Entry requirements

First, you have to contact the international office of the university you are interested in to check whether your degree (obtained in your homeland) is recognised in the Netherlands. You can also contact Nuffic but you will need to pay a standard fee.

Given that your degree is recognised in the Netherlands, you need:

A residence permit if you are not an EU / EEA or Swiss citizen.
Sufficient mastery of English:
- TOEFL (minimum 550 paper based, 213 computer based)
- IELTS (minimum average of 6)
A minimum average of 7 - 7,5 (foreign diploma)
To be accepted by the university you have applied. All institutions may reject your application or ask you to take some admission tests if they believe you are not fully qualified.

Certain command of Dutch if you are after a study programme in Dutch. Most universities may also offer you courses in Dutch as a second language so you can prove that you have sufficient mastery of Dutch.

Apparently, required average scores vary depending on university and major. For detailed information regarding your programme’s requirements check Nuffic.

Finally, note that for some programmes, the number of applications is much higher than that of available places. In this case, a selection procedure (numerus clausus) is taking place. If you have to participate in a drawing lot, you will be notified in the beginning of May and IB-Groep will send you more information regarding the procedure.




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