Dutch HBO-Propedeuse (first year achieved at a University of Applied Sciences)

Holders of the Dutch HBO-Propedeuse (abbrevation HBO-P) certificate are not directly admissible to a Bachelor's programme of the University or Twente. Please see for your information the Dutch Education system provide by Nuffic.

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 documents in Osiris. After you have done so you will be informed about your admissibility by one or our admission officers.

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.  

Documents required for application

For your application we need several documents. During your application we will ask you to upload these documents. If you have already attained the HBO-P we need a copy of your HBO-P certificate and transcript of records. If you still have to complete the HBO-P we need a recent transcript of records and a list with all of the first year subjects.

Not the required subject or level?

If you do not have the required subject or the correct level you can do an additional test(s). The University of Twente only accepts certificates from CCVX, James Boswell or the Dutch so called 'Officieel Staatsexamen'. The test must be passed with a 6 or higher and have to be taken before the start of the academic year (1 September).

Admission requirements

The admission requirements for holders of the Dutch HBO Propedeuse (University of Applied Sciences) per Bachelor Programme are mentioned below. The requirements are always in combination with an HBO-Propedeuse. 

please know that you can apply even though you have not yet completed your Propedeuse year

Advanced Technology
  • VWO Mathematics B
  • VWO Physics
  • VWO Chemistry

Admission is always in consultation with the programme committee of the Bachelor's programme Advanced Technology. 

Applied Mathematics
  • VWO Mathematics B
Applied Physics
  • VWO Mathematics B
  • VWO Physics
Biomedical Engineering
  • VWO Mathematics B
  • VWO Physics
  • VWO Chemistry
Business & IT

Dutch HBO Propedeuse in an engineering field with a CGPA of 7.5 on a 10-point scale or higher with VWO Mathematics B.

Chemical Engineering
  • VWO Mathematics B
  • VWO Physics
  • VWO Chemistry
Civil Engineering
  • VWO Mathematics B
  • VWO Physics
Computer Science & Engineering

Dutch HBO Propedeuse in an engineering field with a CGPA of 7.5 on a 10-point scale or higher with VWO Mathematics B.

Communication Science
  • VWO Mathematics A, B or C
  • or HAVO Mathematics A or B 
Creative Technology
  • VWO Mathematics A, B or C

Admission is always in consultation with the programme committee of the Bachelor's programme Creative Technology

Electrical Engineering
  • VWO Mathematics B
  • VWO Physics
Health Sciences
  • VWO Mathematics A or B
  • or HAVO Mathematics A or B
Industrial Design
  • VWO Mathematics B
  • VWO Physics
Industrial Engineering & Management
  • VWO Mathematics B
International Business Administration
  • VWO Mathematics A
Management Society and Technology
  • VWO Mathematics A
Mechanical Engineering
  • VWO Mathematics B
  • VWO Physics
Psychology
  • VWO Mathematics A, B or C
  • or HAVO Mathematics A or B
Technical Medicine
  • VWO Mathematics B
  • VWO Physics
  • VWO Chemistry
  • VWO Biology
Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS)

University College Twente (UCT) is the International Honours College of the University of Twente, ATLAS for short.

Please see the admission requirements on the ATLAS website

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