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Preparatory minor for HBO students (in Dutch)

It is not possible for HBO students to be admitted directly to a Master’s programme. First, they must participate in a pre-Master’s programme that will provide them with the basic scientific knowledge and academic skills at the level of a university Bachelor’s programme. Successful, motivated HBO students can take a maximum of five courses in advance from the pre-Master's programme. This will reduce the costs of the pre-Master’s programme to be taken later.

About this study curriculum

Students can take up to 30 ECTS of courses from the pre-Master’s programme. This amounts to 5 courses. For this preparatory minor, you can choose from the courses listed below. 

Admission requirements

All candidates require a statement of consent from their HBO study programme (the institution's director and the Examining Board) as well as a statement of consent from the Radboud University GPM Examining Board.

  • HBO students who are granted admission will be enrolled at Radboud University as contract students. HBO students who have already obtained a minimum of 150 EC with a grade average of at least 7.5 (unweighed) over all the components completed so far are admissible immediately.
  • HBO students who have obtained a minimum of 150 EC with a grade point average between 7.0 and 7.5 (unweighed) over all the components completed so far must also submit a motivation letter; the Radboud University GPM Examining Board whether they can be admitted as an exceptional case.

Admission to the preparatory minor means that the student is immediately admissible to the Pre-Master’s programme upon completion of their HBO qualification.

Application

To take part in the preparatory minor, you must apply as a student at Radboud University via the following form.

Registration after completing the preparatory minor

Admission to the preparatory minor means that the student is immediately admissible to the pre-Master’s programme upon completion of the HBO degree programme. As soon as you have completed your HBO Bachelor’s programme and successfully completed the courses in the preparatory minor, you can register for the ‘regular’ pre-Master’s programme via Studielink.

In order to definitively complete your enrolment in Studielink, you must request an admission statement from the Examination Board. This is also done by writing a letter which must include the following:

The Examination Board will then ensure that your admission statement is forwarded internally, which will activate the Studielink enrolment.

Fees

There are no extra fees for a preparatory minor because you remain enrolled at your own educational institution during this Pre-Master's programme. For the remaining portion of the Pre-Master’s programme, you will be charged a fee. The fee is determined according to the number of ECs. Calculate your fee amount here.

Contact

For more information, please contact the GPM study advisor.

Total EC
30 EC
Elective courses
P1
P2
P3
P4
  1. P1
  2. P2

Students choose one of these two courses:

Minimum 6 EC, maximum 6 EC
  1. P1
  2. P2