Requirements

 

Requirements

Diploma

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. For international students this means:

  • senior high school diploma, which generally grants access to a Bachelor programme in the country of issue
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education in 4 subjects with marks ranging from A-C, plus a General Certificate of Education with 2 subjects at advanced subsidiary level
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Baccalauréat Général
  • American High School Diploma (AP courses are strongly recommended)
  • For German students specifically: Fachabitur or Abitur (Fachhochschulreife or Allgemeine Hochschulreife)

    Besides your diploma, please provide additional academic qualifications if available (especially in the field of mathematics and physics). E.g. additional courses, workshops, projects, participation in competitions. Your qualifications will be assessed by the Admission Officer of the specific study programme.

    Language requirements

    For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required is explained in the table below:

    TESTBachelor's students
    IELTS6.0 (academic level)
    TOEFL paper550
    TOEFL computer213
    TOEFL internet79/80
    TOEIC*670
    Cambridge ESOLCAE-C
    * only if the units 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading' have been passed succesfully.

    The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

    Exemptions

    Some applicants can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

    • Candidates with a Dutch MBO-4, HAVO- or VWO-diploma
    • EEA/EU candidates with diplomas from certain countries are exempted from the language test. Find the lit of diplomas and countries here
    • Applicants whose previous education was English-taught, and taken in a country in which English is an official language
    • Applicants whose mother tongue is English.

    Diploma

    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. For international students this means:

    • senior high school diploma, which generally grants access to a Bachelor programme in the country of issue
    • General Certificate of Secondary Education in 4 subjects with marks ranging from A-C, plus a General Certificate of Education with 2 subjects at advanced subsidiary level
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Baccalauréat Général
    • American High School Diploma (AP courses are strongly recommended)
    • For German students specifically: Fachabitur or Abitur (Fachhochschulreife or Allgemeine Hochschulreife)

      Besides your diploma, please provide additional academic qualifications if available (especially in the field of mathematics and physics). E.g. additional courses, workshops, projects, participation in competitions. Your qualifications will be assessed by the Admission Officer of the specific study programme.

      Language requirements

      For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required is explained in the table below:

      TESTBachelor's students
      IELTS6.0 (academic level)
      TOEFL paper550
      TOEFL computer213
      TOEFL internet79/80
      TOEIC*670
      Cambridge ESOLCAE-C
      * only if the units 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading' have been passed succesfully.

      The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

      Exemptions

      Some applicants can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

      • Candidates with a Dutch MBO-4, HAVO- or VWO-diploma
      • EEA/EU candidates with diplomas from certain countries are exempted from the language test. Find the lit of diplomas and countries here
      • Applicants whose previous education was English-taught, and taken in a country in which English is an official language
      • Applicants whose mother tongue is English.

      Visa

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

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

      Diploma

      As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education. For Dutch students this means: VWO-, HAVO- (NT/NG profile obligated) or MBO-diploma.

      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.