Admissions information for international applicants

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​Admission requirements for foreign students

International students from all countries are encouraged to apply. Admission is usually based on your secondary educational background and diplomas. International students can apply here for the Marketing Management bachelor's programme.

Admission requirements for international students and Dutch nationality students applying with a non-Dutch diploma

A national (home country) secondary school diploma or international secondary school qualification, such as an International Baccalaureate Diploma, is required. It must have a similar or equivalent level to the Dutch HAVO secondary school diploma.

Diploma examples

Please note: The list below is not definitive and a Letter of Admission will only be issued after the Marketing Management Admissions Committee and Student Administration have assessed the application in full. You may contact the International Student Desk if you have a query about your diploma or the appropriate secondary school level of your country of origin.

EU students

  • Bulgaria: Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (DZSO) or Diploma za Sredno Spetsialno Obrazovanie.
  • China: Diploma Senior Middle School (gaozhong).
  • France: Baccalauréat Général or Baccalauréat Technologique or Baccalauréat Professionnel
  • Germany: Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) or Fachhochschulreife (only with proof of both "schulischer und berufsbezogener Teil").
  • Spain: Título de Bachiller.
  • United Kingdom: General Certificate of Secondary Education four GCSEs with grades A*, A, B or C and two GCE A/S levels (six different subjects must be represented).

Non-EU students

A secondary school diploma with an academic level approved by the NUFFIC.

English language requirements for the Marketing Management programme

When applying for the first year of the four-year Marketing Management bachelor's programme, all international applicants need to proof a sufficient level of English.

  • Students who submit a previous qualification that was issued outside the EEA must demonstrate that they have achieved an IELTS score of at least 6.0 (with no sub scores below 5.5) or an equivalent score if they have taken a different type of language test. The test must be no older than two years.
  • Students whose previous education was conducted in the English language may be exempt. 
    • Students who have a qualification from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom or Ireland are exempt from the language test. 
    • Students who have an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma are exempt from the language test. 
    • Students who have a previous qualification that was issued outside the EEA are also exempted if they submit a statement from the educational institution where they took the related course that testifies that it was taught in English. The Admissions Committee may obtain advice from the NUFFIC in such a case.

Application for the September intake

  • Students not requiring a visa (EU/EEA): 15 August.
  • Students requiring a visa (non-EU): 1 June.
Due to COVID-19, certain deadlines have been extended for the September 2020 intake. Please visit for more information.

Admissions information for Dutch applicants

Admissions information for Dutch applicants, click here.

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