Have you become excited about our online master Integrated Care Design? You need to have a relevant higher education diploma or equivalent as well as experience in the field.

You apply for this programme through the website of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC). During the application process you will be asked to provide proof of relevant diplomas and work experience. You can start the programme twice a year, in May and November.


The programme is open to everyone having successfully completed a four year curriculum at third level (undergraduate) or equivalent, whatever their country of origin, in healthcare or welfare - for example as a social worker, social-pedagogical worker, occupational therapist, nurse, physician or psychologist.

If you do not meet the admission requirements, you may be admitted via an assessment. You will be asked to demonstrate your higher professional education cognitive and work levels.
For further information and dates, please contact Marlou de Kuiper.

To ensure your successful completion of the programme, you are asked to demonstrate you have at least two years' work experience in a relevant role.

Students on the course are competent managers, professionals or advocates who are well-placed to make a significant contribution to the future development of innovations that promote integrated care in complex, multidisciplinary settings.

If you feel you meet the requirements to enter the programme, please apply via IFIC's website.

As this programme is taught completely in English, you must be able to show proof of your English language ability based on a TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS score:

  • IELTS: 6.5 - with no individual section lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL: 90 - with minimum scores as follows: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 17

Some exemptions apply. For more information, please contact Marlou de Kuiper.

All of the programmes at HU University of Applied Sciences are tested and approved by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). Further, the master programme Integrated Care Design was awarded Top Programme status by the independent Dutch Higher Education Choice Guide in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

This programme is organised in association with the Integrated Care Academy©, the education and training branch of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), a Dutch Foundation dedicated to advancing the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice around the world.