Do you qualify to enter the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht Teacher Education in French programme? Find out here.

Dutch nationals need a relevant Dutch high school diploma, with French as an exam subject. If you have graduated Dutch vocational school (MBO) or are an international student, additional requirements may apply.

Non-native French speakers need to produce proof of CEFR level A2 for Speaking and Writing and B1 for Listening and Reading. All students need to be able to study in English, with a proven CEFR level of at least B1.

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

Admission requirements Teacher Education in French

The Admission Office needs a copy of your diploma and transcript for the official diploma evaluation. You have to pass an English language test and an interview may be part of your admission procedure.

The minimum admission requirements for entrance are:

A (senior) secondary school diploma

  • International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • China: senior middle school diploma
  • Germany: Abitur (Zeugnis der Allgemeine Hochschulreife) or Fachhochschulreife
  • UK: 6 subjects with a minimum of 4 GCSEs/IGCSEs with A, B or C grade AND 2 A/AS levels
  • France: Baccalaureate
  • Switzerland: Maturitatszeugnis
  • Italy: Diploma di Maturità
  • USA: high school diploma with college preparatory programme
  • General: a Matriculation Certificate

For other countries and examples of diploma’s, please check the database of foreign education systems from Nufficexternal link.

Dutch applicants with the subject clusters Culture & Society, Economics & Society, Nature & Health and Nature & Technology qualify for automatic admission. Some students who have completed MBO level 4 may also apply. For further details, see the information about studying after MBO.

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:

Name   Type   Minimum score
Certificate of TOEFL  Internet-based 80 
  Paper-based or ITP Plus for China 550
Certificate of IELTS  Academic   6.0 
TOEIC   Listening and Reading Test +
Speaking and Writing Test 
Listening and Reading: 670
Speaking and Writing: 290 
Cambridge English  Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)   180
  Cambridge English First (FCE)  169 

You may be granted exemption from the English language test based on your diploma. Read more information our language requirements.

Non-native French speakers need to produce proof of CEFR level A2 for Speaking and Writing and B1 for Listening and Reading, unless they have successfully passed a Dutch secondary school exam in the subject.

Are you unsure whether your French is at the right level? Please contact our Customer Contact Centre. They can point you in the right direction.

If you do not, or not yet, live in the Netherlands, you can enrol via Studielink, after creating a personal username and password. You can create your account on the Studielink website. Registration deadlines are 1 May (non-EU students) and 1 August (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.

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. Watch our information video external link . You can find additional information on the programme selection check external link (in Dutch) on

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 below.

For students living outside of the Netherlands applying for a full-time study programme, only the digital intake part of the programme selection check is obligatory. You are welcome to take part in an online intake 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 on this website.

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

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