What are the admission requirements for bachelor’s programmes?

Admission is determined on the basis of three factors:

  1. Educational background/diplomas
    For admission to a bachelor's programme you must have an educational diploma that is at least equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma (VWO). For more details visit our webpage on 'Bachelor - Admission Requirements'.

    Directly admissable?
    Some Dutch diplomas grant direct admission to Bachelor’s programmes. Check in the programme description whether your diploma grants you direct admission. If you do not have a diploma that grants direct admission, for example if you have an international diploma or a VWO diploma with 'deficiencies', you have to apply for admission. After submitting your application you will be informed whether you can be admitted on the basis of your diploma and if additional entrance tests are required.
     
  2. Programme-specific requirements
    For specific requirements per programme please refer to the relevant programme description.
     
  3. Language requirements
    You must be proficient in Dutch if you want to be admitted to Dutch-taught bachelor’s programmes. You must be proficient in English if you want to be admitted to all English-taught and most Dutch-taught bachelor’s programmes. Proficiency in other langauges might be required for certain bachelor's programmes. For specific requirements per programme please refer to the relevant programme description.

Some bachelor's programmes have a limited quota of places available. Check in advance if this applies to your chosen programme. If this is the case, additional selection procedures are in place. Read more in the relevant programme description.