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Are you a prospective student holding a foreign secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch vwo-diploma?

The University of Twente closely reviews all applications individually due to their distinctive nature. Therefore, the only way to determine admissibility is by submitting an official application for enrolment via Studielink and providing all required documentation in Osiris. After you have done so, you will be informed about your admissibility as soon as possible via email. These admission requirements are valid for the September 2023 intake.

Note: the admission office reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the admissibility of your application. The admission requirements mentioned are for your information only.

Still need to graduate?

You can always apply even when you still have to graduate. Most of the prospective students are still in their last year of high school when they start their application. Please be aware that you need to be graduated in the school year prior to the start of the academic year.

Type of education

Higher education in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, we distinguish between two types of higher education:

  1. Research-oriented higher education (wetenschappelijk onderwijs or WO in Dutch)
  2. Higher professional education (hoger beroepsonderwijs or HBO in Dutch)

Research-oriented education
Research-oriented education is traditionally offered by research universities, such as the University of Twente. The programmes at research universities focus on theoretical aspects of the field of study and prepare students for undertaking independent research. These lead to a so-called WO bachelor’s or WO master’s degree. It is also possible to pursue a PhD degree at a research university.

Higher professional education
Higher professional education is offered by universities of applied sciences. The programmes at universities of applied sciences prepare students for particular professions and tend to be more practically oriented. They lead to either a so-called HBO bachelor’s or HBO master’s degree.

Direct access to a bachelor’s degree at a research university
Your prior education will need to correspond with the pre-university level of a Dutch VWO diploma, to be granted direct access to a bachelor’s degree at a research university. However, if your prior education level is not equivalent to the Dutch VWO, you may still be admissible to a university of applied sciences which also provides higher education. Here you can find out more about the education system of the Netherlands.

Not admissible?

The University of Twente decides if a student is admissible based on the diplomas which are obtained or will be obtained before 1 September of the year you want to start your bachelor’s degree. These diplomas have to be officially recognized and accredited in the specific country and a certificate/diploma should be awarded after completion and should be at least equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Students with a secondary education, which is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch), cannot be admitted directly.

NOTE: the Dutch VWO diploma has a duration of education of at least 14 years. This does not mean that every foreign diploma with a duration of 14 years is comparable to the Dutch VWO level, several different aspects are reviewed to assess the admissibility.

To become possibly eligible for admission, the following options are suggested.

You can become eligible for admission if you successfully complete the Twente Pathway College International Foundation Year, provided by Navitas. Navitas offers a Twente Pathway College International Foundation Year for prospective students at the University of Twente who do not meet the entry requirements. If you believe this option provides you with the opportunities you are looking for, please check if your diploma is eligible for admission and if the bachelor’s programme of your choice offers the pathway. Please know that admission is also regulated by Dutch national law, which influences the admission requirements.

Alternatively, you can complete a bachelor’s degree in a country outside the Netherlands and apply for a master’s programme afterwards, please see the master’s admission requirements.

Last, you can apply for a bachelor’s degree at a University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. As the Netherlands has a binary higher educational system there are two different types of bachelor’s degrees. There are two optional routes:

  1. Complete the bachelor’s degree at a University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and apply for a master’s programme afterwards, please see the master’s admission requirements.
  2. Complete the first year of the bachelor’s degree at a University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands successfully (60ECTS) and apply for a bachelor’s programme at the University of Twente. This degree is called HBO Propedeuse (HBO-P), completing does not give you guaranteed access to a bachelor’s at the University of Twente. As stated in the admission requirement, the applications are assessed on individual bases and in most cases, additional test(s) are required.

Not the required grade, subject or level?

If you do not have the required grade, subject, or subject level, you might eligible to do an additional test(s). The University of Twente only accepts certificates from CCVX, James Boswell-Bèta (both online and physical tests from James Boswell-Bèta are accepted) or the Dutch so-called 'Staatsexamen'. The OMPT test is not accepted by the University of Twente.

The test must be passed with a positive result and should be taken before the deadline. Please submit your application to the University of Twente before you make a reservation for one of the tests (to prevent possibly unnecessary costs). The University of Twente assesses on individual bases whether or not you are eligible for such a test and inform you via email after a submitted application. You can continue your application the first time by answering with ‘No, I still have to complete a *subject* test’ if you are unsure if you meet the additional admission requirements. You will get additional questions about uploading a reservation, which you can skip as they are not mandatory. After submitting your application, you will be informed via email.

The Netherlands has different Mathematics subjects. For the social sciences bachelor's programmes, VWO Mathematics A is required. For the technical bachelor's programmes, VWO Mathematics B is required. For the subjects Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology you have to take the VWO Level, there are no sublevels like Mathematics. 

Transfer credits to the University of Twente

It is possible to switch to the University of Twente from another institution in the Netherlands or abroad, as long as you meet the admission requirements. This does not mean that all the courses you have already passed will automatically lead to exemptions towards your degree at the University of Twente. When you are admitted to the bachelor’s programme of your choice, you will have to apply for exemptions. It will be up to the programme committee to decide if you can obtain exemptions. However, in all cases, you will start in the first year of the bachelor’s programme.

Documents required for application

Depending on the secondary education, we require different documents for your application, you can find this information by selecting one of the countries below. If there is nothing mentioned, you only have to upload the document requested within your questionnaire. In all cases, you can use our general examples of the requested documents.

Country list

The University of Twente decides if a student is admissible based on the diplomas which are obtained or will be obtained before 1 September of the year you want to start your bachelor’s degree. These diplomas have to be officially recognized and accredited in the specific country and a certificate / diploma should be awarded after completion.

Diploma not mentioned?

If your diploma is not mentioned or if you are in possession of a combination of diplomas we advise you to apply. 

  • Afghanistan

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Diploma (Class 14)/12th Grade graduation certificate, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Albania

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Diplomë E Maturës Shtetërore (Diploma Of State Matura) awarded by a Gjimnazi with the mandatory national exam subject Mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as a national exam subject.  

    • The overall grade average of your Diploma Of State Matura must be ≥ 6/10. 
    • The final grade for each of the required national exam subject(s) must be ≥ 5/10.

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore (Diploma of State Matura) and official final transcript of records (called Certifikatë Matura Shtetërore), both in the original language and officially translated into English/Dutch.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated it into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document explaining which subjects you will take for your national Matura State exam and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Albania is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Argentina

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Técnico(en) (modalidad técnico profesional)/Bachiller en Arte/Bachiller(en)/Técnico(en) (modalidad artistica)/Bachiller(en), from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Australia

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Higher School Certificate / Queensland Certificate of Education / South Australian Certificate of Education / Qualifications Certificate or Tasmanian Certificate of Education / Victorian Certificate of Education / Western Australian Certificate of Education / ACT Year 12 Certificate / Northern Territory Certificate of Education in combination with an ATAR score exceeding 85 or an OP ranging from 1 to 7.  

    Mathematics has to be followed until the final year and should be taken as an exam subject. Advanced Mathematics should be included in the ATAR as a Category A course. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, Mathematics Extension I may also be required as an additional Category A course on the ATAR.

    Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology should be included in the final year, taken as an exam subject, and be included as a Category A course in the ATAR. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma (the name is depending on the region), official final transcript of records and ATAR certificate in the original language (which is English). 
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language (English). Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document explaining which subjects (and their category) will be included in the ATAR score and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    You have had English as a subject up until your final year and you studied the subject for the last two years of your secondary education. If you cannot meet the English language requirement, you have to make an additional test as mentioned on the website. 

  • Austria

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Reifezeugnis or Reifeprüfungszeugnis awarded by an Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule (AHS) with the mandatory national exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as national exam subject(s). If more than one subject (physics/chemistry/biology) is required for the bachelor's programme of your choice, at least one of the subjects (physics/chemistry/biology) has to be obtained on the national exam, and the other subject(s) must be followed up until the final year.

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Reifezeugnis or Reifeprüfungszeugnis. The diploma and official transcript of records are a sort of booklet with multiple pages, upload that document in both the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated it into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document explaining which subjects you will take on your national exam and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    When English is followed as an exam subject on the national exam, students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Azerbaijan

    Students with a secondary education diploma, (Tam) Orta təhsil haqqında Attestat, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Bangladesh

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Higher Secondary Certificate, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Belarus

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Belgium

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Flanders

    Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, richting Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO).  

    • Social bachelor programmes: Mathematics followed in any of the profiles suffices*. 
    • Technical bachelor programmes: mathematics and physics/chemistry/biology followed in one of the following programmes: 
      • Wetenschappen-Wiskunde 
      • Economie-Wetenschappen 
      • Grieks-Wetenschappen 
      • Latijn-Wetenschappen 
      • Moderne Talen-Wetenschappen 

    If you are following a different programme*, you are deficient in mathematics and/or physics/chemistry/biology. 

    * If you are following a ‘Topsport’ programme, your file first must be disccused within the Admission Office to determine whether you meet the subject-specific requirements. 

    Wallonia 

    Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, enseignement general. 

    Please note: The admission requirements for the abovementioned diploma (Wallonia) are still under discussion. We advise you to apply, so we can provide you with an admission decision as soon as possible. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma in the original language and officially translated into English/Dutch (not nessecary for the OSA diploma, since the certificate is already in Dutch). Since no official final transcript of records is provided as an attachment to the diploma, you do not need to upload the official final transcript of records. The subjects, stream and additional information are provided on the diploma.   
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document explaining which subjects you will take on your national exam. 

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    When English is followed as an exam subject on ASO, students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, or students with the Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, please see our language requirements on how to meet this requirement. 

  • Bosnia Herzegovina

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    • Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu obtained at a Gimnazijum, or 
    • Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi or Diploma o završenoj gimnaziji obtained at a Gimnazijum

    Both diplomas with the mandatory Matura exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as the national Matura exam. If more than one subject (physics/chemistry/biology) is required for the bachelor's programme of your choice, at least one of the subjects (physics/chemistry/biology) has to be obtained on the Matura exam, the other subjects must be followed up until the final year. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma and official final transcript of records. The diploma and official transcript of records are a sort of booklet with multiple pages, upload that document in both the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated it into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year, your school name, and the school's logo. In addition, upload a document explaining which subjects you will take for your national Matura exam.

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Bosnia Herzegovina is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Brazil

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Certificado de Conclusão de 2º Grau/Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Bulgaria

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Students graduated/graduating ≥ 2022 onwards 

    Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie with: 

    • Mathematics as a compulsory subject in year 11 and year 12 and mathematics as the Matura exam (grade 3 - 6). For the technical bachelor programmes, mathematics is also required as an (elective) profile subject in year 11 and year 12 (not as a mandatory (profile) subject nor optional/extra subject).

    In addition, depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice: 

    • Physics as an (elective) profiled subject in year 11 and year 12 and physics as Matura exam* (grade 3 - 6). 
    • Chemistry as an (elective) profiled subject in year 11 and year 12 and chemistry as Matura exam* (grade 3 - 6). 
    • Biology as an (elective) profiled subject in year 11 and year 12 and biology as Matura exam* (grade 3 - 6). 

    * If the bachelor’s programme of your choice requires two or more of the above-mentioned subjects (physics, chemistry, biology), taking only one of those subjects as a Matura exam (grade 3 – 6) suffices. 

    Students graduated ≤ 2021

    Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie (academic stream) with at least 350 hours of mathematics as Compulsory Training. In addition, mathematics as Matura exam (grade 3 - 6). Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice: 

    • Physics as Matura exam (grade 3 - 6) 
    • Chemistry and/or biology is required up until the final year. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie certificate and official final transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated it into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the (elective) profile subjects in year 11 and year 12. In addition, please upload a document that states which State Matriculation Exams you will take and your (elective) profile subjects in year 11 and year 12 (when the (elective) profile subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Bulgaria is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Canada

    If you hold the 'Diplôme d’Études Collégiales (DEC) with the extension ‘préuniversitaire’ (2 years)' or 'Diplôme d’Études Collégiales (DEC) with the extension 'de formation technique' or 'de formation en métiers d’art' (3 years)', you might be admissilbe and we advise you to apply.

    However, students with another secondary education diploma from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION  

    The following diplomas are always required in combination: 

    • The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), with at least 5 subjects, each of 5 subjects should be completed with a grade I, II, or III. Mathematics is required to be one of these subjects. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required to include in these subject(s). 
    • The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), obtained within 5 years, with at least 6 subjects. Each of these 6 subjects should be completed with a grade I, II, or III. Mathematics is required to be one of these subjects. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required to be included in these subject(s). 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION  

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your official final Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate and your official final Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination certificate, both certificates include the official final transcript of records.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your official final Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (which includes the official final transcript of records). In addition, upload your most recent transcript of records mentioning the subjects in your CAPE examinations.

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    The CAPE certificate does not give an English language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • China

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION  

    The admission requirements for students with the Chinese high school for September 2023 are not determined yet. This has to do with the fact we are still processing the changes in the new NCEE (Gaokao) structure. We do our utmost best to provide them as soon as possible, but we do not know the admission requirements yet ourselves. Please apply in the meantime, but know, we cannot give you a decision about your admissibility.

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION  

    Please upload the (online) verification reports (each document in Chinese and English), provided by CSSD after you requested them (website: https://www.chsi.com.cn/en/):

    • High School Academic Proficiency Test (Huikao) Results
    • Secondary Education Student's Academic Transcript
    • Secondary Education Qualification Certificate
    • National College Entrance Examination Scores

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT  

    China is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Colombia

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Bachiller Académico/Tecnólogo, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Croatia

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Svjedodžba o državnoj maturi obtained after studies at a Gymnazija with the mandatory national exam subject mathematics on Higher (A-)Level. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology is also required as national exam subject on Higher (A-)Level. Each national exam subject must be obtained with a minimum score of 2 (out of 5).

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your 'Svjedodžba o državnoj maturi' certificate, official final transcript of records (called Svjedodzba) and if applicable 'Potvrda o položenim ispitima državne mature] certificate. Each document in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, please upload a document stating which subjects you will take on your Matriculation/National Exams with their corresponding levels and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Croatia is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Cyprus

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Apolytírio Lykeíou with the mandatory exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology is also required as exam subject.  

    • The overall grade average must be ≥ 15 / 20. 
    • The final grade for each of the required subject(s) must be  ≥ 15 / 20. 
    • One of the following streams must be followed:  
    1. Humanities 
    2. Foreign languages and European Studies 
    3. Science, Biomedical Sciences, Information Technology and Technology 
    4. Economics 

    The University of Twente accepts students from public schools and students from private schools who have school type ‘same’. A student with a private school type ‘similar’ will only be admissible based on GCE A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

    The mathematics admission requirements for the bachelor's programme depend on the stream followed. Mathematics followed in stream 3 or stream 4 is required for the technical bachelor’s programmes. For the social bachelor's programmes, mathematics from every stream is accepted. If you want to follow a bachelor's programme where physics, chemistry and/or biology are required, stream 3 is mandatory. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • The Apolytírio Lykeíou is a one-page certificate which also includes the official final transcript of records. Please upload that certificate in the original language and officially translated it into English/Dutch.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Upload a statement stating the stream/specialisation you are following; ‘Humanities’, ‘Foreign languages and European Studies’, ‘Science, biomedical sciences, information technology and technology’ or ‘Economics’. Also, please state which final year subjects you have chosen for your final year (make a distinction between your common and stream subjects). Finally, please mention the name of your high school in Greek and English, as well as their website. 

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Cyprus is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Czech Republic

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Maturita) obatined at a Gymnázium with the mandatory state exam subject (společně) mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are required as a school exam subject (profilové). All of the exams in the required subjects should be obtained with a score of 1, 2, 3, or 4 (passed or higher). 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce certificate including the official final transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document mentioning the subjects you will take for your state and school exams and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    The Czech Republic is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Denmark

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    • Studentereksamenbevis (STX), or 
    • Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) 

    Both diplomas with the mandatory written exam subject mathematics. For the technical bachelor's programmes, mathematics A is required (Upper Level). For the other bachelor's programmes, at least mathematics B is required (Middle Level). 

    Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as written exam subjects. If more than one subject (physics/chemistry/biology) is required for the bachelor's programme of your choice, at least one of the subjects (physics/chemistry/biology) has to be obtained on Upper Level (A), the other subjects must be obtained on Middle Level (B). 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma and official final transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mention the subjects in your final year, your exam subject and the corresponding levels. Upload a document stating your final year subjects and their level (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    When English B (Middle Level) is followed as an exam subject on STX or HF, students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Ecuador

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Bachiller en Ciencias/Humanidades stating the specialisation/Bachiller en Ciencias, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Egypt

    Students with a secondary education diploma, General Secondary Education Certificate/Technical Institute Diploma/Diploma of Advanced Technical Studies, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Estonia

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus and Riigieksamitunnistus with the mandatory national exam subject mathematics, obtained with a minimum score of 50%. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology is required up until the final year. Each of the required school subjects obtained with a minimum score of 3 / 5.  

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus certificate, Hinneteleht (final grade sheet), and Riigieksamitunnistus in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, please upload a statement explaining which subjects you will take on your National State Exams, which subjects you will take on your school exams and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    When English is followed as an exam subject on the national exam students obtained a minimum score of 75% (B2 CEFR Level), and students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Ethiopia

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Secondary School Leaving Examination/Ethiopian University Entrance Examination Certificate, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

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  • Finland

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Ylioppilastuskintotodistus/Studentexamenbevis with the mandatory national Matura exam subject mathematics. For the technical bachelor's programmes, Mathematics Advanced Level is required. For the other bachelor's programmes, at least Mathematics Basic Level is required. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as a national Matura exam subject. The required exam subjects should be obtained with a minimum score of 3/7.  

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • The Ylioppilastuskintotodistus/Studentexamenbevis is a one-page certificate which also includes the official final transcript of records. Please upload that certificate in the original language and officially translated it into English/Dutch.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, please upload a statement explaining which subject you will take for your national Matura exam with its corresponding levels and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

     LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    When English is followed as a national Matura exam subject on the national exam, students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • France

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Students graduated/graduating ≥ 2021

    Baccalauréat Général with the mandatory subject mathematics as a specialisation subject in the ‘première’ year. In addition, for the technical bachelor's programmes, the subject mathematics should be followed as a specialisaton subject in the ‘terminale’ year; for the other bachelor progammes ‘Optionel Mathématique Complèmentaires’ should be followed in the ‘terminale’ year. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology is also required as a specialisation subject in the ‘première’ and the ‘terminale’ year.  

    Student graduated ≤ 2020

    Baccalauréat Général with the mandatory exam subject mathematics. For the technical bachelor's programmes, the subject mathematics should be followed in the Science Stream (Série S/Scientifique). Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice physics, chemistry and/or biology is also required as an exam subject. 

    Note: students who are attending a French High School outside of France can only be admissible if they receive the official French Baccalauréat Général diploma issued by the French government. The University of Twente will review if the High School is officially recognised by the French government

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Baccalauréat Général diploma certificate and official final transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. Upload a statement about which specialisation subjects you followed in your penultimate year (première) and last year (terminale). If you are following an optional subject in one or both of the years, also mention that. In addition, mention if you are doing the OIB version (if yes, which one: America, British).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Depending on the OIB version (America, British) students are exempted from the English language requirement. Students who have not followed/do not follow one of the before mentioned OIB versions have to do an additional English language test, please see our language requirements on how to meet this requirement. 

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  • Ghana

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Senior Secondary School Certificate/West African Senior School Certificate, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Greece

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Apolytirio (Genikou) Lykeiou with the mandatory exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology is also required as exam subject.  

    • The overall grade average must be ≥ 15 / 20. 
    • The final grade for each of the required subject(s) must be ≥ 15 / 20. 
    • One of the following streams must be followed:  
    1. Humanities 
    2. Science and Health Studies 
    3. Economics and Information Technology 

    The mathematics admission requirements for the bachelor's programme depend on the stream followed. Mathematics followed in stream 2 or stream 3 is required for the technical bachelor's programmes. or the social bachelor's programmes, mathematics from every stream is accepted. If you want to follow a bachelor's programme where physics, chemistry and/or biology are required, stream 2 is mandatory. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • The Apolytirio (Genikou) Lykeiou is a one-page certificate which also includes the official final transcript of records. Please upload that certificate in the original language and officially translated it into English/Dutch.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Upload a statement stating the stream/specialisation you are following; ‘Humanities’, ‘Science and Health Studies’ or ‘Economics and Information Technology’. Also, please state which final year subjects you have chosen for your final year (make a distinction between your common and stream subjects). 

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Greece is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Hong Kong

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)/Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Hungary

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Gimnáziumi Érettségi Bizonyítvány awarded by a Gimnázium with the mandatory national matura exam subject mathematics on Advanced Level. If you have studied at Szakközépiskola, we advise you to apply as your application will be assessed individually.

    Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as an exam subject(s). If more than one subject (physics/chemistry/biology) is required for the bachelor's programme of your choice, at least one of the subjects (physics/chemistry/biology) has to be taken as a national matura exam subject on Advanced Level, the other subject must be followed up until the final year. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Gimnáziumi Érettségi Bizonyítvány diploma certificate and the booklet with the transcript of records of your last school years (usually 4 years) in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated it into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, please upload a statement stating which subjects you will take on your Matriculation National Exams with their corresponding levels, which subjects you will take on your school exams, and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    When English is followed as an Advanced Level exam subject on the national exam, students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • India

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    • Standard XII diploma (academic stream): All Indian Senior School Certificate with marks ranging from A (A1, A2) or B (B1) in each of the required 5 subjects. Provided by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). The subjects: Music vocal, Work experience, Physical education, Physical & health education and General studies are excluded from the 5 subjects. 
    • Standard XII diploma (academic stream): Indian School Certificate with an average of 75% overall and 75% in each of the required 5 subjects. Provided by the CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi). The subjects: Music Vocal, Physical Education, Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service studies are excluded from the 5 subjects. 

    Both diplomas with the mandatory exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as exam subject(s). 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma certificate and official final transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. In addition, please upload a statement stating the following:
      • Which diploma you will receive, please mention the official name (such as All India Senior School Certificate, Indian School Certificate, Higher Secondary Certificate, or another diploma name).
      • From which board you will receive your diploma; Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), or the State Board.
      • Which national exam subjects you will take and your predicted grades (if the predicted grades are provided).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    India is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Indonesia

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) in combination with Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional (SKHUN). 

    • The overall grade (for each certificate) should have a minimum average of 75%. 
    • The final grade for each of the required subject(s) on the SMA and the SKHUN must be at least 75%. 
    1. Mathematics is always a required subject. 
    2. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology is also required subject(s). 

    Since 2020, the Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional is not offered anymore. The University of Twente stands by the above-mentioned admission requirements, which means only students who graduated till 2020 are possibly admissible. Students graduating since 2020 with a secondary education diploma from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    Please upload your SMA and SKHUN certificate and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch.  

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Indonesia is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

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  • Iran

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Certificate of completion of secondary school studies/Pre-university certificate, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Iraq

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Secondary School Certificate/Vocational Baccalaureate, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Ireland

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Leaving Certificate (Established Programme): 

    1. At least 6 subjects of the established programme. 
    2. Including at least 2 subjects with H5 or higher, these subjects should be (applied) mathematics and one elective compulsory subject.
    3. 4 subjects with at least O6 or H7, being English mandatory and three other elective compulsory subject(s), such as physics, chemistry, and/or biology. 
    4. At least 350 CAO points. 

    Leaving Certificate (Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme): 

    1. At least 6 subjects and the Link Modules. 
    2. Including at least 2 subjects with H5 or higher, these subjects should be (applied) mathematics and one elective compulsory subject.
    3. 4 subjects with at least O6 or H7, being English mandatory and three other elective compulsory subject(s), such as physics, chemistry, and/or biology. 
    4. At least 350 CAO points. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma and official final transcript of records in the original language (English). Also, upload an enrolment statement of your . You do not have to upload anything regarding your CAO as we will calculate that ourselves. In Ireland you can get up to four documents in regard to your Leaving Certificate:
    1. Statement of Provisional of Results. In mid-August, following the Leaving Certificate examinations held in June previous, a black/white Statement of Provisional Results is issued to students via their school or issued online via the Irish government. Only valid to upload when your exams were in the past academic year.
    2. Statement of Appeal Results. If availing of the formal appeals process, a black/white Statement outlining the outcome of the appeal(s) issued to students in mid-October, issued via the student's school. Only valid to upload when your exams were in the past academic year.
    3. Official Leaving Certificate. Once all appeal processes have been finalised by the State Examinations Commission, the official Leaving Certificate is issued to each student via their schools, or if an external candidate, to their address. This is a certified and coloured document.  It must be expressed that, once a certificate has been issued, as it is an important document, it is not possible to reissue the certificate again. Only valid to upload when your exams were before the past academic year.
    4. Statement of Leaving Certificate Results. If the official Leaving Certificate is misplaced, or another certified transcript of results is required, the student can request a Statement of Leaving Certificate results. This is also a coloured document. Only valid to upload when your exams were before the past academic year.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language (English). In addition, upload a statement of you will obtain the ‘Leaving Certificate - established programme’ or the ‘Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme’. Make sure the statement mentions the subjects which you are taking on Higher Level and Ordinary Level. 

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Students are exempted from the English language requirement when English is followed as an exam subject as mentioned above. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Israel

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Matriculation Certificate, also known as: 'Te'udat Bagrut' or 'Bagrut' with the following admission requirements: 

    • At least 21 units; 
    • Mathematics as Unit 5 subject. 

    Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as exam subject(s). 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Matriculation Certificate diploma certificate including the official final transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year with its corresponding number of units. 

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Israel is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Italy

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame di Stato Conclusivo dei Corsi di Istruzione Secondario Superiore awarded by a liceo classico / liceo scientifico / liceo linguistico / liceo scienze umane.  With the mandatory subject mathematics up until the final year. For the technical bachelor's programmes, mathematics should be followed as a subject up until the final year at Liceo Scientifico. For the other bachelor's programmes, mathematics of every acceptable Liceo is sufficient. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required up until the final year, of a Liceo Scientifico. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education.

    Since the academic year 2020/2021 a new format was implemented in Italy, see the Italian government website: https://istruzioneveneto.gov.it/20200903_6730/ (download the example documents, Allegato A and Allegato B).

    Please upload your ‘Allegato A’ (diploma certificate) and ‘Allegato B’ (called ‘curriculum dello studente’ (transcript of records)). Since the diploma certificate is bi-linggual, we do not need an official translation of the document. However, the ‘curriculum dello studente’ is only in Italian, which means we need an official translation of the document in English/Dutch.

    The diploma certificate can be issued months after graduation. Therefore, if you have graduated in the past year, only upload your  ‘curriculum dello studente’ in the original language and officially translated into English/Dutch. You are able to download this document in the original language in your own personal account (website: https://curriculumstudente.istruzione.it/), after the information with regards to your high school and exams has been filled in with.

    Have you graduated before the past academic year; you also need to upload the diploma certificate.

    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, please mention from which Liceo you will obtain your diploma. 

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Italy is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Kazakhstan

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Attestat - Oрта білім туралы аттестат (Certificate of (Completed) Secondary Education) with at least 3 subjects on Higher Level. These Higher Level subjects must be taken for the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) Grade 12 Certificate obtained with an A, B or C score. With the mandatory subject Mathematics Advanced/Higher Level. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as Higher Level subject(s). The University of Twente will check if the school is an official Nazarbayev Intellectual School (NIS)

    Note: students with a 'Жалпы Oрта білім туралы аттестат/Аттестат об общем среднем образовании/Certificate of completed general secondary education' or 'Кәсіптік орта білім туралы диплом/Диплом о профессиональном образовании/Diploma of secondary vocational education' cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your 'Attestat - Oрта білім туралы аттестат (Certificate of (Completed) Secondary Education)' diploma and official final transcript of records. It has a booklet format with multiple pages, which is already bi-lingual (so no translation is needed). In addition, also upload the 'Grade 12 Certificate van Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS)' which is in English (no translation needed).
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the (exam) subjects in your final year (NIS) with their corresponding levels. Or upload a statement stating your final year subjects, exam subjects and their corresponding levels.

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Kazakhstan is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Kenya

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education/Certificates/diplomas (technical training institutes and institutes of technology), from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Latvia

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Students graduated/graduating ≥ 2023

    Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību with the mandatory national exam subject mathematics. For the technical bachelor programmes, mathematics II is required. For the other bachelor programmes, mathematics I is sufficient. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics II, chemistry II and/or biology II are also required as national exam subject(s).  

    Students graduated ≤ 2022

    Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību with the mandatory national exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as national exam subject(s). 

    Documents required for application

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload the documents mentioned below, each in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch:
      • Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību certificate,
      • Sekmju izraksts (achievement sheet) certificate including the official final transcript of records, and
      • Visparejas videjas izglitibas sertifikats certificate including the official final transcript of records.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document mentioning the subjects you will take for your national state exam with their corresponding levels and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    Language requirement

    Students graduated/graduating ≥ 2023

    When English is followed as a national exam subject (I or II) and obtained on level C1 or B2 (≥ 70%) on the national exam students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

    Students graduated ≤ 2022

    When English is followed as an exam subject and obtained on level C2, C1 or B2 on the national exam students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement.

  • Lithuania

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Brandos Atestatas with the following requirements with at least 3 national state exams. Being Mathematics mandatory as a national state exam obtained with a score of at least 16/100. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as national exam subject(s), each obtained with a score of at least 16/100. 

    Documents required for application

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Brandos Atestatas diploma including official final transcript of records (two-pages document) in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document mentioning the subjects you will take for your national state exam and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    Language requirement

    When English is followed as a national state exam subject and obtained on level C1 or B2 (≥ 36%) on the national exam students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Luxembourg

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires - academic stream (enseignement secondaire classique), with the mandatory exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as an exam subject(s). 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including the official final transcript of records in the original language (as the diploma is trilingual, official translations are not necessary). 
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language (trilingual). Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document mentioning your exam subjects and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    When English is followed as an exam subject students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Malta

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION  

    Malta Matriculation Certificate awarded by the University of Malta and the Matriculation Certificate Examination (MATSEC) with the following requirements: 

    • At least 3 Intermediate Level subjects, each obtained with an A, B, C, or D score (including ‘Systems of Knowledge'), and
    • At least 3 Advanced Level subjects, each obtained with an A, B, C, or D score.
      • Mathematics is required to be one of these subjects.
      • Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required to include in these subject(s). 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION  

    • If you have passed your secondary education, upload the following three certificates: Malta Matriculation Certificate, Advanced Level Certificate, and Intermediate Certificate in the original language (English).
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language (English). In addition, upload a statement stating which subjects you will take for your examinations and their corresponding levels.

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT  

    Malta is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Mexico

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Certificado de terminación de estudios – bachillerato general/Certificado de terminación de estudios - bachiller técnologico, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Moldova

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Diplomă de Bacalaureat (obtained ≥ 2013) with the mandatory subject mathematics as a national state exam obtained with a minimum score of 5/10. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as a national state exam subject(s) obtained with a minimum score of 5/10.  If more than one subject (physics/chemistry/biology) is required for the bachelor's programme of your choice, at least one of the subjects (physics/chemistry/biology) has to be taken as a national state exam and should be obtained with a minimum score of 5/10, the other subject(s) must be followed up until the final year and should be obtained with a minimum score of 5/10.

    Documents required for application

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including the official final transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. 
    • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document mentioning the subjects you will take for your national exam and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    Language requirement

    Moldova is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement.

  • Morocco

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Attestation du Baccalauréat/Baccalauréat d’Enseignement Technologique et Professionnel (BETP)/Diplôme de Technicien, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Nepal

    Students with a secondary education diploma from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

    This includes the following diplomas:

    • Certificate – Secondary Education Examinations, Grade 10 (from 2017 onwards)
    • Certificate – School Leaving Certificate Examination (before 2017)
    • Migration Certificate – School Leaving Certificate, Grade XI-XII (from 2017 onwards)
    • Migration Certificate – Higher Secondary Secondary Education Board Examinations
  • New Zealand

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    New Zealand University Entrance with National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) at Level 3 with: 

    • Three approved subjects at level 3 made up of 14 credits each; 
    • Mathematics is one of the three-level 3 subjects; 
    • And depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry, and/or biology may also be required as an approved subject at level 3 with 14 credits each. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your:
      • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3
      • New Zealand University Entrance Certificate
      • Official Record of Achievement
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language (English). Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year with their corresponding credits. 

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    You are exempted from taking an additional English language test if you have taken the approved subject English on level 3 and have obtained at least 14 credits or 10 credits in English Literacy from the standards (5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing). If not, please see our language requirements on how to meet this requirement. 

  • Nigeria

    Students with a secondary education diploma from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

    This includes the following diplomas:

    • Basic Education Certificate
    • National Technical Certificate (NTC)
    • National Business Certificate (NBC)
    • Advanced National Technical Certificate (ANTC)
    • Advanced National Business Certificate (ANBC)
    • National Diploma (ND)
    • West African Senior School Certificate from the WAEC
    • Senior School Certificate from the NECO
  • North Macedonia

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Diploma za položena državna matura/Diploma general secondary education (4 years) obtained at 'shkollë e mesme – gjimnaz' with the mandatory national exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as national exam subject(s). The required exam subjects must be obtained with a minimal score of 2/5 on the national exams.

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including the official final transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. In addition, upload a document explaining which subjects you will take for your national exam and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    Language requirement

    Macedonia is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement.

  • Norway

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Vitnemal for Videregaende Opplaering, having one of the general/academic programmes mentioned below:

    • Art, design and architecture
    • Media and communication
    • Music, dance and drama
    • Specialization in general studies
    • Sports and physical education

    For the technical bachelor's programmes, mathematics for Natural Science (R1 and R2) is required up until Vg3. For the other bachelor's programmes, mathematics for Social Science (S1 and S2) is required up until Vg3. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics (1 and 2), chemistry (1 and 2) and/or biology (1 and 2) are also required up until Vg3. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • The Vitnemal for Videregaende Opplaering is a one-page certificate which also includes the official final transcript of records. Please upload that certificate in the original language and officially translated it into English/Dutch.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year, or upload a statement stating your final year subjects.

    Language requirement

    When English is followed as an exam subject up until Vg3 students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement.

  • Pakistan

    Students with a secondary education diploma from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

    This includes the following diplomas:

    • Secondary School Certificate
    • Matriculation Certificate
    • Diploma in Commerce
    • Diploma of Associate Engineer
    • Higher Secondary School Certificate
    • Intermediate School Certificate
  • Peru

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Técnico/Profesional Técnico a Nombre de la Nación/Certificado Oficial de Estudios, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Poland

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General Lyceum) always in combination with Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General Lyceum). With the mandatory written national exam subject mathematics on Extended/Advanced Level and as school subject/exam up until the final year. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as a written national exam subject(s) on Extended/Advanced Level and as a school subject/exam up until the final year.

    • The school exams must be completed with a minimum score of 3.
    • The written state national exams must be completed with a minimum of 30%.

    Note: the Świadectwo ‎ukończenia technikum (certificate of completion of the technikum) in combination with the Świadectwo dojrzałości cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

    Documents required for application

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General Lyceum) and Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General Lyceum) diploma in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch, both certificates include the official final transcript of records.
    • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a statement if you will pass the Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General lyceum) AND Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General lyceum). In addition, explain which subjects (written and oral) on which level you will take for your Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General lyceum). 

    Language requirement

    Poland is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement.

  • Portugal

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Diploma/Certificado de qualificação profissional de nivel 3/Diploma de especialização tecnológica – nível 4/Certificado de qualificação profissional de nivel 4/Diploma/Certificado/Certidão do Ensino Secundário, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Romania

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Diploma de Bacalaureat (obtained after 2005) with the mandatory national exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are required up until the final year. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Diploma de Bacalaureat certificate, including an overview of your final national exams, and the official final transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document mentioning the subjects you will take for your national exam (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    When English is followed as a national exam subject in the final year students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Russian Federation (Russia)

    Students with a secondary education diploma from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

    This includes the following diplomas:

    • Attestat ob osnovnom obshchem obrazovanii – Аттестат об основном общем образовании
    • Attestat o srednem obshchem obrazovanii – Аттестат о cреднем oбщем oбразовании
    • Diplom o srednem professionalnom obrazovanii – Диплом о среднем профессиональном образовании of the 2nd level
  • Rwanda

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education/Professional Certificate of Secondary Education A2, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Serbia

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Diploma o Stecenom Srednem Obrazovanju obtained at a gimnazija with the mandatory national exam subject mathematics obtained with a grade of at least 2/5. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as a subject(s) up until the final year. Each required subject should be completed with a grade of at least 2/5 per year. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Diploma o Stecenom Srednem Obrazovanju (гимназија – gimnazija) including the official final transcript of records (of all 4 years) in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document mentioning the subjects you will take for your national exam and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    Language requirement

    Serbia is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement.

  • Singapore

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level in 5 different subjects in total: 

    • 3x H2 content-based subjects 
    • 1x H1 content-based subjects 
    • General Paper/Knowledge and Inquiry 

    With the mandatory exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as exam subject(s). 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including the official final transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year and your GCE A-Level subjects.

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Singapore is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Slovakia

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske obtained at a Gymnazium with the mandatory national (state/school) exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as national exam subject(s). 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske (Gymnazium) diploma including the official final transcript of records per year (called ‘Vysvedcenie’) in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document mentioning the subjects you will take for your national exam and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    When English is followed as a national state exam subject and obtained on level C1 or B2 students are exempted from the  English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Slovenia

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Splošna Matura (Gimnazija) obtained at a Gimnazija with the mandatory Matura exam subject mathematics obtained with a grade of at least 2/5. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as a Matura exam subject(s), each obtained with a grade of at least 2/5. 

    Documents required for application

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Spričevalo o splošni maturi, Obvestilo o uspehu pri splošni maturi, and Letno spričevalo per year (4 years in total), all in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document mentioning the subjects you will take for your Matura exam and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    Language requirement

    Slovenia is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • South Africa

    Students with a secondary education diploma, National Senior Certificate with minimal requirements for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme/National Senior Certificate obtained after completion of the IEB exams, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • South Korea

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Vocational high school certificate/High School Certificate (general/science high school), from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Spain

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Título de Bachiller, always in combination with University Entrance Examination (Selectividad/EBAU/EvAU). Both diplomas with the mandatory exam subject mathematics. For the technical bachelor's programmes, Mathematics II (science) is required. For the social bachelor's programmes, Applied Mathematics for Social Sciences II is sufficient. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as school subject(s) and university entrance examination subject(s). 

    The following minimum scores must be obtained for the required subjects: 

    • Titulo de Bachiller: minimum score of 5 for each required subject
    • University Entrance Examination: depending on the fase the subject is taken in
      • Fase general: 4 
      • Fase especifica: 5 

    Documents required for application

    If you have passed your secondary education, please upload the following documents: 

    • Graduation statement in the original language (Spanish) and officially translated into English.   
    • Diploma invoice in the original language (Spanish) and officially translated into English.  
    • Official final transcript of records (should contain both years of the Bachiller) in the original language (Spanish) and officially translated into English.  
    • University Entrance Exam certificate in the original language (Spanish) and officially translated into English.  

    If you have not yet graduated, please upload the following documents:

    • Your official final transcript of records of your first year Bachiller in the original language (Spanish) and officially translated into English. 
    • A statement mentioning the subjects you are taking in your last year. We also need to know if you are following Mathematics II (science) or Applied Mathematics for Social Sciences II.
    • Please upload a statement mentioning which subjects you will take for your Selectividad (EBAU or EVAU), mentioning which subjects as ‘fase general’ and ‘fase especifica’.

    Language requirement

    Spain is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement.

  • Surinam

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION  

    A VWO diploma awarded by an accredited Dutch VWO school with the mandatory exam subject mathematics. For the social bachelor’s programmes, at least Wiskunde Q is required. For the technical bachelor’s programmes, at least Wiskunde 1 is required. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as an exam subject(s). 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION  

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your VWO diploma and official final transcript of records in the original language (Dutch). 
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language (Dutch). Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document explaining which subjects you will take on your national exam.  

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT  

    When English is followed as an exam subject on the national exam (VWO) students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement.  

  • Sweden

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Högskoleförberedande Examen with one of the following programmes: 

    • Naturvetenskapsprogrammet / Natural Science programme 
    • Samhällsvetenskapliga programmet / Social science programme 
    • Teknikprogrammet / Technology programme 
    • Ekonomiprogrammet / Business Management and Economics programme 
    • Humanistiska programmet / Humanities programme 
    • Estetiska Programmet / Health and Social Care Programme 

    For the technical bachelor's programmes, the exam subject mathematics 4 is required up until the final year. For the other bachelor's programmes, the exam subject mathematics 3b/3c is required until the final year. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics (2), chemistry (1) and/or biology (1) are also required as exam subject(s) up until the final year. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Högskoleförberedande Examen diploma certificate which includes the official final transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. If not, please upload a statement mentioning the final year subjects.

    Language requirement

    Students are exempted when English is followed at 5, 6 and 7. English 7 should be obtained with a minimum C grade. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement.

  • Switzerland

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Maturity Certificate/Maturitätszeugnis/Maturitätsausweis/Certificat de Maturité with the mandatory exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required as exam subject(s). 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including the official final transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch.  
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document mentioning the subjects you will take for your exams and your final year subjects (when the subjects are not clearly mentioned on your transcript of records).

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    Switzerland is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Uganda

    Students with a secondary education diploma, Uganda Certificate of Education Ordinary Level/Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education, from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

  • Ukraine

    Students with a secondary education diploma from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

    This includes the following diplomas:

    • Svidotsvo pro zdobuttja bazovoj serednjoj osviti - Cвідоцтво про здобуття базової середньої освіти (Certificate of basic secondary education)
    • Svidotstvo pro zdobuttja povnoj zagalnoj serednjoj osviti - Свідоцтво про здобуття повної загальної середньої освіти (Certificate of complete general secondary education) - from 2019
    • Atestat pro povnu zagalnu serednju osvitu - Атестат про повну загалну середню освiту (Certificate of complete general secondary education) - up to and including 2018
  • United Kingdom | England, Wales and Northern Ireland
    (I)GCSE, O-Levels, and GCE A2-Levels
    Click here!
    Check the admission requirements concerning (I)GCSE, O-Levels, and GCE A2-Levels (the United Kingdom | England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
  • United Kingdom | Scotland

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION  

    The Scottish Qualifications Certificate with the following requirements: 

    • Awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), 
    • At least 4 Higher National Courses each obtained with an A, B, C, or D score, and 
    • At least 2 Advanced Higher National Courses each obtained with an A, B, C, or D score. Mathematics is required to be one of these Advanced Higher subjects. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology are also required to be one of these Advanced Higher subject(s).*  

    * If more than one subject (physics/chemistry/biology) is required for the bachelor's programme of your choice, at least one of the subjects (physics/chemistry/biology) has to be taken as an Advanced Higher National Course the other subject(s) must be taken as Higher National Course 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION  

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your Scottish Qualifications Certificate which includes the official final transcript of records in the original language (English). 
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language (English). Make sure the transcript of records/or statement mentions the subjects in your final year with their corresponding levels. 

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT  

    When English is followed as a Higher or Advanced Higher National Course (and is obtained with an A, B, C, or D score) students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement.  

  • United States of America
    AP Exams from CollegeBoard
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    Check the admission requirements concerning the AP exams from CollegeBoard in combination with the high school diploma (the United States of America).
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