Admission / qualifications
Which diplomas give direct access to a university study?Diplomas which give direct access to a university degree programme are:
- a VWO diploma;
- an ‘old-style’ HBS or Gymnasium diploma
- a HBO propaedeutic certificate from most HBO colleges in the Netherlands';
- a propaedeutic certificate issued by most universities in the Netherlands and the Open University;
- a HBO certificate from most HBO colleges in the Netherlands;
- Degrees awarded by a regular Dutch university or the Open University.
Some Bachelor’s degree programmes have additional entry requirements in the form of specific VWO subjects or profiles (only in Dutch) or contact the study advisor of the degree programme in question.
- Will I be admitted to a Bachelor’s degree programme with a VWO diploma?
- Is an 'old-style' VWO diploma sufficient for admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme?
- What can I do if my profile is wrong for the degree programme of my choice?
- Can I be admitted on the basis of my subject certificates if I have not passed the entire VWO examination?
HBO Bachelor’s degree and propaedeutic certificate
- Is a HBO propaedeutic or a HBO Bachelors degree certificate sufficient for admission to a university Bachelor's degree programme?
- Does it matter which HBO propaedeutic phase I have completed if I wish to enrol in a university degree programme?
- Can I enrol in a higher year?
- Does a HBO Bachelor’s degree give access to a Master’s degree programme?
- Am I entitled to additional financial support?
- Can I quit if the programme is not to my liking?
University Bachelor’s degree
- Does a university Bachelor’s degree give access to a Master’s degree programme at the University of Groningen?
- I would like to start with one or more modules from the Master’s degree programme but have not yet completed my Bachelor’s degree programme. Can I register for the Master’s degree programme in advance?
- How do I apply for a Research Master’s programme or other Master’s degree programme with additional entry requirements?
- What is a Declaration of Admission to the Final Exams (VTAE)?