In many cases, you must be able to provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme for which you have applied.
IELTS certificates (academic level) will be accepted with an overall score of 6.0 or higher for writing, reading, listening and speaking. Go to IELTS.org for more information on the test and test locations.
TOEFL certificates (preferably a TOEFL iBt 80 - Internet Based Test) will be accepted with a minimum overall score of 80 on reading, writing, listening and speaking. Go to ETS.org for more information on the test and test locations.
Cambridge certificates will be accepted with a Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) with a minimum score C (169-172). Go to cambridgeesol.org for more information on the test and test locations.
Havo/vwo - pass for English
Mbo-4 - pass English intake test
You are exempted from proving proficiency in English if you:
Your certificate must be less than two years old on 1 September. This means that if you start a programme on 1 September 2019, your certificate may not have been attained earlier than 1 September 2017. An exemption is made if you have successfully completed education in the English language in the past two years.
If you would like to study a bachelor programme taught in Dutch and you have a foreign diploma, then you are required to have a sufficient level of Dutch. You need to have passed a national exam called the Staatsexamen NT2-II, level B2 as proof of your language skills. Go to staatsexamensnt2.nl for more information.
Please note: your nationality does not influence an exemption of the Dutch language certificate. Where you obtained your diploma is essential.
Students who have obtained the French Baccalauréat Option Internationale Neerlandais are exempted from the Dutch language requirement.