Bachelor degree programmes taught in English

Universities of Holland offer a wide range of Bachelor (undergraduate) degree programmes in English.

At Research university a bachelor’s programme takes usually 3 years and requires 180 study credits. Undergraduate programme at University of Applied sciences lasts 4 years. The student should earns 240 credits. 

Bachelor programmes taught in English at Research Universities are mostly in fields of Economics and Business. University colleges offer general education programme International Liberal Arts and Sciences, which prepares for Master education at Research Universities. See Academic Bachelor programmes.

Undergraduate programmes taught at Universities of Applied Sciences prepare to professional carrer in Economics and Business, Management in Tourism, Hotel, Technics and Technology and many other fields. See Applied Bachelor programmes.

Language requirements for undergraduate programmes

TOEFL score 80 or IELTS score 6.0 is an obligatory admission requirement for entering a bachelor's programmes conducted in English. For the Bachelor programmes conducted in Dutch applicants should have passed English and Dutch language tests.

The admission department can decide on the basis of the school-leaving certificate whether the applicant: qualifies for immediate admission to a degree course or must first improve the knowledge of certain subjects before admission during a foundation (preparatory) course.

Qualification requested for Bachelor's admission

Below you can see the list of high school diploma which required for admission for a Bachelor programme for candidates from different countries.

Country Entry standard required
The Netherlands VWO (pre-university) diploma
International schools European Baccalaureate
International Baccalaureate
Albania Dëftesë Pjekurie
Australia High School diploma and at least 1 year academic education
Austria Reifeprüfungszeugnis
Belgium Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs / Diplome de l'Énseignement Secondaire Superieur
Bulgaria Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (DZSO) + a class grade point average ≥ 5
Canada High School Diploma + at least 1 year academic education*
Chile Licencia de Enseñanza Media and at least 1 year academic education
China Gaozhong and at least 1 year academic education
Czech Republic Gymnazion, Maturita
Denmark Bevis for Studentereksamen or Brevis for Høgere Forberedelseksamen
Estonia Gümnasiumi Loputunnistus
Finland Ylioppilastutkintotodistus or Studentexamensbetyg
France Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré or Baccalauréate Général/Technique
Germany Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
Greece Apolytirio Eniaiou Lykeiou
Hungary Gymnáziumi errettségi bizonyítvany
Iceland Studentprof
Indonesia SMA and 1 or 2 years academic education *
Iran High School and at least 2 years academic education
Iraq Baccalaureat and at least 2 years academic education
Ireland Leaving Certificate (after 13 years of school) with 5 subjects and at least 3 Higher Levels
Israel Te'udat Bagrut
Italy Diploma di Maturità or Diploma di Superamento dell'Esame di Stato Conclusivo dei Corsi di Istruziona Secondario Superiore
Japan High School diploma and at least 2 years academic education
Jordan Certificate of General Secondary Educaction and at least one year academic education
Latvia Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu
Lithuania Brandos Atestatos
Luxembourg Diplome de fin d'études secondaires
Malta Matriculation Certificate with at least 3 A-levels
Morocco Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + at least 1 year academic education
New Zealand High School diploma and at least 1 year academic education
Norway Vitnemål fra den vidergåonde skolen/Vitnemål fra den vidergåonde opplaering*
Poland Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego / Maturity Certificate from General Secondary School
Portugal Diploma do ensino secundario
Romania High school diploma plus one year academic education
Russia Secondary (complete) general education [Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii/Attestat Zrelosti] and at least 1 year academic education
Slovakia Vysvedcenie o maturitnej skúske/Maturitné Vyvsedcenie
Slovenia Gimnazija
South-Korea High School and at least 1 year academic education
Spain Titulo de Bachiller + Prueba de Selectividad
Suriname VWO diploma
Sweden Avgangsbetyg or Slutbetug*
Switzerland Maturitätszeugnis/Certificat de Maturité/Attesto di Maturità
Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education ("Matayom 6") and at least 1 year academic education *
Turkey Lise diplomasi and Öss Sonuç Belgesi (admission to a programme at a recognised university in Turkey) or the Yuksekogretime Gecis Sinavi (Higher Education Examination, YGS) and the Lisans Yerlestirme Sinavi (Undergraduate Placement Examination, LYS)
United Kingdom General Certificate of Secondary Education in 3 subjects with marks ranging from A*-C, plus a General Certificate of Education with 3 subjects at advanced level A-D (six different subjects in total)
United States of America High School and at least 1 or 2 years academic education*
Vietnam Certificate of secondary school graduation ("Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc") + 1 year university studying subjects relevant to the selected programme
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Comments (12) Comment the article

13/09/2013, 21:00 # iris

What are admission requirements for Bachelor programmes in Holland for prospective students from India?

13/09/2013, 21:02 # staff

More details about enrolment criteria for Indians:

08/02/2014, 12:48 # Abdul Razak

Am a Ghanaian with SSCE and a first year student in a Ghanaian university. Am I legible to apply and if so HOW do I apply.

09/02/2014, 09:21 # staff

Hi Abdul,
Please ready here how to start:, select a Bachelor programme here:!/degree=applied_bachelor,academic_bachelor

11/03/2015, 22:36 # gladys

iam a resident of the United Kingdom and i want to sponsor my daughter who has 5 gce o levels ranging from a to c . Are these the right entry qualifications?

22/03/2015, 22:24 # staff

Hi! Yes it is enough to entry!

27/03/2015, 12:39 # Sadia Nowrin

I am from Bangladesh, and i have completed my hsc i want to study in holland in BBA programme under a can i get a 100% scholarship from holland universities.and i have studied in commerce

27/03/2015, 14:27 # staff here is common infob about scholarships.

09/12/2016, 01:32 # Russell

For students applying from the US, what are the academic requirements? If you are an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate, is there a certain score you need to achieve? Thanks!

09/12/2016, 10:54 # staff

Hello, Russel!
Try to find all needed information below:

28/01/2017, 23:20 # Algasim

I am a 3rd year student at the University of The Gambia. I want to transfer to one of the universities of Applied Sciences. I want to know if there are scholarships available to international tranfer students and if yes in which of the universities?

30/01/2017, 19:50 # staff

You can find all information about grants and scholarships below:

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