Admission requirements

Diploma requirements

To be admissible, you need to have a secondary school diploma comparable to the Dutch havo diploma, which is at least NLQF 4/EQF 4 level. You can check the website of Nuffic for an indication of the value of your diploma. Our admissions department will assess your diploma when you submit your application.

We recommend having chemistry and mathematics covered until the end of secondary school, but this is not a mandatory admission requirement. This means that you are still admissible without these subjects on your diploma. There are some chemistry and mathematics related courses in the first year of the study programme that all students need to complete.  

Language requirements

We also require proof of English proficiency. You must submit one of the following test scores (not older than 2 years):

  • IELTS Academic test with an overall band score of 6.0 and no sub-scores below 5.0
  • TOEFL iBT with a score of 80 or above (test to be taken in an examination centre)
  • C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): pass at grade C or above
  • B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English, First (FCE): with a minimum score of 169

Important: the following students are exempted from proving their English language skills:

  • Students with a sufficient Dutch diploma
  • Students from a large range of selected European countries who have obtained one of the following diplomas, including a final examination in the subject of English
  • Students with an International Baccalaureate with a final examination in English A Language and Literature
  • Students who have completed at least three years of English-taught education, including a final examination in the subject of English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America or Zimbabwe


If you have any questions about the admission requirements, please send an e-mail to [email protected]