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Bachelor degree programmes

In order to be eligible for admission to a bachelor programme, you will have to meet certain requirements. You can find these requirements below.

Previous education

In order to be eligible for admission, the general end level of your previous education must be equivalent to pre-university education (VWO) in the Netherlands.

Please consult our list with international and country specific qualifications that are VWO equivalent. If your qualification is not listed, please do apply as all applications are assessed on an individual basis.

Language proficiency

Please consult the overview of the language requirements per faculty.

You are exempted from providing your proficiency in English, if you:

  • are a native speaker and have completed your entire secondary education in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada (English secondary education);
  • have already completed an entire bachelor programme in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada (English higher education);
  • apply with at least 3 GCE A2-level certificates;
  • have an International Baccalaureate diploma, with English as the medium of instruction;
  • have a European Baccalaureate diploma, with English as final exam subject from a European School.

Additional exemptions may apply for the programme of your choice. This is at the discretion of the Admissions Board and will be assessed when your application has been received by the Admissions Office.

Additional requirements

Subject specific requirements
In addition to the general end level requirement, some bachelor programmes apply subject specific requirements. In this case it also has to be determined whether you have the required background knowledge in relevant subjects. Whether the programme of your choice applies subject specific requirements, can be found on the programme pages. Make sure you choose the tab International Students for the correct information.

GPA/grade requirement
For some programmes, your GPA will also be taken into account. Please visit the programme pages to check if the programme of your choice applies a GPA requirement. Make sure you choose the tab International Students for the correct information.

Selection procedure

The following bachelor programmes have a selection procedure in place:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry - taught in Dutch
  • International Relations and International Organization

More information about the selection and placement procedure.

Laatst gewijzigd:20 september 2017 17:18