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Propaedeutic certificate of an applied science programme ('HBO-propedeuse')

It is possible to enter one of our bachelor programs with a propaedeutic certificate of a university of applied sciences (HBO). You will have to meet the entry requirements set out below.

These entry requirements are derived from the requirements for holders of a Dutch pre-university diploma (VWO).

In addition, we’ve learned that for many students with this propaedeutic certificate, studying at university level is often (too) difficult. Therefor each application is carefully assessed by the Admissions Board Bachelor programmes on knowledge, insight and skills. If the candidate has these, there is a higher chance that he or she will successfully complete the bachelor's degree programme. On this page you will read about the difference between HBO and Academic education. (Dutch)

Still have questions? Please contact the secretary of the Admissions Board Bachelor programmes via 050-3637361 or admissions.board.bsc.fse rug.nl.

Entry requirements

Bachelorprogramme

Entry requirements (pre-university level)

Artificial Intelligence*

Mathematics (Advanced /Higher Mathematics recommended)

English

Astronomy

Advanced or Higher Mathematics

Physics

English

Biology

Mathematics

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

English

Chemistry

Chemical Engineering

Advanced or Higher Mathematics

Physics

Chemistry

English

Computing Science*

Advanced or Higher Mathematics

Englis h

Pharmacy

Mathematics

Physics

Chemistry

English

Industrial Engineering and Management

Advanced or Higher Mathematics

English

Life Science and Technology

Advanced or Higher Mathematics

Physics

Chemistry

English

Mathematics / Applied Mathematics

Advanced or Higher Mathematics

English

Biomedical Engineering*

Physics / Applied Physics

Advanced or Higher Mathematics

Physics

English

* Please note! The Bachelor programme in Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Computing Science have a numerus fixus (fixed quota). Prospective students should apply before January 15th, 2024 due to the numerus fixus procedure. The admissions procedure is independent of the selection procedure. Information about the selection procedure can be found on this website.

English Language Requirements

Proficiency in English is an admission requirement for all English taught degree programmes. You will need to submit proof of proficiency in English as part of the application process. You are exempted for taking an English language test if you can prove that your level of English proficiency is equivalent to Dutch pre-university level (VWO). Check this website to find out which certificates are accepted as well.

Procedure

1 May

  • Apply for the BSc programme before May 1st through Studielink , this application is a request for registration.
  • Please note! Also apply for admission by the Admissions Board Bachelorprogrammes FSE before May 1st by filling out the 'Admission request'.
  • Within six weeks the Admissions Board will have assessed your application and inform you about the decision.
  • If required, you will have to take additional entrance exams.
  • Complete your file, before 31 August, by sending certified copies ** of your diploma's, transcripts and, in case of entrance exams, additional certificates by regular mail to the Admissions Board Bachelor programmes FSE, attn. Y. van der Weerd, Bernoulliborgh 9, 9747 AG Groningen.
  • When you have met all the entry requirements and completed your file, the Admissions Board will send you a decree of admission .
  • Complete your enrollment by following the registration procedure for a bachelor's degree.

15 January

  • Apply for the BSc programme before January 15th through Studielink , this application is a request for registration.
  • Please note! Also apply for admission by the Admissions Board Bachelorprogrammes FSE before January 15th by filling out the 'Admission request'.
  • Within four weeks the Admissions Board will have assessed your application and inform you about the decision.
  • If required, you will have to take additional entrance exams.
  • Complete your file, before 15 July, by sending certified copies * of your diploma's, transcripts and, in case of entrance exams, additional certificates by regular mail to the Admissions Board Bachelor programmes FSE, attn. Y. van der Weerd, Bernoulliborgh 9, 9747 AG Groningen.
  • When you have met all the entry requirements and completed your file, the Admissions Board will send you a decree of admission .
  • Complete your enrollment by following the registration procedure for a bachelor's degree.

*Certified copy is a copy of your diploma/certificate with a stamp and a signature of an official body certifying that the copy corresponds to the original. This can be certified in the administration of the institution that issued the diploma or at the Education Support Desk in the ‘Bernoulliborg’ (Nijenborgh 9) ‘ ADL ’ (A. Deusinglaan 1) and at the desk of Student Information & Administration (SIA) department in the ‘Academiegebouw’ (broerstraat 5) of the University of Groningen.

Deadline

Please note that the Admissions Board will only attend to applications that have been received before the deadline.

1 May

Prospective students should apply (through Studielink) and start the admissions procedure by submitting the admisssion request before May 1st 2024.

You do not have to have passed the entrance exams before the deadline, you can send in additional certificates and documents until August 31st , but preferably as soon after you have obtained and received them.

15 January

The Bachelor programme in Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering and Computing Science have a numerus fixus (fixed quota).

Prospective students should apply (through Studielink) and start the admissions procedure by submitting the admisssion request before January 15th, 2024.

  • The admissions procedure is independent of the selection procedure. Information about the selection procedure can be found on here.
  • You do not have to have passed the entrance exams before the deadline, you can send in additional certificates and documents until July 15th, but preferably as soon after you have obtained and received them.
Entrance exams

The admissions board does not offer entrance exams.

You can take entrance exams at the Centrale Commissie Voortentamens or at the Boswell-Bèta Institute.

You need to prepare yourself for the exams.

You can obtain VWO-certificates of the course(s) (also an option for English proficiency) at an institution for secondary education. These certificates can also be achieved in the region of Groningen at the Alfa College or Luzac College. Via distance learning, for example, LOI, NTI or NHA you can prepare yourself to take the "Staatsexamen". Please note that you can only sign up for ‘Staatsexamen" until 31 December.

You can also take the OMPT-D (online) mathematics exam of SOWISO. Certificates with a final grade of at least 65% are accepted. Category scores of 0% are not accepted.

Please note! You have a maximum of two chances.

VWO certificates from other institutions are not automatically accepted. Contact the Admissions Board if you want to take an exam elsewhere.

Please note! The mathematics tests offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business are not suitable for admission to one of the FSE Bachelor's programs. We do not accept these certificates.

Last modified:09 January 2024 2.54 p.m.
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