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Additional requirements for students with a completed propaedeutic exam at college level

You don't have a VWO diploma, but you do have a hbo-propedeuse* and want to do the Bachelor's degree in Pedagogical Sciences, Psychology or Sociology? That is possible!

* also applies in the case of a completed hbo.

To apply for one of our Bachelor's programs in Pedagogical Sciences, Psychology, or Sociology with a propaedeutic certificate, you'll need to demonstrate sufficient prior knowledge at VWO-6 level through one or more supplementary exams.On this page, you'll find detailed information about these additional prior education requirements, how to fulfill them, and the necessary steps to take. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Admissions Committee for Bachelor's Programs at: toelatingstoetsen.gmw@rug.nl.

Further prior education requirements

Bachelor's degree Programme

Previous education requirements (VWO level)

Psychology

Mathematics
English

Pedagogical Sciences

Mathematics
English

Sociology

Mathematics
English

Exemption from additional prior education requirements

If you believe that you meet the further educational requirements, apart from the above-mentioned entrance examinations, you may request an exemption for one or more subjects. You can submit your request by emailing toelatingstoetsen.gmw@rug.nl and attaching the relevant certificates you have obtained to support your exemption request.

For more information on the English language exemption, please see this page.

Admission exams

Since the 2023-2024 academic year, the admissions committee has not been taking any admission exams . You can now take entrance exams from the institutions specified below. Please note that admission exams from other institutions will not be accepted. It is your own responsibility to prepare for and apply to these exams indepently.

Exam

Accepted certificates*

Mathematics

CCVX , Boswell-Bèta instituut , Korteweg-de Vries Instituut voor Wiskunde

English

IELTS (academic), TOEFL IBT (internet-based), Cambridge English (see table below for the rquired scores on these different exams)

Please note that the exam scores should not be older than two years (except Cambridge).

* Various 'pass criteria' are employed for the exams. Please see the table below for these specific criteria.

Engels IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge

Score →

Test ↓

Overall

Speaking

Writing

IELTS (Academic)

6.5

6.0

6.0

TOEFL IBT*

(internet-based)

90

19

21

Cambridge English

Cambridge C1 Advanced or Cambridge C2 Proficiency

C, B, A

In addition, VWO certificates from accredited institutions in the Netherlands are also approved. VWO sub-certificates (also for English proficiency) can also be acquired at an institution of secondary education for the respective subject. In the Groningen region, these certificates are obtainable at Alfa College or Luzac College. Alternatively, you can potentially prepare for a Staatsexamen through distance learning programs, such as LOI, NTI or NHA. Please note that you can apply for Staatsexamen until 31 December.

Procedure

Each application is carefully assessed by the Admissions Committee for Bachelor's Program's. See below for the specific procedures applicable to each program.

Psychology
Submit your application via Studielink before January 15th; this application serves as a request for enrollment.

Within four weeks, you will receive a letter containing detailed information regarding the additional education requirements and instructions on how to fulfill them. If you are required to take an additional exam for any of the specified subjects, you must upload the certificate or diploma by July 15th. The information letter will outline the procedure for this.

Upon uploading the certificate or diploma, it will be assessed within four weeks to determine if you meet the additional education requirements. You will be notified of the outcome accordingly. You can consult the Student Portal to review any additional steps required for admission and enrollment.

The Student Information and Administration Department (SIA) will also provide regular updates via email regarding any further steps you need to take. Once you fulfill all requirements, you will receive a declaration of enrollment from SIA.

Please note:

➢ If you're applying for Psychology, participation in the selection procedure is mandatory.
➢ The deadline for submitting certificates is July 15th. Since it is possible to be allocated a place after July 15th, it is important to obtain and submit the required certificates before the deadline.

Pedagogical Sciences and/or Sociology

Apply before May 1st via Studielink; this application is a request for enrolment.

You will receive a letter within four weeks containing detailed information about the additional education requirements and instructions on how to fulfill them. If you require an additional exam for any of the mentioned subjects, you must upload the certificate or diploma by August 31st*. The information letter will provide guidance on this process.

To see what further steps regarding admission and registration you need to take, consult the Student Portal. Additionally, the Student Information and Administration Department (SIA) will also provide regular updates via email regarding these steps. Upon meeting all conditions, you will receive a declaration of enrollment from SIA.

*The earlier you submit this, the sooner we can finalize your application.

Programme procedures and deadlines

  • AOLB, Pedagogical Sciences and Sociology:
    Anyone who wants to be admitted takes part in the matching procedure
    Registration deadline in Studielink: 1 May 2024
  • Psychology:
    Anyone wishing to be admitted will take part in the selection procedure
    Registration deadline in Studielink: 15 January 2024

Contact

Do you have any questions? Feel free to mail to toelatingstoetsen.gmw rug.nl.

Last modified:15 February 2024 12.17 p.m.
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