How can governments take action to combat climate change and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? How can governments ensure the protection of data security and privacy rights of citizens in times of rapid technological change? And what does it take for governments to keep healthcare affordable and available for all citizens? If you are fascinated by the role governments and public organisations play in tackling the grand challenges of our society today, the one-year, English-taught Master’s in Public Administration at the University of Twente is right for you.
You will learn how to address challenges within the public sector in today’s technologically transforming world. More than gaining a strong, broad foundation, you get to develop your own profile within a domain of your choice (e.g. public safety, sustainability, healthcare, public affairs or the Dutch government).
Because of an ageing workforce in many countries and the rise of new (digital) challenges, the demand for skilled professionals within the public domain will continue to grow. That’s why you can look forward to great career prospects, e.g. as a policymaker, policy adviser, lobbyist, or researcher.
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Master of Science
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
No Numerus Fixus
Without numerus fixus.
Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
relevant scientific bachelor + optionally pre-master
Letter of Motivation (max 1000 words)
Bachelor degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Administration or a related field and knowledge of the following topics: Political Science, Sociology, Economy and Law.
- IELTS overall band
- TOEFL internet based
Check when you can start and what you have to pay!
|Start date||App. deadline EU/EEA||App. deadline Non-EU/EEA|
|1 Sep '23||1 Jul '23||1 May '23|
|1 Feb '24||1 Dec '23||1 Oct '23|
|1 Sep '24||1 Jul '24||1 May '24|
|1 Feb '25||1 Dec '24||1 Oct '24|
|1 Sep '25||1 Jul '25||1 May '25|
You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.
John Monash Scholarships
Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) Scholarship
Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)
The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.
UAF: Foundation for Refugee Students
University of Twente Scholarship (UTS)
The Holland Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.
GI Bill Scholarship (U.S. Veteran Affairs)
Liberation Scholarship Programme
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (U.S.A. Veteran Affairs)
DUO Tuition and Course Grant
Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme
Erasmus+ Exchange (Australia)
Fondo para el Desarrollo de Recursos Humanos (FIDERH)
New Holland Scholarship Australia
Mahmoud S. Rabbani Scholarship
K.C. Mahindra Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies Abroad
The Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation
The National Postgraduate Scholarship Programme - Oman
Colfuturo Loan Programme powered by University of Twente
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