Admission requirements Bachelor's programmes

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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. Please be aware that you need to be graduated before 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?

Students with a secondary education, which is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch), cannot be admitted directly. 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.

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 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 is also required as 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 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 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.

    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 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 in 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, official final transcript of records and ATAR 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). 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. 

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    If you have studied the last three years of your secondary education in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (English speaking part), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America and English Standard/English Advanced (Category A subject) is included in your ATAR score, you are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement. 

  • Austria

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 

    Reifezeugnis or Reifeprüfungszeugnis awarded by an Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule with the mandatory national exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology is also required as a national exam subject. 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, 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 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 explaining which subjects you will take on your national exam. 

    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 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 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 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 

    • Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, richting Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO) 
    • Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, enseignement general 

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

    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 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 is also required as 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 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 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 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 from 2022 onwards 
    Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie with: 

    • Mathematics as a compulsory subject in year 11 and year 12 and mathematics as 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. 

    And, 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 before 2022 
    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 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. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the (elective) profile subjects in year 11 and year 12. In addition, please upload a document in which you mention the State Matriculation Exams you will take. 

    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

    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.

  • China

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION  

    Students graduated/graduating from 2023 onwards  
    Senior middle school certificate (Gaozhong) with an overall minimum score of 85% in grade 12 with a Gaokao certificate with an overall minimum score of 75%. Both certificates with the mandatory subject mathematics, obtained with a minimum average score of 85% in grade 12 of the Gaozhong and a minimum score of 75% on the Gaokao.  

    Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry, and/or biology must be followed until the final year of your Gaozhong with a minimum average score of 85% in grade 12 for each subject, and be taken as a Gaokao subject with a minimum score of 75%.  

    Students graduated before 2023 
    Senior middle / high school graduation certificate (Gaozhong) with a Gaokao certificate. Our bachelor programmes may require varying minimum Gaokao score requirements. The minimum requirement may also differ based on the province where you took the Gaokao, we require tier 2 or higher. The Gaokao Science is required for the technical bachelor’s programmes, where both Gaokao streams are sufficient for the non-technical bachelor’s programmes. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION  

    • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma, official final transcript of records and Gaokao certificate in the original language and all documents 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 statement mentioning which Gaokao exam subjects you will take.  

    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 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. 

    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 an 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 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. If you want to follow a bachelor's programme where physics, chemistry and/or biology is required, stream 3 is mandatory. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including 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, please mention which stream/specialisation you are following; ‘Humanities’, ‘Foreign languages and European Studies’, ‘Science, biomedical sciences, information technology and technology’ or ‘Economics’. Also, please explain which optional subjects you have chosen for your final year. 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 obatined at a Gymnázium with the mandatory national exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology is also required as a national exam subject. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including 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. 

    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. 

    Please note!

    The above mentioned entry requirements applied for the September 2022 intake. The entry requirements for the September 2023 intake are still under revision. We hope to publish the new entry requirements soon.

  • 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 mentions the subjects in your final year, your exam subject and the corresponding levels.  

    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 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 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 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 and the corresponding levels. In addition, please upload a statement explaining which subject you will take on your National Exams. 

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    When English is followed as an exam subject on the national exam students obtained with 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 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.

  • 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 is 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 

    • 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 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. 

     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 from 2021 onwards 
    Baccalauréat Général with the mandatory subject mathematics as 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 before 2021 
    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 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 mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, please upload a statement in which you mention the specialisation subjects you followed in your première year and will follow in the terminale year. If you are following an optional subject in one or both of the years, please also mention this. 

    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. 

  • Germany

    DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION

    Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife with the mandatory subject mathematics up until the final year. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology is also required 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 in the original language (German) (translations into English/Dutch are not necessary). 
    • If you have not yet graduated, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language (German). Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, please upload a document in which you mention which subject you will take as Abiturprüfungsfächer. 

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

    When English is followed as an exam subject (Abiturprüfungsfach) 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. 

  • Ghana

    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.

  • 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 an 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. If you want to follow a bachelor's programme where physics, chemstry and/or biology is required, stream 2 is mandatory. 

    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 mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, please mention which stream/specialisation you are following: ‘Humanities’, ‘Science and Health Studies’ or ‘Economics and Information Technology’. Also, please explain which stream subjects you have chosen for your final year. 

    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 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 Gimnáziumi with the mandatory national matura exam subject mathematics on Advanced Level.  

    Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology is also required as an exam subject. 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 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 officially translated 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 its corresponding levels. 

    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. 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. 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 is also required as an exam subject. 

    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 officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, please upload a statement mentioning the name of the diploma you will receive and from which board you will receive your diploma. Furthermore, please mention the subjects you will take on your national exams. 

    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 a required subject. 

    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. 

  • Iran

    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.

  • Iraq

    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.

  • 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 English. 
    3. 4 subjects with at least O6 or H7, these subjects can be the other required 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 English. 
    3. 4 subjects with at least O6 or H7, these subjects can be the other required 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). 
    • 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 its corresponding levels. 

    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 is also required as an exam subject. 

    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 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 a Liceo Scientifico. 

    Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology is also required up until the final year at a Liceo Scientifico. 

    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 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 

    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 (Higher Level). Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice, physics, chemistry and/or biology is also required as a Higher Level subject. The University of Twente will check if the school is an official Nazarbayev Intellectual School (NIS). 

    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 officially translated into English or Dutch. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the (exam) subjects in your final year (NIS) with its 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 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

    Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību with the mandatory exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice physics, chemistry and / or biology is also required. At least one of the subjects, if both subjects are required - physics and chemistry, has to be obtained in the national exam, the other subject has to be followed up until the final year. The state exam should be obtained with a minimum score of 5 for each of the required subject(s).

    Documents required for application

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including 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.

    Language requirement

    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.

    Please note!

    The above mentioned entry requirements applied for the September 2022 intake. The entry requirements for the September 2023 intake are still under revision. We hope to publish the new entry requirements soon.

  • Lithuania

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Brandos Atestatas with the mandatory exam subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice physics, chemistry and / or biology is also required. At least one of the subjects, if both subjects are required - Physics and Chemistry, has to be obtained in the national exam, the other subject has to be followed up until the final year.

    Documents required for application

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including 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.

    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.

    Please note!

    The above mentioned entry requirements applied for the September 2022 intake. The entry requirements for the September 2023 intake are still under revision. We hope to publish the new entry requirements soon.

  • 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 is also required as an exam subject. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including 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. 

    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. 

  • Mexico

    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.

  • Moldova

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Diplomă de Bacalaureat (obtained after 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 is also required as a national state exam subject 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 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.

    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 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.

  • 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 as 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 diploma including 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 mentions the subjects in your final year with its 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. 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.

  • 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 is also required as national exam subject. 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 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 the subjects you will take for your national exam. 

    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 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including 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. 

    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.

  • Peru

    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.

  • 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 is also required as a written national exam subject 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%.

    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. 
    • 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 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 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 is required up until the final year. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including 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. 

    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.

  • Rwanda

    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.

  • Serbia

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Diploma o Stecenom Srednem Obrazovanju (Gymnazium) with the mandatory subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice physics, chemistry and / or biology is also required up until the final year.

    Language requirement

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

    Please note!

    The above mentioned entry requirements applied for the September 2022 intake. The entry requirements for the September 2023 intake are still under revision. We hope to publish the new entry requirements soon.

  • 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 is also required as an exam subject. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including 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. 

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

    Documents required for application

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including 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.

    Language requirement

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

    Please note!

    The above mentioned entry requirements applied for the September 2022 intake. The entry requirements for the September 2023 intake are still under revision. We hope to publish the new entry requirements soon.

  • Slovenia

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Splošna Matura (Gimnazija) with the mandatory subject mathematics. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice physics, chemistry and / or biology is also required.

    Documents required for application

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including 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.

    Language requirement

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

    Please note!

    The above mentioned entry requirements applied for the September 2022 intake. The entry requirements for the September 2023 intake are still under revision. We hope to publish the new entry requirements soon.

  • South Africa

    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.

  • South Korea

    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.

  • Spain

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    • Título de Bachiller
    • University Entrance Examination

    Both diplomas are always required in combination, with the mandatory exam subject Mathematics. Mathematics II is required for the technical bachelor's programmes, where Applied Mathematics for Social Sciences II is sufficient for the social bachelor's programmes. Depending on the bachelor’s programme of your choice physics, chemistry and / or biology is also required.

    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 still have to pass, please upload your transcript of records of your first year Bachiller in the original language (Spanish) and officially translated into English. Upload your most recent transcript of records of your second year in the original language and officially translated into English. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a statement with the subjects you will take for your fase obligatoria of the EBAU (or EVAU). The University of Twente needs to know if you are following Mathematics II or Applied Mathematics for Social Sciences II.

    Language requirement

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

    Please note!

    The above mentioned entry requirements applied for the September 2022 intake. The entry requirements for the September 2023 intake are still under revision. We hope to publish the new entry requirements soon.

  • Sweden

    DIPLOMA required for admission

    Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan with one of the following programmes with at least 2500 credits:

    • 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 all programmes, there is a mandatory exam subject mathematics up until the final year. Depending on the bachelor's programme of your choice physics, chemistry and / or biology is also required.

    Language requirement

    Students are exempted when English is followed at 5, 6 or 7. If not, please see our language requirements for how to meet this requirement.

    Please note!

    The above mentioned entry requirements applied for the September 2022 intake. The entry requirements for the September 2023 intake are still under revision. We hope to publish the new entry requirements soon.

  • 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 is also required as an exam subject. 

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION 

    • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma including 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. 

    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 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 'Svidotstvo pro zdobuttja povnoj zagalnoj serednjoj osviti - Свідоцтво про здобуття повної загальної середньої освіти' or 'Atestat pro povnu zagalnu serednju osvitu - Атестат про повну загальну середню освiту' 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.

  • United Kingdom | England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    For the requirements concerning the United Kingdom | England, Wales and Northern Ireland, see the GCSE & GCE A2-Level admission requirements website.    

  • United States of America

    For the requirements concerning the United States of America, see the Advanced Placement Exams admission requirements website. A USA High School diploma without AP exams is not directly admissible 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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