Admission requirements

Admission requirements are set by the institutions.

You first need to find a study programme.

Admission requirements are set by the institution and may vary by programme too. There are some general admission requirements at most institutions:

Are you qualified?

The education institution usually sets a minimum qualification requirement for admission to the programme. If you know which diploma is required for the programme of your choice, you can check how your own diploma compares to this on the Nuffic website.

Nuffic also advises higher education institutions on the value of foreign qualifications, if required.

Read more about diploma evaluation

Language requirements

It is essential that you speak, read and write English well. You must have passed an English language test. IELTS and TOEFL are commonly accepted, but institutions may accept other tests as well, like Cambridge English.

The required scores are at least 550 (paper based) or 213 (internet based) for TOEFL. For IELTS a score of at least 6 is required.

Preparatory year

Sometimes you are not yet eligible to the programme of your choice, but with a little extra preparation you could succeed next year!

Ask the Dutch higher education institution of your choice for more information. 

last modified Jul 29, 2019 12:10 PM