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Public Administration



September - February 


1 year


The Hague

Taught in The Hague

The central question within this master’s is: how to address the world’s most pressing policy challenges from a governance perspective? The Master's in Public Administration gives you a unique multi-level perspective on managing policy challenges in their complex societal setting where multiple actors, interests and policy areas intertwine. The three specialisations have their own unique focus, mainly on economic, international, and organisational approach of governance.


  • Economics and Governance
  • International and European Governance
  • Public Management and Leadership


This programme prepares students for managerial and (policy) advisory positions in the public domain as well as for policy-related jobs in the private and non-governmental sector.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in public administration or in a closely related discipline, such as political science, public management, public policy, economics, business management, and sociology.

English proficiency**

IELTS: overall 6.5
TOEFL internet-based: 90

Faculty of Governance 
and Global Affairs

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.