Programme selection Check

Did you explore the study programmes on our website and read the information brochures? And did you find the right programme for you? Then you are ready to apply! The Programme Selection Check is part of our admissions procedure.

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Please note: E-mails about the Programme Selection Check sometimes end up in the spam folder. Be sure to check it regularly so you don't miss any important information!

What are the requirements for the Programme Selection Check?

There are different requirements, depending on where you currently live.

For students living outside the Netherlands at the time of application, the digital intake is the only mandatory part of the Programme Selection Check. You have the option of a Skype interview with the programme coordinator, but this is not compulsory.

If you live in the Netherlands, the Programme Selection Check is mandatory for enrolment in the propaedeutic phase of a full-time Bachelor's, dual or AD study programme without (decentralised) selection. It consists of an online intake and a matching day. After the matching day you will receive a non-binding advice about your enrolment.

Note: Are you looking for a part-time Bachelor's degree programme? Check the Programme Selection Check for part-time Bachelor's degrees. Because there are no English-taught part-time programmes, this information is only available in Dutch.

Please note: Did you apply for multiple programmes at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht? Then you need to complete the Programme Selection Check or (decentralised) selection for all degree programmes separately.

What do I need to do?

  • After your application in Studielink, you are asked to fill out a questionnaire (part one of the Programme Selection Check). We ask questions about your competencies, interests and motivation. We also ask you about the orientation activities you already undertook. It is important that you complete your digital intake within two weeks of applying. After completion of the questionnaire, you'll receive information about how to request a Skype interview with the programme coordinator.
  • During your Skype interview, you learn what we feel is necessary to complete the programme successfully. We will provide more in-depth information about which competencies, interests, and motivations are best suited to the programme of your choice.

  • After your application in Studielink, you are asked to fill out a questionnaire (part one of the Programme Selection Check). We ask questions about your competencies, interests and motivation. We also ask you about the orientation activities you already undertook. It is important that you complete your digital intake within two weeks of applying. After completion of the questionnaire, you'll receive more information about the matching day.
  • During the matching day (part two of the Programme Selection Check), you learn what we feel is necessary to complete the programme successfully. We will provide more in-depth information about which competencies, interests, and motivations are best suited to the programme of your choice. The content of the day varies per programme.
  • Within three weeks of the matching day, you'll receive an e-mail with our advice, usually consisting of one of the following: 
    • We see a definite match between you and the programme of your choice 
    • We see a match, but also a few points of attention
    • We do not see a match between you and the programme of your choice.

      Please note that this advice is non-binding. This means that it's still up to you whether you complete the application process and start your programme.

Important!

  • Keep an eye on the application deadlines and be sure to complete your questionnaire within two weeks of your enrolment via Studielink.
  • The first digital intakes will be sent as of February. For study programmes with a limited number of places ('numerus fixus') that have a decentralised selection process, the application deadline is 15 January. 
  • A couple of programmes start their matching days as early as March/April. Most matching days take place in June. Some programmes also offer a matching day or activity in August. In some cases this will be an individual advisory interview. Matching days in August are mainly intended for the exemption groups who are allowed to apply to a study programme after the deadline of May 1. Please check the overview (in Dutch only) for dates of your programme's matching days.
  • Exemption groups: 
    Some students may apply to a study programme up to 31 August:
    • Those who change their programme choice: students that already have applied for a study programme before the 1 May deadline and want to apply to a different programme.
    • Switchers: students enrolled in the current academic year, who apply to a different study programme for the upcoming academic year.
      Please note that you still need to participate in the Programme Selection Check of the programme you are changing to!
  • Do you have any questions about the Programme Selection Check? Please e-mail us at info@hu.nl.
 

Please note: HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht feels that every student should receive proper guidance during their academic career. Therefore, the answers from the digital intake and the advice sent to you will be saved in your personal student file. Your student counsellor will be able to use this information to help you with any questions or issues during your studies.

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