To be admitted to one of our 3-year bachelor programmes (also known as fast tracks), you will need to meet the admission requirements as outlined in Dutch Higher Education law. Your diploma must be the equivalent of a Dutch pre-university high school diploma (VWO).
NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognizes the international qualifications listed here for admission into our 3-year bachelor programmes*.
If the qualification you will obtain or have obtained is not listed as a recognised qualification, you are most likely not admissible for the 3-year programme. However, if you want to know this for sure, we recommend you apply for the programme through Studielink. Your qualifications will be assessed by an Admissions Officer at the Central Student Administration (CSA) department of NHL Stenden once you have applied.
It may be that you could be admitted to one of our 4-year bachelor programmes. Check the admission requirements for those programmes here to find out.
If it is unclear what the equivalent level of your secondary school diploma is within the Dutch education system, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences will have your diploma evaluated by Nuffic, a Dutch organisation specialised in the assessment of international qualifications. For an indication of how your educational system compares to the Dutch system, please visit the Nuffic website.
* All applications will be assessed on an individual basis by the Central Student Administration (CSA) even if your diploma is listed as a recognised qualification. Although this document has been composed carefully by NHL Stenden, rights cannot be derived from this overview.