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

Dutch nationals need a relevant Dutch high school diploma, with German as an exam subject. If you have graduated Dutch vocational school (MBO) or are an international student, additional requirements may apply. Non-native German speakers need to produce a Goethe Zertifikat, level B1. All students need to be able to study in English, with a proven CEFR level of at least B1.

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


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: Baccalaureat
  • 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 Nuffic.

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 

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

Non-native German speakers need a Goethe Zertifikat, level B1, unless they have successfully passed a Dutch secondary school exam in the subject. Are you unsure whether your German is at the right level? Please contact the Customer Contact Center. You can also contact the intake coordinator directly: 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 Studielink username and password. Request one here. Registration deadlines are 15 June (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. You can find an information video hereexternal link. Additional information (in Dutch) is available hereexternal link.

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 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.

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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