordinator with questions concerning Bachelor’s programme deficiencies.

General requirements

This Master's programme admits students based on the following requirements:

  • motivation, talent and learning ability;
  • level of knowledge and general and research skills in the relevant field.
  • general academic level of thinking and working;
  • command of the language or languages of instruction.

We will also assess whether you are capable of completing the Master's programme within the set period. If deficiencies are found with regard to the required knowledge and skills, which can be remedied with a course load of max 30 EC, you first must successfully finish a premaster programme before you can start this Master’s programme. The Admissions Committee will determine which courses are required in your specific case. See admission and application for further details. 

Please note:

A Pre-Master's Programme is only available for:

  • Dutch students
  • Non-Dutch students with a Dutch educational background who do not need housing, and who do not have or require a residence permit for study purposes
  • Refugee students with a Dutch residence permit or a W-document who do not need housing

When in doubt about your residence permit, you can send an email to Utrecht University's Admissions Office, including a copy of both sides of the permit. Please state clearly that you are inquiring about a Pre-Master’s programme.