Premaster Ecology


The pre-master's programme Ecology will enable you to gain admission to the master programme Ecology.

The pre-master’s programme encompasses 6-30 EC and can differ per student. The exact content will be determined by the deficiencies remaining despite the previous education of the candidate.

The pre-masters programme is generally composed of several course components from the BSc Biology programme (but components from programmes are possible), depending on the prospective students needs. One logical option is to do the 30 EC minor Evolutionary Biology & Ecology. In addition, we have a prescribed pre-Master's for the MSc and a separate one for HBO. It’s almost the same program apart from one subject. Please look at the study guide, for information about the content of the courses.

You have to complete the premaster (30 EC) within 1 year. Therefore it is not possible to re-enroll for the premaster. All general information about admission and application for a premaster programme can be found here. Please note that the Faculty of Sciences does not require students to participate at the premaster assessment. You are, however, required to succesfully complete an English Language test.

If you have any questions about the pre-Master's Programme Ecology, please contact the Educational Office:


Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. In order to gain admission to the pre-master's programme, you will need to have a HBO Degree in a relevant field. Besides, you will need to submit the testresults of your English Language at your application.

The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. The deadline for application is 1 June.


If you have any questions about the premaster Ecology, please contact the Educational Office (