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Requirements

As a prospective bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. In order to be admitted to Fontys University of Applied Sciences students must be eligible for higher education through a diploma of secondary education / high school diploma with good results. This means:

  • For Dutch students: vwo, havo or mbo-diploma
  • For students of other nationalities: senior high school diploma/GCE or equivalent e.g. the British GCE A-levels or GCSE grades A, B or C.
  • Requirements: at least 6 exam subjects.
  • Minimum for the examinee subjects is 4 GCSE subjects with grades A*, A, B or C and 2 GCE subjects at A/S Level (no specific grade required).
  • A/S Level means advanced sbusidiary level (previously advanced supplementary level).
  • Mathematics must be taken at GCE level AND part of examinee subjects.
  • For students with international Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureat or the American High School
  • For students with other secondary education/high school diplomas please send us via Studielink.nl your documents for diploma assessment.
  • For international students who didn’t follow their secondary school in the English language: IELTS 6.0 (academic) or TOEFL 550 score is required. See below for more information or click here.
  • Fontys University will act according to the Code of Conduct.

Language requirements

For all course programmes a minimum level of proficiency in the English language is required. Read more detailed information.

Language requirements

For all course programmes a minimum level of proficiency in the English language is required. Read more detailed information.

Visa

As a non-EU/EEA student, the Netherlands will require an Entry Visa* (MVV) and a Residence Permit. Fontys will apply on behalf of its students for these documents. We recommend you start the process early, i.e. approximately three months before you plan to enter the Netherlands.

*except nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the USA and Vatican City State.

Language requirements for Dutch students

For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required. As an applicant with a Dutch MBO-4, HAVO- or VWO-diploma you can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test.