Do you want to register for a pre-master's? Read the information carefully and follow the indicated steps. Make sure that all the required documents are uploaded. If the documents are not submitted correctly or incomplete, your admission won’t be assessed. Keep the deadlines in mind, late submissions won’t be taken into process.
Take note of the given requirements. If the document(s) you upload do not meet these criteria, your admission request cannot be assessed.
Proof economic or business related bachelor degree
Your transcript of grades must show the name of the institute, the name of the faculty and the name of your study programme.
Proof of GPA 7.5 or above
You need to proof that you obtained at least a GPA of 7.5 (7.50) or above. For hbo bachelors the GPA of 7.5 or above must be obtained in the ‘hoofdfase’ (year 2 t/m 4). Your GPA must be noted on your transcript of grades. The admission board does not do and/or accept own calculations. The board also doesn’t round grades.
Keep a close eye on the indicated deadlines, late requests won’t be processed.
Deadline pre-masters Dutch students
Your admission request needs to be complete on 31 January. This means that all steps of the registration process are taken, the required documents (keep the criteria of these documents in mind) are uploaded and the pre-master's fee is paid. We urgently recommend you to not wait until the last week of January to submit your request. The admission and registration process will also take some time and you don’t want to miss the start of your pre-master's.
Deadline pre-masters international students
Keep in mind that as an international student, you first have to apply for a master (see ‘‘How do I apply for a Master’s programme?’). If you received an admission decision which states you’ll have to complete a pre-master's, the following information is relevant for you.
The programme starts in the second semester, around the first of February. Due to the deadline for VISA request, non-EU citizens need to apply before the first of November. EU-citizens of students with a valid VISA have till the 31st of January to hand-in and complete there registration. To make sure everything is processed in time, we recommend to submit your request well before the deadline.
- 1 November 2023: Non-EU/ non-EAA students who need visa/residence permit. November 1 is the deadline to apply. Once you are conditionally admitted you have till December 1 to hand in an valid English Language test and GMAT (if applicable)
- 31 January 2024: EU/EAA students
Registration pre-master's NL Students
Step 1: register in Studielink
Register in Studielink. Is this the first time you apply? We advise you to consult the Studielink guide (Studielink stappenplan). To sign in, a DigiD is required. If you don’t have a DigiD, you should request one. I takes multiple working days before one will be assigned.
If you are signed in at Studielink, select for ‘Programme type’ for ‘bachelor- or other non-master programme’. The pre-masters will be recognizable from the word ‘(pre-master's)’ as last part of the name. Pick the pre-master's of your choice.
After registration in Studielink, you’ll receive an e-mail within two working days with your credentials for your personal dashboard at VU.nl. If you didn’t receive the e-mail, please check your spam folder and/or reach out to the UCIT-servicedesk using firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 – 598 0000.
Step 2: Complete your registration on your VU Dashboard
Go to vu.nl, select in the top right corner the option ‘Student – sign in’ and log in on your VU Dashboard. Make sure you complete all steps in the registration portal, upload all requested documents and confirm the registration. You’ll receive a notification from Studielink as soon as your application is processed.
Be aware, check your registration carefully! Only a complete registration will reach the admission board of the School of Business and Economics.
Step 3: Pay the pre-master's fee
Make sure you pay the fee for the pre-master's before the deadline. If the payment is not received, you will not be admitted and you can’t start the pre-master's. For more information about the payment of the pre-master's fee, you can check the tuition fees.
The tuition fees will only be refunded if you cancel your registration before the 31th of January of the relevant academic year.
Step 4: Check if you’re registered
As soon as you receive notice from Studielink and the VU notification that you’re registered for the pre-master's, the registration is completed. Until then, the admission is conditional and you’re not yet definitively registered. If you haven’t received any notification 20 days after completing the first three steps of the process, please contact the email@example.com