Entry Requirements

For all Master’s programmes at Utrecht University, the Admission Committee of the programme decides whether your are accepted. The Committee employs the following criteria:

  • Is your degree considered (at least) equivalent to a Dutch academic Bachelor's degree? The International Office assesses all international credentials according to the credential evaluation criteria of the Nuffic (the Netherlands Organisation for international cooperation in Higher Education), and advises the Admissions Committee on this subject.
  • Is your previous degree relevant to the Master's programme you are applying to, and do you meet the specific entry requirements for the Master's programme? See the website of the Master's programme > Admission and application
  • Are you proficient in English or Dutch (i.e., the language in which the programme is taught)?
  • Do you demonstrate talent and motivation? 

Check the website of the Master's programme > Admission and application for detailed information.

Are you uncertain whether you qualify for admission?

Discuss your situation in a timely manner with the contact person for your Master’s programme. You will find the contact details on the website of the programme (via ‘Master’s programmes’). Note: the contact person cannot make a decision as to whether or not you are admissible.