Language requirements

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For the study programmes in English and German, a minimum English language proficiency is required. The English language proficiency must be proved by submitting a test score from IELTS (Academic)TOEFLCambridge ESOL or TOEIC. Whereby IELTS and TOEFL not older than two years at the start of the programme. The English criteria generally are:

  • Bachelor: IELTS 6.0, some programmes require minimum subscores. For subscores-requirements please check the (website of the) study programme
  • Master: IELTS 6.0. There are some exceptions. Please check the website of the study programme for the (subscore-)requirements

For IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge ESOL and TOEIC equivalents please refer to the table below.
 

There are exemptions from submitting a language proficiency test

For applying for a Bachelor's programme:

  • Prospective students who have obtained their secondary education diploma in a country that has been included in the diploma list as published on the right-hand side of this page;
  • Prospective students who have obtained a Dutch secondary education: havo-/vwo-/mbo 4-diploma.

Please be aware that prospective students from Curacao, Aruba and Saint Martin are required to provide proof of their English proficiency.

For applying for a Bachelor's and Master's degree:

  • Prospective students who have obtained a diploma at an English-taught institution and who can prove that their prior education for which they obtained a diploma was full time English-taught. (A statement, signed and stamped, from the school, confirming that the medium of instruction and examination of the prior education was entirely in English).
  • Prospective students whose prior education was English-taught and who obtained a diploma in the following countries: Australia, Canada (English speaking part), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America;
  • Prospective students with an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate;
  • Prospective students who are doing an exchange programme at Hanze UAS. 

Language test scores table*

Admission To Bachelor's Programmes:

  • All language scores must contain 4 subjects: reading, writing, listening and speaking;
  • IELTS score: minimum of 6.0 (original results), some programmes require minimum subscores. For subscores-requirements please check the (website of the) study programme
  • Internet TOEFL score: minimum of 80 points (original results) with no sub-score below 17 (Please indicate Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen to check your TOEFL score from ETS in your testtaker profile. Institution code is 2165)

*The table is not meant to mutually compare language tests and/or scores. It is only meant to formulate the minimum scores for the accepted language tests referred to for the admission of international students.

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