As a result of the corona crisis and the resulting mitigation measures, the well-being of some students has come under pressure with possible adverse consequences for the study. Due to the so-called 'hard cut' between bachelor and master, in principle students can only start their master when they have completed their bachelor's degree. In these special circumstances, ESHPM allows students who are faced with a short delay of their bachelor diploma to start their ESHPM master’s programme. This will be realised by the ‘soft cut’.
At ESHPM, the introduction of the ‘soft cut’ takes the following form as a supplement to the standard admission requirements:
Bachelor – Master
- By 31 August 2021, the student has obtained at least 162 EC in their bachelor programme at a Dutch or international university. With this minimum number of EC, the student is conditionally admitted to the master programmes Health Care Management, Zorgmanagement and Health Economics, Policy & Law in 2021-2022;
- For this admission to become granted, the student must have obtained their bachelor diploma by 31 August 2022 at the latest (180 EC);
- If a student does not obtain its bachelor diploma by 31 August 2022, they will be excluded from further participation in the master programme. This situation applies until they have finally completed the bachelor programme.
- The master diploma can only be awarded to the student after Bachelor diploma has been obtained.
- Students admitted in the academic year 2020-2021 for a master based on the soft cut and who have not yet obtained their bachelor diploma on August 31, 2021, cannot be admitted for the master's academic year 2021-2022. They can be admitted as soon as they obtain their bachelor diploma. Examination results obtained in the academic year 2020-2021 remain valid.
Pre-master – Master
- In the event that one examination component is completed with a grade between 4.5 and 5.5, the premaster certificate can be obtained if all other examination components are completed with a grade of 5.5 or higher and if the unweighted average of the grades of all examination components is at least 6.0. Excepted from this rule are the M&T courses (Inleiding Methoden & Technieken van Onderzoek, Statistiek A, Statistiek B, Kwalitatief Leeronderzoek en Kwantitatief Leeronderzoek); for these courses, the minimum result remains 5,0 and the average of the results minimal 6,0.
- This modification replaces the compensation rule in which a student may compensate a 5.0-5.4, see article 5.1.a 2 of the Teaching and Examination Regulations ('OER') 2020-2021.
In order to be admitted to the master Health Care Management, you must have successfully completed a relevant university bachelor's or master's degree and be able to demonstrate this with a diploma from the relevant educational institution. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate proof of English proficiency (full-time programme) and Dutch (part-time programme) and demonstrate that you have the required mathematics level.
Students must have successfully completed a bachelor's degree or a master's degree in a relevant field at a recognised university.
Those who have obtained a Dutch Bachelor or Master of Science degree in:
- Business administration
- European Public Health, with at least one relevant course on healthcare management
- Health Sciences, with at least one relevant course on healthcare management
- Human Health and Life Sciences, with at least one relevant course on healthcare management
- (Business) Economics, with at least one relevant course on healthcare management
- Public administration, with at least one relevant course on healthcare management
- Medical Informatics, with at least one relevant course on healthcare management
Or those students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree obtained at a non-Dutch university related to one of the main disciplines:
- Health Sciences
All non-Dutch diplomas will be assessed by the admissions office and/or Nuffic. All Dutch and non-Dutch diplomas and applications will be assessed individually by the admissions committee, which will determine whether students are eligible for the master.
Please note that students holding a bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences do not qualify for the master's in Health Care Management and will not be accepted. We do offer a pre-master in Dutch.
A sufficient command of the English language is necessary for admission to the full-time variant of the master’s in Healthcare Management. This admission requirement does not apply to the part-time variant.
Proof of proficiency in English must be presented by submitting the results from either:
Equivalent B.2 CEFR
Level Statement of Language & Training Centre Erasmus University (English intake test, valid for 1 year)
A minimum score of 6,5
iBT TOEFL (valid for 2 years) or iBT Special Home Edition
A minimum score of 90
Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)
Grade A and B
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
Only with an additional speaking test (C1 of C2 level)
International Baccalaureate "English A: Language & Literature higher level" received in the Netherlands
Exemption from the requirements is granted to those who:
- hold the nationality of one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, UK or the USA, or
- completed a bachelor or master's programme at a Dutch university (of applied sciences), or
- completed the ESHPM pre-master programme, or
- completed a university bachelor’s or master’s programme fully taught in English in one of the following countries: The Netherlands, Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, or the USA.
Proficiency in Mathematics
You are admissible to the master's in Healthcare Management if you can demonstrate that you have the required mathematics level. This is demonstrable with:
- a VWO diploma with Mathematics A, B, C or comparable or
- methods and techniques from your previous education, to be assessed by the admissions committee or
- a VWO mathematics certificate, to be assessed by the admission committee