Entrance Criteria

Specific entry requirements for degree programmes at Wittenborg University are published with the individual programme overviews, and in the Education and Examination Guides. Below is a general overview of the entry requirements for Bachelor and Master programmes at Wittenborg.

Bachelor Programmes

Dutch Students: you can enter our programmes with the following Dutch diplomas HAVO, VWO, MBO4, International Baccalaureate and the UK BTEC diploma studied at an ROC.

International Students: in the Netherlands, Universities are required to consider applications from students who have completed high school to the level that enables them to apply to University in their own country, and the admissions office has overviews of all high school qualifications from different countries that allow entry into the Bachelor programme. The High School diploma must be equivalent to the Dutch qualifications. Our admissions team will carry out the Diploma Verification for you.

  • Applications are not judged on grades that students achieve, as the Dutch philosophy adhere to the fact that students should not be judged on their school marks for university entrance;
    • This is because the university system is different from school and University should be accessible to all students regardless of their high school marks;
  • Once students are at the University they are required to pass regular assessments and exams to enable them to carry on;

Final Year of Degree programme (Top up Degree)
Students with successful study experience equivalent to 160 European Credits in a related business or economic field are able to enter directly into the Final year programme (80 credits). The examination and graduation board will decide on entry based on credit transcripts and qualifications presented.

English Language Requirements
IELTS 6 or TOEFL Equivalent. Click here for an overview of the equivalent scores.
TOEFL Code of Wittenborg is 4889.

- Note: students who have studied their complete previous education in English, and this can be verified, are exempt from the Englih Language Requirements.

also, see: EU Students Not Requiring English Language Exams

Master Programmes

Degree and/or experience:

- Bachelor degree, or an HND equivalent plus at least 5 years of relevant industry experience.

- Students with non-relevant qualifications may be asked to complete a short portfolio prior to starting the course.
- Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis.

MBA: A minimum of 3 years professional experience is required for MBA applicants. 

English Language Requirements

For non-native speakers of English:

IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL Equivalent. Click here for an overview of the equivalent scores.

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing.

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