admission and enrolment for the BACHELOR’S PROGRAMME in Psychology


In order to be eligible for admission to the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology at the University of Twente, you must meet a number of requirements. These depend on whether your previous education was in the Netherlands or elsewhere.


  • Dutch students

You can be admitted to our Bachelor’s programme in Psychology with any Dutch vwo (pre-university) profile. If you have a university of applied sciences degree you can also enrol for the Bachelor's programme in Psychology. If you have completed the first year of a university of applied sciences, you can (only) enrol if you obtained a sufficient grade in Mathematics (A or B) at HAVO level.

If you have successfully completed the first year at a university of applied sciences (‘hbo propedeuse’ in Dutch), we advise you only to enter the Bachelor’s programme Pyschology of you were among the better students in our year (scoring an average of at least 7.0). In addition to that it is important that you are motivated to gain more depth of knowledge and to learn to think scientifically.

  • International students

If you are a student with a secondary school certificate from another country, you will be admitted to our Psychology programme on two conditions. The first is that your 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). The second is that you meet all the admission criteria.


Additional requirements for entering the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology at the UT are that you have a reasonable grasp of mathematics and a satisfactory command of English as part of your pre-university education.

If you have a foreign certificate of previous education other than those listed above, we advise you to check the general admission website. The Admissions Office will determine whether you meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology.

Students with a German Abitur certificate with Mathematik and Englisch up until the final exams are eligible for admission to the Psychology programme at the University of Twente directly.


At the University of Twente we organize study check activities for prospective students. We believe it is important that you choose an education that suits you, so that you will be able to complete it successfully. If you have applied for the Bachelor’s programme Psychology, the study check is mandatory. For Psychology, the study check includes filling out a questionnaire and taking part in a (trial) study day. During this day you will get to know the programme, experiencing, for example, what it is like to design a psychological intervention in a project setting. This will help you determine whether the programme matches your expectations, motivation and capacities. We will also offer you advice on whether we believe the programme suits you (please note that we can only advise you on this).

The trial study day will take place on our university campus in the spring of 2018. If you are a Dutch student, we require you to attend the study day in person. If you are a German student from one of the Nordrhein-Westfalen, Niedersachsen or Bremen federal states or Bundesländer, you are also required to attend in person. If you are an international student from a not before mentioned state or country, we still strongly advise you to attend the study day, if this is among your possibilities; alternatively, a mandatory online meeting/test will be set up with you.

Read more about our mandatory study check.


Studielink is the online registration application for higher education in the Netherlands. On the Studielink website, you can complete your (re-)registration for a programme at any Dutch university or university of applied sciences (‘hbo’ in Dutch).

Find out more about registration.

Enrolment deadline

International Bachelors (visa and non-visa­) and Dutch Bachelors with an international degree
The deadline for signing up for the Bachelor’s programme Psychology deviates from the deadlines of other programmes due to a mandatory matching activity. For this programme, you have to complete your application on the Studielink website (including all required documents!) before 1 April 2018.

Dutch students with a Dutch diploma
For Dutch students (with a Dutch diploma) the deadline for registration in Studielink is 1 May, 2018. If you miss the registration deadline of 1 May, the Psychology programme may still accept your application. The condition is that you can, and do, participate in the mandator) matching activities and meet all other applicable deadlines. However, you will no longer be eligible for admission if you register after 1 June, 2018.

Binding Recommendation

The first year of the Bachelor’s programme Psychology is subject to a so-called Binding Recommendation (‘bindend studieadvies’, or ‘BSA’, in Dutch). This means that you have to have obtained a minimum of 45 (out of 60) ECs in order to enter the second year.

Read more about the Binding Recommendation.


Read more about tuition fees.

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