Students with a HBO diploma - Pre-master requirements

On this page you can find all the information you need to apply to one of our pre-master programmes at the Erasmus School of Economics for students with a Dutch HBO diploma.

A pre-master programme closes the gap between your HBO degree and a master's degree programme of a research university. During the pre-master programme you will strengthen and deepen your knowledge.

A pre-master programme has a duration of one academic year. The master programmes of the Erasmus School of Economics take one (full time) year. All programmes start in September.

A pre-master programme must be completed within two years in order to be admissible to the subsequent master's degree programme.  

Admission requirements

Relevant HBO diploma

Proof of sufficient mathematics

Sufficient Grade Point Average

Application procedure

Registration in Studielink

Upload required application documents

Extra information

  • Applicants need to check the spam folder in their e-mail inbox to ensure they do not miss out on any important messages from the university. Mails that arrive in the spam folder should be marked as ‘trusted’ to avoid future communication problems.
  • Applicants who use a @qq.com email address are requested to use a different email address for their application and future communication with the university because of compatibility problems.

Application closed

Applications for the pre-master programmes for the academic year 2018-2019 will open on 1 January 2018 and close on 1 May 2018.