Following a minor

During your HBO or WO Bachelor's programme in the Netherlands, you can take a minor at several Radboud University Bachelor's programmes. Are you already a student at Radboud University? Then you can take a minor in your own or another programme during your Bachelor's; but an interdisciplinary minor is also an option. 

Why choose a minor?

  • Exemptions within your pre-Master's programme. If you are considering a particular Master's programme and you are not immediately eligible for admission, in many cases you can take a pre-Master's programme. A pre-Master's is a transition year geared to the Master's programme. After obtaining the pre-Master's, you can immediately start the corresponding Master's programme. If you have already done a minor, you can often get exemptions within your pre-Master's programme. This will save you time and money.
  • Discover a new field of study. Even if you are not immediately interested in a specific (pre-)Master's programme, a minor is a good way to get acquainted with a new field of study and get inspiration for choosing a Master's programme.
  • No extra costs. Taking a minor usually does not cost you extra money. If you are already a student at a university (of applied sciences), you only pay your normal tuition fees at your own educational institution.  
  • Easier transition from a university of applied sciences (HBO) to a research university (WO). For HBO students, a minor makes the transition from HBO to WO easier, as you already become familiar with taking courses at a research university. This is especially useful if you are thinking about taking a pre-Master's and Master's programme after your Bachelor's.

Minors for university of applied sciences (HBO) students

Minors for research university (WO) students

For Radboud students

Many Bachelor's programmes have a period in which you can take elective courses or minors in another programme, even outside your faculty or even interdisciplinary. This allows you to be introduced to a new field of study and at the same time earn credits towards your Bachelor's degree. Check our minor guides for all possibilities.  

Minor guides

Have you found a course or minor that interests you? Then apply via OSIRIS. There may be certain conditions for participating in a certain course. Please contact the study advisor of the relevant programme for more information.


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