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Step 4. Compare and decide

How do you decide which master's programme suits you best?

1. Comparing options

You will be left with only a few programmes after step 3. Which makes it easy to compare them. Decide what the most important aspects are for you so you can use them to base your choice on. For instance, the type of education, the possibility to go on an internship, the available options within the programme, the location of the educational institution, or the available career opportunities.  

Make a pros and cons list for each programme. It is also important to make sure that you meet the admission criteria; 

Still not sure? Try using the T-model. This T-model is a decision-making technique you can use to help you decide between two or more opportunities, in this case study programmes.  

2. Making a decision

You have taken a good look at the different programmes available and now it is time for the last step: making a final decision. Are you ready to take the plunge?  

Do not try to make this choice more difficult than it already is. Not all study or master’s choices are set in stone. Research has shown that after 25 years more than 75% of the working population is no longer working in the field that they initially obtained their diploma in! This is because you continue to grow and learn, and continue to experience new things. Based on these knew experiences you will continue to make new choices. So, do not worry about being stuck with your master’s choice for the rest of your life.  

3. Apply

Have you found a programme that appeals to you and are you ready to make a decision? 

  • Be mindful of the application deadline and register on time 
  • You can register for your chosen programme via Studielink.  

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