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Pre-Master’s program Management of Cultural Diversity

The pre-Master’s programs in Management of Cultural Diversity are designed for international and Dutch students with (1) a university degree that does not entirely meet the entry requirements of the Master’s program, or (2) a relevant Dutch hbo degree.

Pre-Master's programs

For university graduates

Tilburg University offers a program designed for students with a university Bachelor's degree that does not entirely meet the entry requirements of the Master's track Management of Cultural Diversity.
There are also a number of Bachelor's of other Tilburg University schools that can make you eligible to an individual bridging program. 

  • The pre-Master 's Management of Cultural Diversity consists of five courses (30 ECTS) and can be completed in half a year, having the choice between two starting moments: end of August or end of January.
  • It is also possible to spread the courses (30 ECTS) of the pre-Master's over two semesters; the starting moment is September. In that case, it takes a year to complete the pre-Master's.
  • After completing the program with good results, you can start with the one-year Master's track Management of Cultural Diversity.

Tuition fees

Please consult the page about the tuition fee rates concerning the Weighted fees pre-Master. This rate is the same for EEA and non-EEA students.

Application and admission

After you have submitted your complete application, the Admissions Committee will, based on this, decide whether:

  • You can be admitted directly into the Master’s program.
  • You can be offered a pre-Master’s program.
  • You cannot be admitted to the (pre-)Master’s program.

More on the application and admission procedure

For Dutch hbo graduates

The pre-Master's program for University of Applied Sciences (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.

  • The pre-Master 's Management of Cultural Diversity consists of five courses (30 ECTS) and can be completed in half a year, having the choice between two starting moments: end of August or end of January.
  • It is also possible to spread the courses (30 ECTS) of the pre-Master's over two semesters; the starting moment is September. In that case, it takes a year to complete the pre-Master's.
  • After completing the program with good results, you can start with the one-year Master's track Management of Cultural Diversity.

After completing this program with good results, you can start with the one-year Master's program end of August next academic year. 

Tuition fees

Please consult the page about the tuition fee rates concerning the Weighted fees pre-Master. This rate is the same for EEA and non-EEA students.

Application and admission

To be eligible for this pre-Master's program, you must have completed a Dutch hbo Bachelor's program that gives direct access to the pre-Master's program.

More on the application and admission procedure

Program content

Course overview

The pre-Master’s program consist of five courses; it depends on the intake moment what courses will be included in your pre-Master’s program. The course overview will be published here soon. 

Fall semester (end of August – January):

Spring semester (end of January – June):

Spread 30 ECTS over two semesters (September – June)
You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.


Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.


Do you want to know more about this pre-Master’s program?

Visit this pre-Master’s information session during the upcoming Open day

Open day Master's programs

Interested in the Management of Cultural Diversity track?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application