Sending required documents

As a result of the worldwide impact of the coronavirus, we have decided to temporarily alter the requirement of sending the originals of certified copies of your documents per post (to complete your application and to enable us to admit you for enrollment).

If you graduate before the start of the academic year 2020-2021:

  • Please scan your original diploma and all the pages of the diploma supplement (including official translations, if the originals are not in English, Dutch, French or German).
  • Email this in one (1) PDF file to master@essb.eur.nl, mentioning your name and student number.
  • For applicants with Dutch prior education a "digitaal uittreksel diplomagegevens" is sufficient as well.
  • If you’re a student of EUR, please email your study progress overview (180 EC).
  • Preferably as soon as possible, but at the absolute latest in the last week of August 2020.

If you won’t graduate before the start of the academic year 2020-2021*:

  • Please have your institution of higher education email us directly: your most recent transcript of grades meeting the requirement of at least 162 of the 180 EC obtained of the bachelor's programme.
  • In one (1) PDF file (including official translations, if the originals are not in English, Dutch, French or German).
  • Have them email it to master@essb.eur.nl, mentioning your name and student number.
  • Preferably as soon as possible, but at the absolute latest in the last week of August 2020.

*The latter only applies for EER applicants: non-EER applicants are obliged to graduate before the start of the academic year, because for these applicants completing prior education while participating in the master’s programme is not deemed to be feasible.

The requirement that the bachelor's degree must have been completed before one can start a master's programme is a long-standing one. With the permission of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, this requirement will be temporarily eased in the coming academic year to accommodate students who are delayed due to this corona crisis in the bachelor's programme.

For the EUR, one can be admitted to a master's programme if one has completed at least 162 of the 180 ECTS of the bachelor's programme and on the condition that the bachelor's programme is successfully completed before a certain deadline. If the student chooses to do so, he/she may - at his/her own risk with regard to scheduling conflicts, etc. - complete the the bachelor's programme during the master's programme. Similar regulations also apply at other universities.

Details of the regulations may differ between faculties and universities. For example, for ESSB master's programmes, one may only start with the master's thesis if the bachelor's thesis has been successfully completed. Also, the master's degree can only be obtained after a bachelor's degree has been obtained. Exact details about the admission procedures and other rules for students who want to make use of these regulations will be announced later on the website.