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University of Applied Sciences

Admission Requirements

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Check the admission requirements

Will you hold the required diploma and will you satisfy the other requirements for the study programme of your choice before the start date? Will you be required to take an entrance examination or attend an admission interview as part of the application process? Be sure to check the information about your preferred course so that you are well-informed about what lies ahead.

Nationality
Country prior education
Desired degree level

Choose your options above to find your admission requirements.

Bachelor’s programmes

Academic Requirements

To be admitted to one of the bachelor programs you have to meet certain admission requirements. Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognizes the following general international qualifications:  

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma.
  • High School diploma or graduation statement (see below) from an accredited institution.
  • Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes (final grade A, B or C) and two ‘AS’ level passes. These six passes combined must all be in different subjects.
  • Associate, bachelor or master degree.

Furthermore, some of our bachelor programs demand additional entry requirements. The additional entry requirements can be found in the list of admissible diplomas. If your diploma is not mentioned in this list, please contact our Information and Registration Center.

Graduation statement

If you have not graduated yet, you may submit a graduation statement (PDF) instead. Please fill in the document and have your university sign and stamp it. Then, upload a copy or scan of this document to the iGo portal. 

Language Requirements

All non-EER applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EER students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is mentioned in this list the additional English language test is not required.

Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts three kinds of official language tests: IELTS, TOEFL and the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
  • TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) and 80 (internet based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for Stenden is 9215.
  • Cambridge ESOL score CAE-C.

Please note: If you do not have the appropriate level, it’s possible to enrol in our English Preparatory Language Course.

21+Test

If you are aged 21 or older and would like to enrol at Stenden University of Applied Sciences but do not currently meet the admission requirements, you are invited to register for the entrance examination (known in the Netherlands as Colloquium Doctum). 

Fast Track Bachelor programmes (3 years)

Students with an appropriate high school level diploma (entry level for academic universities) might be eligible to follow a 3 years Fast Track Programme. The study programmes that offer this option are the following:

Three GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes (final grade A, B or C) plus three ‘A’ level passes are required to apply for these programmes. These six passes combined must all be in different subjects. Please check the programme pages for the respective additional admission requirements.

Pre Master Programme

To get access to the Pre Master Programme students will need:

  • A bachelor degree, preferably in hospitality, tourism, business or economics
  • An IELTS score of at least 5.5 (with a minimum of only one subscore of 5.0) or TOEFL scores of 525 (paper based), 196 (computer based) or 70 (internet based)
  • To take part in an intake interview

Master's programmes

Academic Requirements

You require a Bachelor’s degree to be admitted to the International Hospitality and Service Management programme. If you do not hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, Management, Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure Studies or a related course but would like to enrol in the Master’s programme in Service Management, please send an email to masters@stenden.com. Your application will be assessed on individual merits. A personal interview is part of the application process.

English Language Requirements


All non-EER applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EER students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is mentioned in this list the additional English language test is not required.

Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts three kinds of official language tests: IELTS, TOEFL and the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.

•Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
•TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) and 80 (internet based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for Stenden is 9215.
•Cambridge ESOL score CAE-C.

Please note: If you do not have the appropriate level, it’s possible to enrol in our English Preparatory Language Course.

Stenden University of Applied Sciences and NHL University of Applied Sciences are merging. Would you like to start your studies in February? Then continue your application process on stenden.com/en

Would you like to start your studies in September 2018? Then continue your application process on the new website nhlstenden.com/en