Requirements

In order to be admitted to our programmes, you will have to meet the entry requirements below.

Are you a Dutch student applying for one of our English taught programmes? Please check the entry requirements for Dutch students. The information below applies to the academic year 2022 – 2023. These entry requirements are published subject to changes in government policy and Saxion regulations.

For all Saxion pathways the following general entry requirements are necessary:

  • The student must demonstrate that they have the ability, motivation and determination to successfully complete the course;
  • The student must be admissible to Higher Education through a diploma of secondary education/high school diploma with good results such as for Dutch students VWO, HAVO or MBO and for foreign students diplomas which are equivalent to e.g. the German Abitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), the French Baccalaureate or the American High School (top stream or plus 1 year's college);
  • The student must have sufficient English language skills for the specific course.

 

The students’ qualifications will be assessed by the Admission Officer of the specific study programme. You need to submit diplomas and, depending on the study programme of your choice, you might need to submit a curriculum vitae, letter of motivation and/or complete an intake interview.

To enter our Bachelor and Master courses, an IELTS 6.0 (or comparable level or English proficiency) is necessary. In some cases, European students can be exempted from submitting an English proficiency test. Please check Nuffic's diploma list to see if you have to supply an official English language test.

Planning to enrol in a degree programme at Saxion in September 2022? If so, you will receive an invitation after 1 March to an online Meet & Greet for your degree programme. During this informal online event you will get to know our university, current students and lecturers. In addition, you will have the opportunity to get to know future fellow students via our digital platforms, such as intosaxion.nl. To complete the picture, you are also invited to check out our video clips about the teaching and the facilities at Saxion.

Meet & Greet: the perfect time to ask questions and to ascertain whether there is a match between you and the degree programme. If you still don't know which programme to choose after the online Meet & Greet, you may request an individual online interview (study choice check).

  • Having completed three years of higher education in the discipline of further study.
  • Or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study.

Prospective students are required to apply for their future four-year course, final-year or Master's programme at the same time they seek entry to the Preparatory courses. The reason for this is to ascertain if they have the proper previous education for their intended future studies.

Preparatory Year
It is essential that prospective students have already reached a score of IELTS 5.0 so that the starting level is in line with the level (IELTS 6.0) they have to achieve to get admission to courses of higher education.

Preparatory Semester
It is essential that prospective students have already reached a score of IELTS 5.5 so that the starting level is in line with the level (IELTS 6.0) they have to achieve to get admission to courses of higher education.

Specific requirements for students from Bangladesh and Nepal for Preparatory courses:

  • Minimum Academic IELTS scores per item (listening, reading, writing, speaking) should not be 0.5 points lower than the required overall IELTS score
  • Students with a >2 year gap (Master students >3 year gap) between their previous education and their desired start date at Saxion are not admissible
  • A skype interview is part of the admission procedure

English Language Test Scores*

IELTS

TOEFL Paper Based

TOEFL Internet Based

TOEIC***

Cambridge English Score**

5.0

500

60

600

154 - 161

5.5

525

70

620

162 - 168

6.0

550

80

670

169 - 175

6.5

575

90

720

176 - 184

7.0

600

100

780

185 - 190

7.5

625

113

790

191 - 199

* Please note that the language certificate is valid only up to 2 years.

** Cambridge English Scorecheck the conversion tool to convert your test scores to the Cambridge English Scale.

*** All parts, 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading', must meet the requirements.

Part of the entry requirements is a study choice check / intake that consists of:

  • an online assessment
  • a welcome interview, in which the outcomes of the online assessment and your motivation and expectations regarding the IHRM program will be discussed.

Before starting your bachelor International Human Resource Management programme, you are invited to participate in a Study Choice Check. Saxion refers to the study choice check as a compulsory intake for all applicants.

Why a consultation?

It is important to choose the degree programme which suits you best. The Study Choice Check is to examine the extent to which there is a match between you and the International Human Resource Management degree programme.

Preparation

On your personal e-mail address you will receive an invitation to complete an online assessment in your own time. In this assessment you will find questions on various matters, for instance about your motivation. Also your lingual and analytical skills will be covered in the assessment. The results of the assessment will be used to provide you with a personal advice.

After you have completed the online assessment, you will be required to arrange an appointment for a welcome interview in which the outcomes of the online assessment and your motivation and expectations regarding the IHRM program will be discussed.

Personal advice

At the end of the interview you will be given personal advice, which will take one of three forms:

  • A: There appears to be a good match.                                                            
  • B: There appears to be a sufficient match, but support and extra guidance is required.
  • C: There appears to be an insufficient match, we advise you to reconsider your application for this particular programme.

Please be aware that completing the Study Choice Check is compulsory (it is part of our admission requirements), but the type of advice (A, B or C) you receive has no influence on your admission. You will not be admitted to any degree programme without a complete study choice check. In addition you must meet with the admission requirements and further admission conditions before you may participate in a Saxion degree programme.

If you have any questions about the study choice check, please contact mister Frank Alberink via intake.ama@saxion.nl.

More information

For more information please contact our Servicepoint. You can find a Servicepoint in Deventer and Enschede. They are open every working day. All (future) Saxion-students can ask their questions here, regardless of the location of your programme