Admission requirements

Bachelor's students

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 with mathematics
  • 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 subsidiary 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 (top stream or plus 1 year college)
  • 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 or TOEFL 550 score is required. Click here for more information.
  • Fontys University will act according to the Code of Conduct.

Language requirements

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

Exemptions

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
TOEFL paper 550
TOEFL computer 213
TOEFL internet 79/80
TOEIC* 670
Cambridge ESOL CAE-C