The Study Check is an important part of your application.
If you want to study at a Dutch university, you will be faced with the Study Check. This check is a mandatory part of your application process. Good to know, the Study Check is not an exam! It is not possible to fail the test because it is designed to find out whether your interests and ambitions match with your chosen study programme. Based on the check, we will provide a study advice. If this advice is positive, it is more likely that you will enjoy your study and it increases the chance of you completing the programme successfully.
You will find all the information about your Study Check in Selfservice, the Study Check consists of the following components
Join the Study Check session. If you live abroad, you are invited to a Skype session or telephone call. The session usually consists of a chat about your motivation, to find out if there's a match with the study programme.
You do the Study Check when you are enrolled for a bachelor's degree. The check is a compulsory part of your application process when you want to study at Inholland or any other university in the Netherlands.
After you have registered in Studielink, you will receive an e-mail from the Central Student Administration stating whether the Study Check is mandatory for you. You will also be referred to Self Service via this e-mail. Here you will find all information about the Study Check and the various steps that apply to you.
You don’t have to be in the Netherlands to join the Study Check sessions, we offer this online. There's a possibility that the study programme contacts you for an online interview.
If they do, the interview will take place in one of the following weeks (depending on when you have applied):
|Week 11||14 - 18 March|
|Week 15||16 - 20 April|
|Week 16||19 - 22 April|
|Week 26||27 June - 1 July|
Can I be refused access to a programme if I receive a negative advice?
If you apply before 1 May, you will not be refused access to a programme, even if you receive a negative advice after your study check. If you apply after 1 May and you receive a negative advice, you will not be admitted.
Can I prepare for the study check?
No, the study check is not a test for which you can prepare. However, the programme may ask you to write a motivation letter or complete a homework assignment.
The Study Check is a requirement to start your study programme. It has been developed at the request of the Minister of Education, Culture and Science. The check is part of the education law which took effect on 1 September 2013.