Flexible entry requirements for ESSB master's

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To progress from a bachelor's programme to a master's within the ESSB, there is an adjusted regulation due to the corona crisis. This means that in the coming academic year one does not need to have completed the entire bachelor. Should you want to make use of this regulation you must send an email to master@essb.eur.nl along with your student number and most recent grade list (signed and stamped by your university) before August 15th. Other faculties have similar regulations. Below you can read the explanation of our revised and flexible requirements per academic year:

The information below only applies to the master applicants in the academic year 2021-2022 (for the academic year 2022-2023). Below you can read the explanation of our requirements for conditional admission (the 'soft cut’):

The requirement that the bachelor's degree must be completed (the ‘hard cut’) 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 conditional 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, the student 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. An important condition is that the bachelor is completed within the academic year of starting the master. 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 has been completed. Also, the master’s degree can only be obtained after the bachelor’s degree has been obtained. Exact details for students who wish to make use of these regulations can be found below. Read read 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 conditional admission in 2022-2023, to prevent that consequences of the corona crisis in terms of study progress lead to disproportionate study delay for the student. EUR-wide, an important condition is that 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 ’soft-cut’.

For ESSB students who qualify for conditional master admission in 2022-2023, 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, who enrolls in the master while not yet having completed the bachelor programme, must have successfully completed the bachelor programme within one academic year, meaning ultimately 31 August of the academic year in which the student started the master. After the academic year in which the student started the master, the student cannot again make use of the ‘soft-cut’; meaning that the student cannot re-enroll until the bachelor degree is obtained.
  3. In all master programmes, the additional entrance requirement for the masterinternship (if applicable) and masterthesis is that the bachelor must be completed in full.
  4. 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.

To progress from a bachelor's programme to a master's within the ESSB, there is an adjusted regulation due to the corona crisis. This means that in the coming academic year one does not need to have completed the entire bachelor. Other faculties have similar regulations. So have a look at what master programmes we have on offer for the academic year 2021-2022. 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 2022, at the latest. Without a bachelor degree, re-enrolment in the master programme will not be possible.
  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.

The information below only applies to the master applicants in the academic year 2020-2021. Below you can read the explanation of our temporary 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.

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