English proficiency

All international students applying for an English-taught study programme must provide proof of their English proficiency by submitting one of the following documents:

  • 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

Please note that tests results older than two years are not accepted.

The following students are exempt from proving their English language skills: 

  • Students with a sufficient Dutch diploma
  • Students with an International Baccalaureate with and final examination in English A Language and Literature
  • Students from Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Norway, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden who have obtained one of the following diplomas, including a final examination in English
  • 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