Nuffic Glossary

The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.

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doctorandus (drs)


'doctorandus'

This was the title traditionally granted to university graduates in all fields except law, agriculture and engineering, who completed a four- or five-year programme at a research university (before 2002).

Literally, 'doctorandus' means 'one who is qualified to proceed for the title of doctor'. The title, abbreviated to drs., is written before the name.

Since 1986 a 'doctorandus' has been entitled to use the title Master, abbreviated to 'MA' and written after the name. Under the bachelor's-master's degree system, graduates of WO master's degree programmes can still choose to use this title if they wish.