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Admission requirements 2023/2024

Great that you have decided to apply for the BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership! There are three main requirements:

  1. Secondary School Diploma
  2. English Requirement
  3. Mathematics Requirements

As the Global Responsibility & Leadership programme is a small-scale, intensive bachelor degree, a selection procedure applies. Succesful completion of the UCF selection procedure (both parts) is also a condition for admission to the BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership.

More information about how the three admission requirements can be fulfilled is shown below. In case you have any remaining questions about this please contact the Admissions Office. If you have questions about the selection procedure, then please get in touch with the UCF team via ucf-grl or +31 (0)6 15 54 84 41.

1. Secondary School Diploma

You are required to have successfully obtained a secondary school diploma which allows entry to an academic university. Therefore, you need to obtain a Dutch VWO diploma or international equivalent before gaining entry to the programme. It is also possible to apply with a Dutch HBO (University of Applied Sciences) propedeuse or a colloquium doctum.

2. English requirements

As the GRL programme is fully taught and assessed in English, students are required to demonstrate their English skills by sitting an approved English test. You are exempted from proving 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 or Canada (English secondary education)
Have already completed an entire Bachelor's degree programme in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, or Canada (English secondary education)
Scored a minimum final grade of 7 for the English course for the Dutch VWO diploma
Obtain(ed) a Dutch HBO Propaedeutic diploma taught and assessed in English
Scored a minimum final grade of 10 for the English course at Leistungskurs (LK) / erhörtere Anforderingsniveau (eA) for the German Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
Obtain(ed) an International Baccalaureate diploma, with English as the medium of instruction
Obtain(ed) an European Baccalaureate diploma from a European School or one of the Accredited European Schools and have (completed) English as final exam subject as L1 or L2
Apply with at least 3 GCE A2-level certificates from an accredited British examination board
Obtain(ed) the French Option Internationale du Baccalaur éat (OIB) section Britannique / Anglais
Obtain(ed) the South African National Senior certificate with IEB Advanced Programme certificate in English with 55% or more.

If you do not fall under one of these exemptions, you are required to complete an English language test. Information on accepted tests and grades can be found here.

In case you haven't taken one of our accepted English tests yet, or think this is not necessary for you, then please indicate this with your online application. In case it is required for you to take one of our accepted English tests, you will be informed about this by the admissions office when an admission decision has been made on your application.

3. Mathematics Requirements

Due to the content of some courses, UCF has a mathematics requirement. Students are required to have achieved a passing grade in VWO Wiskunde A,B or C or an international equivalent.

Required level
Dutch VWO
Wiskunde A, B or C with a passing grade
German Abitur
Mathematik Grundkurs gA or Mathematik Leistungskurs /Erhötem Anforderingsniveau with a passing grade
British A-levels
Advanced Subsidiary (AS)-Level Mathematics or Advanced Level Mathematics passing grade. GCE A2-level in Mathematics and/or Further Mathematics
International Baccalaureate
Mathematics Applications & Interpretation SL or HL with a passing grade, or Mathematics: Analysis & Approached SL or HL with a passing grade
Irish Leaving Certificate
Mathematics at the Ordinary Level or Mathematics at the Higher level with a minimum grade of O4/H4
European Baccalaureate

3 or 5 periods with a passing grade

High School Diploma
AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC with grade 3-5

If you did not obtain one of the above-mentioned qualifications, then you are asked to provide us with a Mathematics course description with your online application . Requirements for the Mathematics course description can be found here .

You will be informed on your level of Mathematics during the general admission procedure. If your mathematics level is deemed insufficient, you will be required to obtain one of the accepted Mathematics proficiency certificates. UCF accepts the following certificates:

Dutch VWO Mathematics (Wiskunde) A or B certificate with a passing grade (obtained at either CCVX or Boswell-Bèta)
Online Mathematic Placement Test A (OMPT-A) (Obtained via Sowiso, maximum of two attempts allowed) with a minimum average score of 55%
College Board AP Examination (AP Calculus AB or BC: grades 3-5.)
GCE (A) or GCE (AS) level certificate in Mathematics with a passing grade
International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Applications & Interpretations SL or HL certificate with a passing grade, or Mathematics Analysis & Approaches SL or HL certificate with a passing grade
Laatst gewijzigd:16 februari 2023 11:53