Een groepje studenten op de campus van de Radboud Universiteit
Een groepje studenten op de campus van de Radboud Universiteit

Pre-Master's and minors

Are you coming from higher professional education (HBO) or are you following a Bachelor's programme that is not directly related to your desired Master's programme? Then in many cases you can follow a pre-Master's. We offer more than 50 pre-Master's. You can also do a minor with some Bachelor's during your HBO education.

Studenten aan het werk achter hun laptop op de Radboud Universiteit

What is a pre-Master’s?

A pre-Master's is a transitional year that is tailored to the Master’s programme that you wish to do. Read here what a pre-Master's entails and when you can follow a pre-Master's. 

Why follow a pre-Master's

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What is a HBO minor?

It is possible to follow a transfer minor within some of Radboud University’s Bachelor’s programmes during your Higher Professional Bachelor’s degree. Find out here what the advantages are of a HBO minor and which Radboud University programs offer a minor.

Minors at Radboud University

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From HBO to WO: the differences

Are you a higher professional education student who is contemplating a university Master’s programme? Then it is useful to know more about what the transition from HBO to university looks like, what the difficulty is of a (pre-)Master's and whether you can handle this level. Read here about the differences and discover whether a university Master's degree suits you.

The transition from HBO to university education 

A tour around the campus

Are you curious about the atmosphere at Radboud University? In the video on the right, Ellis takes you on a tour around our campus and shows you the buildings. Do you want to know more about our university? Then read further.

Studying at Radboud University

Application and enrolment pre-Master's

Have you decided which pre-Master's you want to follow and do you want to apply? First check the admission requirements of the pre-Master's and then go to the application procedure.

Pre-Master's application procedure for Dutch students

Pre-Master's application procedure for international students

Application and enrolment HBO minors

Would you like to do a minor at Radboud University during your HBO education? Then follow the steps in the application procedure to apply and enrol.

Application procedure minor


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