Entrance Criteria for Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programmes

Specific entry requirements for degree programmes at Wittenborg University Of Applied Sciences 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's and Master's programmes at Wittenborg.

Bachelor's Programmes - Entry Requirements

Bachelor's Programmes - Entry Requirements

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's 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 adheres to the fact that students should not be judged on their school marks for university entrance - 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. See here for more information.

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 English Language Requirements.

See also: EU Students Not Requiring English Language Exams

Master's Programmes - Entry Requirements

Master's Programmes - Entry Requirements

Degree and/or experience:

- A bachelor's 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 overall, 6.0 in writing or TOEFL equivalent*. Click here for an overview of the equivalent scores.

TOEFL Code of Wittenborg is 4889.

*Please note that the MA in Education requires an IELTS certificate with overall score 7.0, 6.5 in writing and no less than 6.0 in all other components.


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