Creative Business (ENG) full-time

Entry requirements Creative Business

You can enrol in a higher professional education (HBO) programme if you have a HAVO, VWO or MBO-4 diploma (or an equivalent qualification). After enrolling in Studielink, you’ll complete the Study Check to make sure you’ve chosen the degree programme that’s right for you. You can start the programme when the qualifications listed below are met.

International students

International Baccalaureate*

High school diploma

General Certificate of Secondary Education*

Abitur or Fachhochschulreife

Equivalent international diploma

*Additional requirements apply to the examples mentioned above

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Dutch students



Mbo-diploma level 4

Propedeuse or diploma without the right profile

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


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International qualifications

You are in possession of an international diploma 

Inholland formally validates your documents to make sure all requirements set out by the degree programme are met. If you would like to apply, please send us copies of your diploma and your final transcript. These can be in Dutch, English, German, French or Spanish. If your diploma is issued in another language, please enclose a certified translation in that specific language. It'll take time to evaluate all documents so kindly send them at your earliest convenience.

Questions? Feel free to contact the Student Administration.

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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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Applicants over 21 without formal qualifications

You are 21 or older and do not meet the entry requirements

We recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications required to enter a bachelor's programme.

If you are 21 years of age or older and do not meet the minimum entrance requirements, you can still be admitted by passing the 21+ test. This test is designed to assess your knowledge and skills to ensure that you are capable of successfully completing a bachelor's programme.

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Need help with your study choice?

  • Do you find it difficult to choose between multiple degree programmes? Or do you have no idea what you want to study? Request a brochure to compare programmes 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? Become a Student for a Day to discover what it would be like to study your chosen subject. 


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