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Application and admission Human Resource Studies - national procedure

This is the national application and admission procedure for the (pre-)Master's program in Human Resource Studies.

a) Check your eligibility

Students of Tilburg University

Bachelor’s students of Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB)

The following TSB Bachelor's make you eligible to the Master's program in Human Resource Studies:

  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • Global Management of Social Issues

Provided that the minor in Human Resource Studies has been completed, the following TSB Bachelor's make you eligible to the Master's program in Human Resource Studies:

  • Sociology/sociologie
  • Personeelwetenschappen
  • Organisatiewetenschappen
  • Another TSB Bachelor's program

For admission to this Master's program register in Studielink.
See step 1 of the admission procedure below.

Do you have questions about the procedure?
Send an e-mail to Ma_HRS@tilburguniversity.edu.

Bachelor’s students of Tilburg School of Economics and Management

You can be admitted when you have successfully completed one of these Bachelor’s programs: Business Economics (Bedrijfseconomie) or International Business Administration including the courses:

Bachelor’s students of University College Tilburg

You are eligible for admission when you have successfully completed the Bachelor’s program Liberal Arts and Sciences with the major in Social Sciences: Human Behavior, including the courses:

Do you want to know if you are admissible? 
The only way to find out whether you are eligible for the master's program is to register in Studielink and apply for admission. See the admission procedure below.

Do you have questions about the procedure?
Send an e-mail to Ma_HRS@tilburguniversity.edu.

Students of other Dutch universities

This Master's program may be of interest to students with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the areas of economics, political science, management, sociology and psychology.

To start with the program you should have the following prior knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of social science theories
  • Basic knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods and statistics
  • Basic knowledge of relevant subjects in the field of Human Resource Studies, e.g. sociology of organizations, organizational psychology, human resource management.

You can find the admission criteria in this course list
Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Should you fail to meet all the prerequisites for admission to the Master's program, you may be able to make up this so-called deficit by taking an individual pre-Master's program at Tilburg University.

Do you want to know if you are admissible? 
The only way to find out whether you are eligible for the master's program is to register in Studielink and apply for admission. See the admission procedure below.

Do you have questions about the procedure?
Send an e-mail to Ma_HRS@tilburguniversity.edu.

Students of a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo)

You may qualify for the half-year pre-Master's program in Human Resource Studies.

  • If you have completed the pre-master's program successfully, you are automatically admitted to the Master's program in Human Resource Studies starting at the end of January or at the end of August next academic year.
  • If you complete the pre-Master’s program in Human Resource Studies, you may also apply for one of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Research Master's programs, starting in the fall semester (end of August) of the subsequent academic year. Keep in mind that all other admission criteria still apply.

Students have been admitted to the pre-Master's program Human Resource Studies with the following Dutch hbo Bachelor's:

Please note: If your hbo Bachelor’s program is not mentioned in this overview, you can still apply for admission to this pre-Master’s program by registering in Studielink. The Admissions Committee of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences will assess whether your degree qualifies you for admission. 

  • Business Innovation  
  • Bedrijfseconomie 
  • Bedrijfskunde 
  • Bedrijfskunde en Agribusiness 
  • Bedrijfskunde MER 
  • Bestuurskunde 
  • Business Management 
  • European Studies 
  • Hogere Europese Beroepenopleiding 
  • Hotel- and Eventmanagement 
  • Human Resource Management (of Personeel en Arbeid of Personeel en Organisatie) 
  • Integrale veiligheid 
  • International Business and Management Studies 
  • Learning and Development on Organisations 
  • Logistics management
  • Management, Economie en Recht 
  • Management in de zorg 
  • Technische Bedrijfskunde 
  • Toegepaste Psychologie 
  • Vrijetijdmanagement/ Leisure Management 

Please note: the programs and sources mentioned above provide an indication of your eligibility to the pre-Master's program, not a guarantee. 

Bachelor students Leisure Studies Breda University of Applied Sciences

You are eligible for admission to the Master’s program in Human Resource Studies when you have successfully completed the academic Bachelor’s program Leisure Studies at Breda University of Applied Sciences, including the minor in Human Resource Studies.

Bachelor students Convenant programs hbo

You are eligible for admission to the Master’s program in Human Resource Studies when you have successfully completed one of the following Dutch hbo Bachelor’s programs of the Convenant program:

Avans University of Applied Sciences ’s-Hertogenbosch and Breda

  • Bachelor’s programs in
    • Human Resource Management,
    • Personeelsmanagement and
    • Bedrijfskunde/Management, Economie en Recht

Fontys University of Applied Science HRM and Psychology

  • Bachelor’s program in Human Resource Management

For admission to this Master's program, you must register in Studielink. See step 1 of the admission procedure below.

Do you have questions?
Send an e-mail to Ma_HRS@tilburguniversity.edu.

b) Consider the deadlines

The pre-Master’s program starts end of August.

  • You must register yourself in Studielink before: August 1

The Master's program has two intake moments. You must register yourself in Studielink before:

  • Starting end of August: August 1
  • Starting end of January: December 15

Please note: Make sure you complete your application on time. 
Make sure you are well prepared to start your (pre)-Master.

c) Follow the procedure for national applicants

Step 1: Register in Studielink

After you have registered in Studielink, the program's Admissions Committee will assess whether your previous education is a sufficient fit with this program to be admitted. Studielink opens on October 1.

  • The name of this Master's program in Studielink:
    M Human Resource Studies (CROHO-code: 60075)
  • The name of the pre-Master's program in Studielink:
    B Human Resource Studies (pre-master HRS 30 ECTS. CROHO-code: 50755)

Register in Studielink

Enter an e-mail address in Studielink that you use regularly. Tilburg University will use this e-mail address to send you important information on your application and admission.

Step 2: Admissions Committee's decision

The Admissions Committee assesses whether your degree qualifies you for admission to this (pre-)Master's program on a case-by-case basis.

You will receive the decision of the Admissions Committee by e-mail. In general, we aim to assess your application within six weeks.

There are three possibilities:

  • (Conditionally) accepted to the Master's program
    If you are conditionally accepted, this means that you are admitted to our Master's program (on the condition that we request additional information).

  • (Conditionally) accepted to the pre-Master's program
    It is possible that you do not completely fulfill the requirements for the Master’s program. If this is the case, we may offer you a pre-Master's program to prepare you for the Master's program.

  • Rejected
    If you do not fulfill the admission requirements, your application will be rejected. We will e-mail you personally the reasons for the rejection.

Step 3: Admitted, what's next?

Congratulations!

Whether conditionally or unconditionally admitted, we welcome you warmly to Tilburg University and wish you good luck with the start of your studies.

Let's walk you through the next steps:

  • Complete your enrollment and pay your tuition fees
    Please check your enrollment status and any to-do items that may still be pending in OSIRIS Student. You can use your login details for Tilburg University’s computer network to access OSIRIS Student.
  • Arrange practical matters
    Before you can start your studies, there are a number of practical matters to take care of, such as registering for courses, and if necessary, arranging housing.
  • Participate in orientation activities
    • As an incoming student you can participate in the TOP Week: a social, practical and creative introduction week for all new students who are enrolled in one of the higher education institutions in Tilburg. The TOP Week takes place the week before the start of the academic year.
    • Besides the TOP Week, there is also an official program introduction organized by your study program. During the Program Introduction, you will receive all the information you need to get off to a good start with your new study. You will meet the education coordinator, the program director and your fellow students. Participation is mandatory.

Read more on how to become a Tilburg University student

Do you have any questions?

Please feel free to contact us for your personal queries. You can contact us on every page of the Master's website.