Admission and selection

We are delighted with your interest for the master Facility and Real Estate Management! Follow in the footsteps of many professionals and alumni who have preceded you and check whether you meet the admission requirements.

International FREM Student Taking Notes at Workshop

Admissions requirements

Every year we select a maximum of twentyfive students. However, we often receive more applications than there is place in the course. It is important to sign up in time if you want to ensure a place for yourself.

1. Bachelor education

HBO/WO bachelor education in at least one of the following specialisations:

  • Bachelor in Facility Management
  • Bachelor in Real Estate Management / Real Estate and Brokerage
  • Bachelor in Architecture
  • Bachelor in Built Environment
  • Bachelor in Urban Planning
  • Bachelor in Hotel Management / Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor in Economics
  • Bachelor in Business Administration
  • Bachelor in International Business

Is your education not listed? Then please contact us.

2. Competence in English

  • IELTS 6.0 (
  • TOEFL test (internet version - score of at least 80 | paper version - score of at least 550 | computer version - score of at least 213)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (any pass grade) or Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (grade A, B or C) (
  • Bachelor's degree in English or Dutch completed in the Netherlands

Note: If your level of English is not considered sufficient during the intake interview, you will still have to submit an IELTS / TOEFL / Cambridge certificate)

3. Motivation letter

In this motivation letter of max. 2 A4 you have the opportunity to persuade us on why you should be selected for this programme. You can outline why this programme is a great match with your previous education, points of interests, (professional/academic) ambition and overall personal development.

4. Curriculum Vitae

A CV is a written overview of your skills, education and work experience. It is important to at least include the following: contact information, academic history, professional experience, qualifications & skills, certificates and any awards or honors.  

GMAT or Pre-master not required

We select students with a relevant background and skills for the Facility and Real Estate Management master. Therefore a GMAT or Pre-master is not required. However, if you have successfully completed one of these two, you will certainly enjoy it. You will make a smooth start with a completed GMAT or pre-master.

Required documents 

One day after your registration in Studielink you will receive your login data for Osiris (study information system). In your Osiris account you can immediately upload the required documents. If everything is complete, our team gets down to it right away. Good to know: there are no costs related to the registration and selection procedure.

Documents master

  1. A copy of your Bachelor’s degree and transcript
    Or if you are still completing your Bachelor's degree: your last transcript. Please note: Your original diploma must have been uploaded in Osiris before the start of the course.
  2. If applicable: English language certificate
  3. Motivation letter
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Copy of a valid passport/identity card


Your registration for the master Facility and Real Estate Management is complete. Once we have established that you meet all the entry requirements, we will organize an online intake interview with Programme Director Joop van Duren. During this conversation, in English, you can present yourself and substantiate your motivation for the master. Together we will see if our full-time or part-time  master Facility Management is a good match for you.

Registration complete

If our Programme Director approves your application, you are admitted to the master. You can now reserve your place. You can do this by paying the tuition fees in time (possible from 1 June). Furthermore, if applicable, you have to submit your visa application to the Zuyd University Immigration Office (before 1 July). 

Non-EU students

For (Non-EU) international students different rules can apply regarding practical matters, such as the payment, visa and insurance. Get prepared by reading further below.

Visa requirements

Depending on your nationality, you might be required to apply for a student residence permit visa in the Netherlands. Find out whether this applies to your nationality. If you need a visa, make sure you check the requirements and prepare yourself for the visa application process. Team Immigration from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences will assist you with your application. After your application you will receive an email with instructions.

Healthcare insurance

For Non-EU students, a valid healthcare insurance is one of the conditions you will have to meet to receive your residence permit. 

Study in full-time

As a Non-EU student requiring a visa, you can only choose the full-time version of the Master FREM. This is another requirement to be able to apply for a study visa.


If you don’t have a bank account in a SEPA country*, you cannot pay by digital authorization or in terms. You have to transfer the total tuition fee of the master Facility and Real Estate Management all at once. Please make sure that the entire amount is in the account of Zuyd University before 1 September. Pay on time, as international payments often take longer. Use the following account number when paying: IBAN: NL 62 RABO 0311 0781 33 / BIC: RABONL2U.

* SEPA countries are: all countries within the EU plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Monaco.

Open days

Visit one of our online open days, schedule an online meeting or enroll to be a student-for-a-day.

Apply for the programme September 2024

Non-EU Students     1 June 2024
EU Students               15 August 2024
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Deadline for registration

You can register from 1 October. The latest registration date for European students is 15 August. For non-European students it is 1 June (because of the visa procedure). Do not wait too long and register now for the Facility and Real Estate Management master via Studielink!

If you have questions about your application via Studielink, you can contact the Enrolment Office by email


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