Flexible entry requirements for ESSB master's

Have you not entirely finished your bachelor's degree yet? At our faculty you can already start with your master's! So have a look at what master programmes we have on offer for the academic year 2020-2021 (and discover our four brand-new master's specialisations). Below you can read the explanation of our revised and flexible requirements:

Dear students,

The requirement that the bachelor's degree must be completed before one can start a master's programme has been in place for many years. The Dutch Ministry of Education has allowed this requirement to be temporarily relaxed in the coming academic year, to help students who experience study delay because of the corona crisis. For the EUR, this means that you may be eligible for admission to a master's programme if you have completed at least 162 of the 180 ECTS of the bachelor's programme, and under the condition that you do successfully complete the bachelor’s programme before a set deadline. If the student chooses to apply, he/she can complete the remainder of the bachelor's programme during the master’s programme at their own risk, for example when it comes to schedule conflicts. 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 once the bachelor's thesis has been completed. Also, the master’s degree can only be obtained after the bachelor’s degree has been obtained. Exact details about the admission details for students who wish to make use of these regulations can be found below. Read also more about admission in general at EUR. 

  • For all ESSB master programmes, students (who have obtained at least 162 EC during their bachelor programme) can apply and be eligible for admission. EUR-wide, the following additional conditions have been established:

    • there is a justified expectation that the student will complete the bachelor programme in a very short amount of time, but no later than the aforementioned deadline. For non-EEA students (who are not yet studying in the Netherlands), the expectation is that taking both the preparatory and the master programmes at the same time will not lead to a viable programme; these students are therefore not eligible for the flexible entry requirement conditions;
    • as a result of the corona crisis, the student has been unable to progress sufficiently and there would be a disproportionate study delay if the student can not start the master programme.

    For ESSB students who qualify for the flexible entry requirement conditions, the following additional rules apply:

    1. The admissibility of the student must be assessed in accordance with the regulations in the EER.
    2. The student must have successfully completed the bachelor programme by 31 August 2021, at the latest. Without a bachelor degree, re-enrolment in the master programme will not be possible. We are still discussing how to arrange this administratively.
    3. In the master programmes in Psychology and Educational Sciences, the entrance requirement for the internship and thesis is that the bachelor's degree must be obtained in its entirety. Contrary to this, the Examination Board may, at the request of the student, decide to grant the student access to the master internship and thesis if the student demonstrates sufficient knowledge. The student can submit a motivated request to the Examination Board by means of the intended online contact form on MyEur.nl. The Examination Board will honor requests for Educational Sciences if the student meets the following conditions: 
      1. 2 of the 3 master specialisation blocks (at the EUR blocks 4.1C, 4.2C, 4.3C) have been successfully completed;

      2. 2 of the 3 master practical courses (on the EUR blocks 4.1P, 4.2P, 4.3P) have been successfully completed. In EC, this is equal to specialisation courses in the bachelor (on the EUR blocks 3.3 and 3.4);

      3. M&T at Bachelor 3 level (on the EUR: Block 3.5), or M&T at Master level (on the EUR: Block 4.4) has been successfully completed; and

      4.  Bachelor thesis has been successfully completed.

    The Examination Board will honour admission requests for Psychology if the student meets the following conditions:

      1. 2 of the 3 master specialisation blocks (to the EUR blocks 4.1C, 4.2C, 4.3C) have been successfully completed;
      2. 2 of the 3 master practicals (on the EUR blocks 4.1P, 4.2P, 4.3P) have been successfully completed;
      3. Bachelor thesis has been successfully completed
    1. In the Sociology and Public Administration master thesis, the bachelor thesis must have been completed in its entirety.
    2. It is the student's own responsibility to complete the bachelor thesis on time and to qualify for a master degree. Entering the master, without having obtained a bachelor degree, is at your own risk.