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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 via email.

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 final transcript of records (60ECTS). If you still have to complete the HBO-P, we need a most 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 required grade, 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 positive result and should be taken before the application deadline.

Please submit your application to the University of Twente before you make a reservation for one of the test. 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.

For the social sciences Bachelor's programmes, we require VWO Mathematics A. For the technical Bachelor's programmes, we require VWO Mathematics B. For the subjects Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology you have to take the VWO Level, there are no sublevels like Mathematics. 

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 
  • Applied Mathematics
    • VWO Mathematics B
  • Applied Physics
    • VWO Mathematics B
    • VWO Physics
    • or a Dutch HBO Propedeuse Applied Physics with a CGPA of 8 or higher on a 10-point scale
  • Biomedical Engineering
    • VWO Mathematics B
    • VWO Physics
    • VWO Chemistry
  • Business Information Technology

    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 Science & Engineering
    • VWO Mathematics B
    • VWO Physics
    • VWO Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
    • VWO Mathematics B
    • VWO Physics
  • 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 diploma
    • or HAVO diploma
  • Industrial Design Engineering
    • VWO Mathematics B
    • VWO Physics
  • Industrial Engineering & Management Science
    • 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 Computer Science

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