Country specific requirements

Africa*

West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC)
This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma.

National Senior Certificate (NSC)
This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma.

Independent Examination Board (lEB).
This secondary education is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university.

* To be considered for a BSc programme, you must have finished one year at a Science University in a subject closely related to your BSc programme of choice. You must have passed all core subjects.

Australia

NSW: Higher School Certificate

  • Nothern Territory: Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training
  • Queensland/South Australia/Tasmania/Victoria/Western Australia: Certificate of Education
Austria

Accepted diplomas:
Reifezeugnis of a Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule

Belgium

Accepted diplomas:
Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieure
ASO

Bulgaria

Accepted diplomas:
Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (DZSO)

Canada
  • Ontario School Diploma (OSSD) met 6 university courses (U or M courses)
  • Diplome d' Études Collégiales (DEC) met de toevoeging préuniversitaire (2 jaar)
  • Other diploma's: on request
Caribbean
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) The CAPE is required with three double units in general/academic subjects and an overall grade of l-V.
China

If the student passed the Gaokao entrance exam and he has obtained admission to a ‘Project 211’ university, the student’s level is considered to be equivalent to the pre-university Dutch vwo diploma.

Croatia

Svjedodzba o maturi / Svjedodzba o drzavnoj maturi / Potvrda o polozenim ispitimaBTzFvne mature (Matura Certificate / State Matura Certificate)

Cyprus

Apolytirio Lykefou with an overall average mark of at least 15.

Denmark

Accepted diplomas:
Studentereksamenbevis (STX)/Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)

Estonia

Accepted diplomas:
Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus

Finland

Accepted diplomas:
Studenteksamen/Ylioppilastutkintotodistus

France

Accepted diplomas:
Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
Baccalaureate Serie S (with additional conditions)

Germany

Accepted diplomas:
Zeugnis der Fachgebundenen Hochschulreife
Abitur (with additional conditions)

Greece

Accepted diplomas:
Apolytirio (Genikou) Lykeiou with an overall average mark of 10 or higher

Hungary

Accepted diplomas:
Gimnaziumi Érettségi Bizonyítvány

Iceland

Stüdentspróf (academic) (Matriculation Certificate)

India

Accepted diplomas:
SSCE of the CBSE/CISCE (with additional conditions)

Ireland

Accepted diplomas:
Leaving Certificate (at least 6 exam subjects of which at least Mathematics and Physics at higher level with a result of H1-H4)

Indonesia*

This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma.

* To be considered for a BSc programme, you must have finished one year at a Science University in a subject closely related to your BSc programme of choice. You must have passed all core subjects.

Israel

Accepted diplomas: 
Te ’udat Bagrût

Italy

Accepted diplomas: 
Diploma di Maturità/Superamento dell’esame di Stato Conclusivo

Latvia

Accepted diplomas: 
Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību

Liechtenstein

Accepted diplomas: 
Maturazeugnis

Lithuania

Accepted diplomas: 
Brandos Atestatas

Luxembourg

Accepted diplomas: 
Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaire, Enseignement Classique ou Moderne

Malta

Accepted diplomas: 
Advanced Matriculation (AM)

Nigeria*

This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma.

* To be considered for a BSc programme, you must have finished one year at a Science University in a subject closely related to your BSc programme of choice. You must have passed all core subjects.

Poland

Accepted diplomas:
Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego

Portugal

Diploma do Ensino Secundario in cursos cientfficos humanisticos stream and an average mark of at least 14. When applying, please make sure that your transcript indicates the stream.

Romania

Accepted diplomas:
Diploma de Bacalaureat

Russia*

This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma.

* To be considered for a BSc programme, you must have finished one year at a Science University in a subject closely related to your BSc programme of choice. You must have passed all core subjects.

Scotland

Accepted diplomas:
Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE) with 3 Advanced Higher Grades (mandatory Mathematics and Physics)

Slovakia

Accepted diplomas:
Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške of a Gymnázium

Slovenia

Accepted diplomas:
Matura
Secondary School-Leaving Diploma
Technical Matura

Spain

Accepted diplomas:
Titulo de Bachiller

Surinam

Accepted diplomas: 
Vwo (with additional conditions)

Sweden

Accepted diplomas:
Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan

Switzerland

Accepted diplomas:
Maturitatsausweis or Certificat de Maturité

Marocco*

This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma.

* To be considered for a BSc programme, you must have finished one year at a Science University in a subject closely related to your BSc programme of choice. You must have passed all core subjects.

Turkey*

This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma.

* To be considered for a BSc programme, you must have finished one year at a Science University in a subject closely related to your BSc programme of choice. You must have passed all core subjects.

New-Zealand

Accepted diplomas: 
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 with New Zealand University Entrance

United Kingdom

Accepted diplomas:
GCE/A-certificates (with additional conditions)

United States

Accepted diplomas:
American High School with USA Collegeboard Advanced Placement tests (with additional conditions). 

* To be considered for a BSc programme, you must have finished one year at a Science University in a subject closely related to your BSc programme of choice. You must have passed all core subjects.