• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Master's programme in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism at Utrecht University addresses these topics from the assumption that systematic understanding of the precursors and processes of migration and integration is essential for the development of adequate policies and interventions in pluralistic societies.

About

In this Master's programme in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism at Utrecht University, you will focus on questions of high societal significance and policy relevance that relate to:

  • International migration
  • Integration and cultural identity
  • Development of ethnic relations
  • Management of cultural diversity

Interdisciplinary methodology

This two-year Master's programme contributes to interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical knowledge in the social sciences. We focus on the main theories and approaches developed in the fields of Sociology and Social and Cultural Psychology. In addition to these two central disciplinary fields, we also cover perspectives from adjacent fields such as Political Science, Economics, Anthropology and Geography.

Careers

This Master's programme prepares you for subsequent PhD training. It also serves as a freestanding programme for graduates who aspire to research positions outside academia.

This Master's programme prepares you for a scientific career, in academia (PhD training), research institutes, government organisations, NGOs, and private enterprises.

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • International Migration: Theories, Types, Trends and Policies
  • Identity and Cultural Diversity
  • Research Practicum
  • Methods and Statistics: Regression Analysis and Its Generalizations
  • Acculturation and Cultural Comparison
  • Immigrant Integration: Inequality and Cohesion

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • More details: If you need an early admissions decision in order to apply for scholarships, you should submit your application before February 1
    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Credits
      120 ECTS
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus
    • More information Go to the programme website

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      93

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3.4

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.4 will be considered for admission. 

    The programme’s Admissions Committee will determine whether these candidates compensate for this GPA with other capacities they possess.

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    • You must hold an academic Bachelor’s degree in the Social or Behavioural Sciences (for instance Interdisciplinary Social Science, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, or Psychology). 
    • After applying, the Admissions Committee will determine your eligibility and competencies based on the documentation you provide. Our Admissions Office will determine whether a non-Dutch academic degree is equivalent to a 3-year Bachelor’s degree at a Dutch research university. 
    • If your degree is assessed as less than equivalent to a 3-year Dutch research University degree, or as a bachelor from a university of applied sciences, you are most likely not eligible for admission.  

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      16600 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 16600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2083 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Utrecht

    • 900 - 1450 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    Utrecht University, the Dutch Government and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants. Below is a list of the scholarships that are most often used by international students studying in Utrecht. Note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

    • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
    • Bright Minds Fellowships
    • Holland Scholarship
    • Orange Tulip Scholarship - for Chinese students only
    • Utrecht Sylff Scholarships - for outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)
    • Student grant and loan system
    • Tuition fee loan
    • Erasmus+ Master loans
    • Canadian student loans
    • US Federal Loans

    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.

    The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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