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Public Administration


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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? And what does it take 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 Master's in Public Administration is right for you. You will learn how to address challenges within the public sector in today’s technologically transforming world. You can develop your profile in a domain of your choice: public safety, sustainability, healthcare, public affairs, or the Dutch (local) government.

Because of 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 as a policymaker, policy adviser, lobbyist, or researcher.




Master of Science


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 14,250

€ 14,250


Application requirements

Public Administration
European Studies
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.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 14,250
€ 14,250
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
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)

NL Scholarship

The NL 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.

Canon Foundation Research Fellowship

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)

Kipaji Scholarship

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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Main address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede

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