- A Dutch ‘vwo’ diploma or
- A secondary school certificate from a different country, equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma (for example, the German Abitur, Belgium’s Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs or an international or European Baccalaureate). You can find a list with equivalent diploma here.
- A good level of English and Mathematics
If you have questions regarding the admission requirements, please contact our Admission Office.
Are you an international student and is your secondary education not comparable to the Dutch VWO diploma? However, you would like to take this programme? The University of Twente offer you the possibility to take a foundation year after which you will be admissible.
More information about the enrolment.
QUALIFICATIONS for 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.
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 in spring on our university campus. 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.
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.
Dutch students with a Dutch diploma
For Dutch students (with a Dutch diploma) the deadline for registration in Studielink is 1 May. 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.