Business Innovation (EN) fulltime

Entry requirements Business Innovation

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. In addition to having achieved - or expecting to obtain - one of the qualifications listed below,  you'll also need to complete the Study Check. Please note: the diplomas listed below do not automatically grant you admission. Inholland needs to formally validate your documents to make sure you meet all the requirements. 

International students

International Baccalaureate

High school diploma

General Certificate of Secondary Education

Abitur or Fachhochschulreife

Equivalent international diploma

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Dutch students

Havo-diploma (all profiles, but N&T requires Economie and  M&O)


Mbo-diploma level 4

Propedeuse or diploma without the right profile in case you don't miss required subjects.

Language requirements

 IELTS: 6.0 or higher

TOEFL internet-based: overall score of 80

Cambridge certificate: CEA, CPE or FCE overall score C (169-172

Havo/vwo: pass for English

Mbo-4: pass English intake test

Additional information

International qualifications

You have an international diploma 

Inholland needs to formally validate your documents to make sure you meet all the requirements set out by the study programme. To apply, please send in copies of your diploma and final transcript. These can be in Dutch, English, German, French or Spanish. If your diploma is written in another language, please enclose a certified translation to one of these languages. Send your documents as early as possible, because it takes time to evaluate them.

Questions? Please contact the Student Administration.

Compare your international qualification to the Dutch degree standard

English language requirements

English is not your first language

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of your English proficiency. Students from countries other than the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand need one of the following qualifications:

IELTS: average score of 6

TOEFL internet-based: overall score of 80

Cambridge certificate: CEA, CPE or FCE overall score C (169-172)

Dutch diploma: pass for English on final havo or vwo exam, or the mbo-4 intake test English.

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Mature applicants without formal qualifications

You are aged 21 or above and do not meet the entrance requirements

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications required for entry to a programme.

By passing the 21+ test, you can still be admitted if you do not meet the minimum entrance requirements and are ages 21 or above. The test is designed to verify that you do have the adequate knowledge and skills to complete bachelor's programme.

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Need help with your study choice?

  • Do you find it difficult choose between multiple courses? Or do you have no idea what you want to study? Request a brochure to compare courses or get personal advice from the Study Advice Centre.
  • Are you already considering a programme? Or do you want to check a few last things? Get in touch with our students for some first-hand experience of studying at Inholland and in the Netherlands. 
  • Would you like to experience the atmosphere and meet us in person? Visit an Open Day or meet us abroad.
  • Do you want to know whether the programme really fits you? Come to a Taster Session to discover what it would be like to study your chosen subject. 


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