Do you qualify to enter HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht's Master Sustainable Business Transition programme? Find out here.

Admission requirements Master Sustainable Business Transition

If you want to start with the Master SBT, you need to have a related Bachelor’s degree. We allow students with a Dutch Bachelor’s degree, or their international equivalent, in:

  • International Business
  • Creative Business
  • Business Administration (Bedrijfskunde)
  • Entrepreneurship (Ondernemerschap)
  • Retail Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Do you have a different accredited Bachelor's degree? Then you need at least 60 credits in economic courses, such as business, entrepreneurship and/or management. A maximum of 10 credits out of 60 can come from courses in finance and/or macro-economics, since these competences are a small part of our programme.

Download the entry level document to check whether you are up to speed with the content of the programme. This document also directs you to relevant material which you can study before enrolling in the programme

Additionally, you are required to have a good command of English (see English proficiency for more details).

Note that the matching procedure procedure is a mandatory part of your enrolment. You need to fulfill all the steps of the procedure as described below.

If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements, you are advised to get in touch before applying at

If you do not, or not yet, live in the Netherlands, you can enrol via Studielink, after creating a personal username and password. You can create your account on the Studielink website.

The final registration deadlines are:

  • Non-EU students who require a visa ánd residence permit for study: before 15 June;
  • Non-EU students who require a residence permit for study: before 15 July;
  • EU students: before 1 August;
  • Students living in the Netherlands (Dutch or foreign nationality): before 31 August.

Note that it is always preferred to register before 1 July if you want to start in September because of the matching procedure and holidays. If you register later, it cannot be guaranteed that you can start the first week of the academic year because of the admission criteria.

Students living in the Netherlands - including non-Dutch nationals - can enroll as well as apply for student grants and loans via Studielink (in English, Dutch and German). For this, you need a DigiD log-in code, which takes up to five days to obtain.

After your admittance on Studielink, you will receive all the specific information and details about the matching procedure.

For the matching procedure you are required to submit the following documents:

  • An English motivation letter (300-400 words) about your motivation, previous experience and expectations of this programme;
  • A curriculum vitae with your past experience and education;
  • A copy of your grade list and/or diploma;
  • If your diploma is not from the Dutch economic domain (HEO), please provide a short list of the business courses you took in line with our requirement (at least 60 EC) with a brief course description (2-3 lines per course);
  • If applicable, a language certificate that proves your English proficiency.

Please note that passing this matching procedure is required to be admitted into the programme.

Following the matching procedure, you’ll have a personal interview, see this next step below.

Following the matching procedure, you’ll have a personal interview. If the submitted material meets the basic demands, or if we have further questions about them, you are invited to a personal matching interview to see if this is the right programme for you. This allows you to elaborate and make your case why you should be enrolled into this programme.

Please note: Due to the summer holidays, interviews won't be planned between 3 July and 12 August 2024. As stated before, your application is ideally submitted before 1 July. This allows our admissions team time to process and check your file, and plan the interview if applicable. For late applicants, the matching interviews will continue staring in the week of 12 August.

Find out if you meet the language requirements or whether you need to take an English-language exam on our website about language requirements

Please contact HU International Office ( if you have any questions regarding your English proficiency.

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