The hard cut is a part of the lawmodification “Ruim baan voor talent”. It is a legal measure and the University of Twente need to comply because the binding right.
The hard cut will boost that the students will make their choise of a Master consciously. On this moment, 79% flow through to the socalled flow through Master. Students can start with a Master if the grade of de Bachelor is completed. The flow through Master is an exception on this; it is possible to start with Masterdisciplines on certain conditions.
Because of the hard cut, all students begin the Master with a clean slate, without having to finish some Bachelordisciplines. There will be a group of like-minded students, whom can concentrate fully on the Master. This is important for the intensity and the quality of the education.