The Admissions Committee may allow you to follow a pre-Master’s programme if your Bachelor’s programme is hampered by a small number of deficiencies. After successfully completing this pre-Master’s programme, you will be eligible for admission to the Master’s programme.

Please note: a pre-Master’s programme is only meant for students with a diploma from a Dutch university who do not need a visa or residence permit. 

Students from Dutch research universities heading for a teacher degree

If your academic bachelor degree is in a science discipline that does not fully match the requirements for your school subject, your pre-Master’s programme will cover between 15 and 60 EC (within the maximum of 60 EC). This is for the Admissions Committee to decide.

Unfortunately, this Master’s programme does not offer a pre-Master’s for student who need to match the requirements for the school subject in Biology. However, students with a small number of deficiencies within the maximum of 15 EC will be eligible for admission to the Master’s programme. They will take courses on biology (up to 15 EC) as mandatory electives within the SEC programme.

Students from a university of applied sciences (hbo)

If your Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences is in one of the sciences, a pre-Master’s programme of at least 30 EC will be required in order to gain access to this master’s programme. This is for the Admissions Committee to decide.

Please note that the following Bachelor’s degrees of applied sciences do not provide access to the programme:

  • Secondary teacher education degree (HBO tweedegraads lerarenopleiding)*
  • Biology or related field (HBO Biologie en Medisch Laboratoriumonderzoek) 

*Exception for candidates with the Dutch nationality: a Bachelor’s level teaching qualification in Informatics (HBO tweedegraads lerarenopleiding in Informatica) will grant you admission to a pre-master programme of 30 EC. In addition, you will take courses on computer science as mandatory electives within the SEC programme.

 More information

For more information send an email to Science.EduCom@uu.nl