When your education background does not grant you direct admission to the Master's programme in Political Science , you can, in some cases, enrol in a pre-Master's programme.
A pre-Master’s programme is (usually) a one-year programme (60 EC’s) especially designed to bridge the gap between your prior education and our Master’s in Political Science. Finishing one of these programmes grants direct access to the Master’s programme.
The Master’s programme in Political Science is accredited by the NVAO (the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation).
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- Comparative Politics
- Conflict, Power and Politics
- Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Politics
- International Political Economy
- International Relations
- Political Theory
- European Union Politics and Governance
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
- 1 April: Final deadline
- 1 July: Final deadline
DisciplinesInternational Relations Public Policy Political Science View 72 other Masters in Political Science in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor’s degree in a similar (or related) field from another reserach university with a fair number of courses in your preferred specialisation. Your degree must be equivalent to a Dutch Research University diploma.
- Proficiency in English
- Competency in Social Science Research Methodology
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International16000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Nijmegen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website
- Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.