Admission 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 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. Click here for more information.
  • Fontys University will act according to the Code of Conduct.

For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required is explained in the table below and/or in the document above.

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

  • Candidates with a Dutch HAVO / VWO diploma.
  • EEA/EU candidates with the required previous education.
  • 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.
TEST Bachelor's students
IELTS 6.0 (academic level)
TOEFL paper 550
TOEFL computer 213
TOEFL internet 80
TOEIC* 670
Cambridge ESOL CAE-C