International Public Management (IPM) is a four-year degree programme which equips you with a broad skillset and enables you to work within the public sector, non-profit organisations or even the private sector. Many students (both local and international) come to our programme with the desire to improve upon pressing and often complex global issues such as those relating to human rights, peace and security, international trade or global warming.
Therefore, if you enjoy deepening your knowledge in a number of subjects, working on addressing global problems whilst at the same time developing critical thinking and analytical skills, the IPM programme may very well suit you.
Upon graduation you may find work both locally and internationally as a programme or project manager, consultant, analyst, civil servant and policy maker, or within the private sector. Over 60% of our graduates go on to pursue a master’s degree at an academic research university.
You may need particular subjects in your high school or pre-university results, depending on your chosen degree. Part-time degrees (all taught in Dutch) might also ask for relevant work experience.
Do you have a Dutch diploma?
Do you have a Dutch senior general secondary education (HAVO), pre-university education (VWO), vocational education (MBO-4) diploma? You can enrol on our four-year bachelor’s programmes. With a VWO you can choose a three-year degree. HAVO or VWO diplomas from Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius or St. Maarten are treated as Dutch diplomas. Please check our programmes for specific information on mandatory subjects.
Do you have an international/non-Dutch diploma?
Our Enrolment Office will decide how your international diploma compares to a Dutch diploma. You must also be proficient in the English language if the course is taught in English, or in Dutch if the course is taught in Dutch.
English language requirements
To enrol on a degree taught in English you must have sufficient command of the language. We accept IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and Cambridge English FCE/CAE/CPE tests (no older than two years on 1 September 2020). The Institutional TOEFL test, TOEFL ITP tests and other language tests aren’t accepted. We only accept single test day results, not TOEFL ‘My Best Scores’. Find out more about your programme’s language requirements.
Dutch language requirements
If you’re enrolling on a Dutch-taught programme with your foreign diploma, you’ll need to show us that your Dutch is up to scratch. Take the Dutch as a Second Language, Programme II (NT2-II) state exam, which includes reading, speaking, writing and listening.