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
|Australia||High School diploma and at least 1 year academic education|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|South-Korea||High School and at least 1 year academic education|
|Spain||Titulo de Bachiller + Prueba de Selectividad|
|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|