International Business Administration

bachelor's programme International Business Administration (BSc)

Entry requirements 

In order to be eligible for admission to the Bachelor’s programme in International Business Administration, you must meet a number of requirements, depending on whether your previous education was in the Netherlands or elsewhere.

International Students

If you have a non-Dutch secondary school certificate, you can enter the IBA programme provided the certificate is equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma (for example, the German Abitur, the Belgian Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, or the International or European Baccalaureate). There are also a few additional requirements you have to meet.

Please note that the requirements for students with a non-Dutch secondary school diploma are not the same as those for students with a Dutch vwo diploma. Find out the requirements for students with a Dutch diploma here!

Are you an international student and you do not meet the requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate degree programme (Bachelor of Science)? However, you would like to take one of our English- taught programmes? The University of Twente and the Holland International Study Center offer you the possibility to take a foundation year after which you will be admissible to our English- taught programmes. The one-year programme combines academic study, English language training and study skills to prepare you for degree-level study.

More information on admission requirements can be found here

Additional requirement

One additional requirement is that you must have a reasonable grasp of mathematics and a satisfactory command of English. This can either have been part of your pre-university education. You can also fulfil this requirement by passing the University of Twente entrance exam.

Students with a German Abitur certificate with Mathematik and Englisch up until the final exams will be directly admitted to the International Business Administration programme without any further requirements being set. Students with a different foreign certificate of previous education are advised to contact the Admission Office of the University of Twente early on. The Admission Office will then determine whether you meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor’s programme in International Business Administration.

Placement restrictions

This programme does not restrict enrolments.

More information

You can read more about enrolling in the programme on the enrolment page. If you have any questions about enrolling please contact our Admission Office.

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