Verify your skills if you are 21 years or older and do not meet the admission requirements. 

Entrance exam

If you want to apply for a programme at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, but do not meet the admission requirements, there is the possibility of taking an entrance exam.  The test is designed to verify that you have adequate knowledge and skills to follow a bachelor's degree at a university of applied sciences.


  • You must be 21 years or older on the start date of the programme (1 September); 
  • You have registered in time for one of the programmes in Studielink (please leave the subject of diploma education empty);
  • In addition to the test, you must hold an admissible English proficiency certificate (IELTS or TOEFL) which is no older than two years on the start date of the programme; 
  • You must be present in the Netherlands on the test date.


The entrance exam is based on the Dutch secondary school finals (havo level) which is equivalent to higher general secondary education. Use the Info Guide to check:

  • what the content of the test is
  • how to prepare for the test
  • which equipment is allowed
  • which books or sources can be used for preparation


The costs for the entrance exam are € 80. It is not possible to pay on the day that the test takes place.

Be aware that, in adddition to the cost of the test, you have to pay for an IELTS or TOEFL certificate independently. These cost between € 180 - € 200. 

Exam dates 2020 - 2021

The test is in Diemen, with exception of the test of July 3, 2020, which takes place in Haarlem.

Exam date Application deadline Latest cancellation date Resit
Saturday, January 11, 2020 December 17, 2019 January 2, 2020 Saturday, April 18, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020 March 17, 2020 March 26, 2020 Saturday, June 13, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020 June 4, 2020 June 4, 2020 Friday, July 3, 2020

More information?

The Info Guide contains more detailed information about topics including: 

  • Costs
  • Resit
  • Rules during the test
  • Duration of your results
  • Overview of the programmes and corresponding test
  • Description of the content of the test

Information guide will follow mid-November


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