- You require a bachelor’s degree in the field of Education to be admitted to the master’s course. If you work in education and you have obtained a bachelor's degree in a different field, you can still apply and you can gain access to the programme on the basis of a positive outcome of the admission interview.
- You work in education or a related workplace. Since an innovation in the student’s own environment is an important part of the programme, students need to guarantee the support of their institution to attend the course and the potential to carry out an innovation in their class, department and/or institution.
- All students must prove that they have good writing and conversation skills in English. If English is not your native language, you must provide a result from an internationally recognized test of English/certificate (more information: see below ‘English language requirements’).
- A positive result follows the admission interview (more information: see below ‘Application procedure’).
- For students not meeting the admission requirements, it is currently not possible to take a pre-master’s or catch-up course. A basic principle is that students must follow all the modules and exemptions are only possible for complete modules by evidence of competences obtained elsewhere.
English language requirements
As the course will be taught in English, passing an online language test is required before the start of the course. All students must prove that they have good writing and conversation skills in English.
If English is not your native language, you must provide a result from an internationally recognized test of English/certificate.
An official English language test result is not required if:
- you have completed your secondary education in Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA.
- you have an International Baccalaureate diploma.
The minimum test scores required are (test results should be no more than two years old.)
- TOEFL: 80 (internet-based) and 550 (paper-based).
- IELTS Academic: 6.0
- Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English): Grade C scale 180- 184
- Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
Information on test dates, scheduling, and costs can be obtained at the respective websites of TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge English.
- Academic deadline for application for non EU/EEA and OKP applicants: 7 March 2021.
- DELTA deadline for OKP applicants: 15 March 2021.
- Academic deadline for non-fellowship and EU/EEA applicants: 1 June 2021.
In this application process you will need your Curriculum Vitae, a motivation letter and a recommendation letter written by someone working in the context where your research and innovation will take place.
2. Only for foreign student: After receiving your application, we will have an informal Skype conversation.
3. After receiving your application, we will send you information about an English test
(IELTS; minimum score required is 6.0). For foreign students it is legally obliged to do this test and the costs shall be borne by Driestar Christian University. Dutch students may apply for this test as well, but have to pay the costs of the test (approximately €250,-) themselves.
4. After passing this test, you will receive a format to write a position paper.
A position paper implies a description of your current work situation, with a possible innovation or research subject.
5. You will have an admission interview
in Gouda (for foreign students this will be a Skype conversation) with two senior lecturers by referring to all the things mentioned above.