Example of resume (Curriculum Vitae, CV) for application to a university

When you apply to a university in the Netherlands, you are often required to provide a resume, or Curriculum Vitae, CV. It is a short autobiography where you tell to admission officers about yourself, your previous education, work and life experience, languages, and hobbies.

Here you can find an example of resume for a prospective student applying for a preparation or Bachelor programme at a Dutch university. If you apply for a Master programme, you should pay more attention on previous education and work experience (if available).

Personal details

First name(s): John S.
Second name Smith
Street address 123 Tower Bridge Rd, SE1 3LP
City London
Country United Kingdom


We suggest you to use e-mail 
with your first and last name.
Don't use e-mails like

Telephone +44 20 123 45 678
Date of birth 11.11.1987
Place of birth London, UK

Here you should write your
citizenship. For example, British.

Languages: English, Dutch


Name or number
of school
  123 (name of school, if available).
Address 123 Stansfeld Rd, London, UK
Period 1990 - 2001
Diploma name of your diploma
(for example, high school certificate,
or International Baccalaureate)

Work experience (if available)

Name of company Google
Address 123 Victoria Dock Rd, London, UK
Period August 2000 - May 2001
Position support employee
Responsibilities communicating with customers


Sports or reading  

Read more about admission and required documents at universities in the Netherlands.


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