Application deadlines IB Venlo

September intake February intake
If you want us to arrange your accommodation15 June8 December
If you arrange your accommodation yourself1 August15 January
  1. Go to (i.e. Studielink)
  2. Create a Studielink account.
    > If you live in the Netherlands, log in with your Digid (if necessary, apply for your account via
    > If you (currently) live outside the Netherlands, choose “Create Studielink-account without DigiD”.
  3. Submit and confirm your official personal details as stated on your passports and diplomas.
  4. Choose a study programme of Fontys and confirm your application.

Submit documents

Within three days after submitting your application you will receive a welcome mail with a link for uploading the application documents.

The required enrolment documents are:

  • Certified copies of your original diploma and grade listing from your previous education (once you have graduated).
    These must be copies of the original documents, in the original language. If these are not in Dutch, English, German or French, an official translation is required in addition to a copy of the document in the original language. You may submit a digital version of the diploma and grade list at the start of your application process. Please do note, that you must submit a hardcopy before the start of your studies in order to complete your enrolment.
  • A copy of your passport or copies of both sides of your Proof of identification card/document.
    This document must be valid until at least 1st of September (September intake) or 1st of February (February intake)
  • A sufficient proof of English level. We accept the following certificates:

    Test Bachelor and Master
    IELTS 6
    TOELF paper 550
    TOEFL computer 213
    TOEFL internet 79/80
    TOEIC* 670
    Cambridge ESOL CAE-C

    * = Only if the units ‘Speaking & Writing’ and ‘Listening & Reading’ have been completed successfully. TOEIC = Test of English for International Communication, ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages

    Please note!

    Based on the Code of Conduct regulations in the Netherlands, a number of European diplomas grant an exemption for this requirement.

    For more information, including a list of exempted diplomas, please see

Diploma validation

As soon as we have received your enrolment documents, we will start the diploma validation process in order to determine whether you are admissible for the IB study course in Venlo. This process may take a maximum of three weeks.

The result of the diploma validation will be issued to you via e-mail.

Payment of the tuition fee

What to pay?
The tuition fees are calculated based on the nationality of the student and on the possible previous degrees obtained in the Netherlands. Please see the Tuition Fees Indicator for the amount of tuition fees for you.

Please note, that the Tuition Fees Indicator provides amounts for the whole study year, which starts in September. The amount provided by the Tuition Fee Indicator should therefore be multiplied by 7/12 to get the actual fee for the February intake.

How to pay?
You can see here how you can arrange your tuition fee payment.

Please ensure that you have arranged the payment of your tuition fees before the deadlines listed above. If you fail to do so, your enrolment will not be finalised and you will not be permitted to follow your chosen course programme.

Am I fully enrolled?

Once you have fulfilled all enrolment requirements and you are fully enrolled, you will receive a proof of enrolment via e-mail. The proof of enrolment states the current study year, your study programme and general information about the content of the study course.

Studielink instructions

Please note: To register for this programme you have to select ‘B International Business’ in Studielink as the programme of your choice.

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