This page is for applicants whose prior education was completed at a non-Dutch educational institution.
Some programmes, with a limited number of places available, may have their own selection procedures. Find out more about fixed quotas and selection procedures.
If you are not a native English speaker, you will need to demonstrate English proficiency in order to be eligible for our English-taught programmes. Similarly, for Dutch-taught programmes, all non-native Dutch speakers should demonstrate sufficient proficiency.
Students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and undertake written work in English or Dutch (depending on the programme language). Non-native speakers of English are required to submit a valid English test score. The test must have been taken less than two years before the start date of the programme.
|Test centres||Selective programmes (minimum score)||All other programmes (minimum score)||Dutch-taught programmes (for applicants with a foreign diploma)|
|IELTS||7 (subscores: 7)||6.5 (subscores 6)||6.5 (subscores 6)|
|TOEFL||100 (subscores: 24)||92 (subscores: 22)||92 (subscores: 22)|
|Cambridge||183, CAE B, CPRE C||170, CAE C, CPE C||170, CAE C, CPE C|
|NT2 (Dutch)||NT2 state exam|
The following applicants are exempted from the English test:
Applicants with a Dutch HBO-propaedeutic diploma can check their eligibility in the Enrolment Provisions.
Please note that the entry requirements for Selective programmes may vary, You can check the programme for more information.
Prospective students must be proficient in Dutch to start a Dutch-taught programme. You can choose to prepare for the NT2 Programme II Dutch language proficiency exam in your own country.
The following documents are accepted as proof of sufficient command of the Dutch language, and therefore exempt you from taking the language proficiency NT2 examination:
If you do not possess any of the documents above, then you must take the Dutch as Second Language (NT2-II) state examination.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Central Student Service Desk.