Admission

In this section you find all the information you need to enrol in the programme of your choice.

The CB curriculum requires a good command of English. If you register for this programme, you are invited to an intake procedure, which includes a digital assessment and a personal interview.

Students over 21 that do not meet the admission requirements may qualify under the admissions assessment 21+ scheme.

Admission Requirements

Students who apply to our international Bachelor’s programmes must have a secondary school diploma at a sufficient level (comparable to the Dutch havo-diploma). A student is eligible to enrol in our international Bachelor’s programmes when holding one of the following diplomas:

  • Bulgaria: Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie
  • Romania: Baccalaureat
  • France: Baccalaureat
  • China: senior middle school diploma and huikao (regional examination) certificate
  • Germany: Abitur (Zeugnis der Allgemeine Hochschulreife) or Fachhochschulreife
  • United Kingdom: a minimum of four GCSEs/IGCSEs at grade A, B or C AND two A/AS levels in six different subjects
  • United States: high school diploma with college preparatory programme
  • International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate Diploma

  • HAVO diplomas "Oude stijl" (diploma 2001 - 2010). All profiles.
  • HAVO diploma "Nieuwe stijl" (diploma from 2009). All profiels.
  • VWO diploma "Oude stijl or Nieuwe stijl". All profiles.
  • MBO diploma level 4.

All students, except students with a relevant Dutch diploma, must prove that they have good writing and conversation skills in English. If English is not your native language, you must provide a result from an internationally recognised test of English:

  • IELTS: minimum score 6.0
  • TOEFL: minimum score 550 (213 computer-based, 80 internet-based)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

For Chinese students, it is obligatory to present an IELTS test result.

All other students may choose between IELTS and TOEFL.

You may be granted exemption from the English language test based on your diploma. Please read further for more information about language requirements.

If you do not, or not yet, live in the Netherlands, you can enrol via Studielink, after creating a Studielink username and password. Request one here. Registration deadlines are 15 June (EU students) and 1 August (non-EU students).

Students living in the Netherlands - including non-Dutch nationals - can enrol as well as apply for student grants and loans via Studielink (in English, Dutch and German). For this, you need a DigiD log-in code, which takes up to five days to obtain. The closing date for registration on most programmes is 1 May.

The programme is accredited by Hobéon, a member of the Dutch Council of Advisory and Consultancy Agencies (ROA) and affiliated with European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).

All of the programmes at HU University of Applied Sciences are tested and approved by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

All students living in the Netherlands applying for a full-time study programme not subject to selection must take part in an obligatory programme selection check. The programme selection check consists of an intake form and a matching day. Both are mandatory. You can find an information video here. Additional information (in Dutch) is available here.

Please note: For the purpose of the selection check, students living in the Netherlands Antilles (BES and CAS Islands) are considered foreign students. The information relevant to this group can be found here.

For students living outside of the Netherlands applying for a full time study programme, only part of the programme selection check is obligatory: the digital intake form. You have the possibility of a Skype interview with the programme coordinator, but this is not mandatory.

The programme selection check helps you to choose the degree programme that suits you best, so you have a greater chance of completing it successfully. You can find more information about the programme selection check here.