No space is allocated to internships in our new master programs. This, however, does not mean students cannot do an internship on top of their regular course load.
Preferably, students do an internship after all the compulsory courses and required electives have been completed. When choosing to do an internship after completion the program, you will have no study delay, will continue to be a part of your master program community, and do not have to reschedule any (feedback) meetings of the Research and Thesis Trajectory. When opting for this choice, students must submit a request for postponement of graduation to the Board of Examiners after completing the Research and Thesis Trajectory. An internship is considered as a valid reason for a deferral, and postponing your graduation will thus have no implications for your grades and overall assessment.
It is also possible to do a research internship for the purposes of your thesis or a relevant internship that cannot be done during another period of time during your master program. In that case, prior to the start of your internship student must discuss the suitability, time frame and the applicable rules with the master program coordinator.
Students may also chose to do an internship prior to starting their master program. Even though it is not possible for bachelor students to let the internship count as an elective in their bachelor program, most students do choose to do an internship without having it registered as an elective.