Be optimally prepared for your Master's!
We offer 2 different pre-Master's programs:
For students who completed their hbo (university of applied sciences) in the Netherlands, and speak Dutch.
For (international) students from universities whose university Bachelor's degree does not meet the Master's program in Finance entry requirements.
Pre-Master's program for Dutch hbo graduates
The Pre-Master's program for Dutch hbo graduates builds on the practically-oriented knowledge you acquired during your Bachelor's, by enhancing your theoretical knowledge as well as your capacity for conceptual thinking, ensuring you get the most out of your Master's program.
The Pre-Master's program for Dutch hbo graduates consists of 30 ECTS and starts in September until January. The courses are:
- Academic Competences Finance
- Finance for Pre-master
- Statistics for Pre-master (Dutch)
- Mathematics for Premasters
- One of the following courses:
- Financial Management
- Risk Management
Check the study guide for more information about the courses and program structure.
Admission and application
be eligible for this Pre-Master's program, you must have completed a
hbo-Bachelor's program that gives direct access to the Pre-Master's
program. Please check your eligibility and the deadlines for application on the admission and application page.
If your hbo-Bachelor's program is not indicated as admissible, you can not apply for the Pre-Master's program because the gap with our Master's programs is too big. You can consider applying for one of our Bachelor's programs.
Pre-Master's program for (international) university graduates
Tilburg University offers students whose university Bachelor's degree does not meet the Master's program in Finance entry requirements the opportunity to take a Pre-Master's program. This program is designed to fill knowledge gaps and provide you with the essential foundation needed to pursue your Master's program in Finance.
The Pre-Master's program for university graduates is tailor-made to your individual learning needs and consists of up to 30 ECTS.
Admission and application
As a university graduate you can not apply for our Pre-Master’s program directly; you should always apply for the Master’s program. The Admissions Board will then decide, based on your complete application, whether:
1. You can be admitted to the Master's program directly
2. You need to take a 6-month Pre-Master's program
3. You cannot be admitted to the (Pre-)Master's program
Please check your eligibility and the deadlines for application on the admission and application page.
Do you need help completing your application, or you have questions regarding the application process? Please get in touch - we are happy to help!
(Pre-)Master's student Martijn Verleisdonk from the Netherlands
Ask Martijn your questions about the Pre-Master's programs in Economics and Business / Management and what it's like to study at Tilburg University.