Entry Requirements For Direct Entry Final Year Students

Direct Entry to IBA Final Year (Top-up) degree programmes (Advanced Placement)

Students with successful study experience equivalent to 160 European Credits (2-3 years Higher Education) in a related business or economic field are able to enter directly into the Final Year programme (80 credits, 1-2 years). Entry is based on Credit Transfer as described in the Lisbon Treaty (ECTS).

The judgement of entry qualifications applicants with a non-Dutch pre-education is initially based on comparison and recognition through ENIC-NARIC, the Nuffic Country Modules and a Nuffic evaluation, if required. In individual cases, the examination and graduation board will decide on entry based on credit transcripts and qualifications presented.

Examples of accepted entry qualifications for the Final Year

UK Qualifications:

For top-up courses, we can consider the BTEC Higher National Diploma (3-year Diploma) holders for entry into IBA Final Year (Top-up) degree programme depending on subjects studied.

Note: We can consider the BTEC National Diploma (2-year Diploma), combined with MBO4 Certificate holders for entry into IBA Phase 2 degree programme depending on subjects studied.

Chinese Qualifications:

For top-up courses we can consider Dazhuan (Zhuanke - 3-year Diploma) holders for entry into the IBA Final Year (Top-up) degree programme if the Dazhuan has been completed in a field of Business & Economics.

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

NB: Students who receive advance placement are not entitled to any exemptions and applications for exemptions to the Examination and Graduation Board will not be accepted.