Frequently Asked Questions

Entry Requirements

Does Saxion accept general IELTS?

No, you have to meet the Academic standard. You can find more information about IELTS on their website.

General Questions

What is a University of Applied Sciences?

The Dutch organisation for Higher Education HBO-raad made an informative short documentary on this. You can watch this short film on YouTube.

What are Saxion's bank account details?

Our bank account details are:

  • Account number: 377.711.411
  • IBAN: NL35RABO0377711411
  • BIC: RABONL2U
  • Banknaam: RABOBANK GROEP

If you receive an invoice you want to pay, please make sure you also add your full name, date of birth and student number.

Application

Do I need to apply for a preparatory course?

A preparatory course is focussed on upgrading your English language proficiency. You only need to apply for a preparatory course when you don’t meet our entry requirements on English language proficiency.

Some countries are recognized by us as English speaking countries. Students from these countries don’t need to prove their English proficiency level.

Students submitting to a preparatory course, will only be admitted when they are also admitted to one of our bachelor or master courses. Check our entry requirements for more detailed information.

What documents do I need to submit to apply for a Bachelor or Master course?

To get admission to a four-year bachelor programme you need to submit:

  • Legalized copy of original and translation of diploma and grade list of High School.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, by submitting an original of legalized copy of IELTS or TOEFL test with the required score of 6.0 (IELTS) or 550 (TOEFL, paper based).

To get admission to a short degree programme you need to submit:

  • Legalized copy of original and translation of diploma and/or grade lists of Higher Education.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, by submitting an original of legalized copy of IELTS or TOEFL test with the required score of 6.0 (IELTS) or 550 (TOEFL, paper based).

To get admission to a master programme you need to submit:

  • Legalized copy of original and translation of Bachelor degree and grade lists.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, by submitting an original of legalized copy of IELTS or TOEFL test with the required score of 6.0 (IELTS) or 550 (TOEFL, paper based).

Please take look at our application procedure for further details on how to apply to our courses!

What are the application and payment deadlines?

Where can I find the application form?

You can find our online application form here.

How can I apply for a course at Saxion?

You can apply by filling out our online enrolment form. We need your signature on the form, so be sure to print out the document and send it to us.

Make sure that you hand in the following documents with your enrolment:

  • 1 copy of passport
  • 1 legalized copy of your High School diploma (including mark/grade lists), both in the original language and English translation
  • 1 legalized copy of all Higher Education qualification (including mark/grade lists), both in the original language and English translation
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable): TOEFL, IELTS or other type of score mentioned in the entrance requirement of each course
  • Curriculum Vitae

Note that you need to submit original documents or legalized copies, normal copies will not be accepted.

What are the general entry requirements to Saxions international courses?

We listed the general requirements here. Several courses have special requirements. You can find these special requirements on the pages of the courses.

Is there any way to check the status of my admission?

We will inform you about your admission by sending you a letter of admission. If we have any questions, we will try to contact you by e-mail.

What is the TOEFL institution code of Saxion University?

You can use code nr. 7533, ETS will send the results directly to Saxion University.

Finance

Can I pay the package fee in instalments?

European students are allowed to pay the tuition fee in installments. Other students need to pay the total package fee in one payment.

Where can I find information about the fee structure and/or the tuition fees?

Information about the tuition fee can be found on the programme detail pages. You can find a complete overview of the fee structure here.

Do you accept payment by cheques?

No, we do not accept cheques. You need to pay the package-fee by bank. Details about our bank account can be found on the invoice you will receive after your admission.

Housing

Does Saxion arrange housing for incoming students?

Yes, for incoming non-EU/EEA students and all exchange students International Office (IO) does arrange housing.

European students can arrange their own accommodation in the Netherlands. However, IO does offer the possibility for accommodation. For more information check the terms & conditions

Please note: if you are an exchange student, you need to inform your Saxion school about your request for accommodation. Click here for more information about accommodation.

If you have any questions, please contact housing@saxion.nl.

Scholarships

Does Saxion offer scholarships?

Yes. We currently offer Saxion Top Talent Scholarships and Saxion Talent Scholarships to bachelor students outside the EU/EEA. You can find the information on scholarships here.

How do I apply for a Saxion Scholarship?

The Saxion Talent Scholarship is awarded on a first come, first served basis and will be awarded automatically to all students who meet the entry requirements. For this scholarship, an extra application is not necessary.

You can apply for the Saxion Top Talent Scholarship by filling out the form from our website. Please fill in this form and send it digitally to scholarships@saxion.nl or you can send in a copy by postal mail.

What are the requirements to apply for a Saxion Top Talent Scholarship?

Saxion Top Talent Scholarship requires IELTS 6.5 and an average score of 75% on your list of marks from your previous education.

Are there any other funding opportunities for me?

Yes, probably. There is an extensive list of funding opportunities listed on this website. Use their search engine to find out whether you can apply for another scholarship. You can also look here to find out about other possibilities.

Website

I get an error while submitting my online application form.

If you get an error while trying to submit your online application form, you can best contact our International Office at internationaloffice@saxion.nl.

For Students: Login Credentials

When and how will I receive my login credentials?

After you applied for a programme and your application is processed, you will receive a username and password at your private e-mail address. If you applied via Studielink, then the e-mail address you registered in Studielink will be used.

What can I do with my login code?

With your login account you can access the following ICT facilities of Saxion:

  • Access to Saxion's, WiFi, printers, etc. 
  • Access to specific software for your programme. 
  • MySaxion.nl (portal for students and employees).
  • Blackboard (virtual learning environment).
  • BISON (for your studyresults and exam subscriptions) 
  • A Saxion student e-mail address. 
  • Networkdrive (H:) for the storage of personal files. 
  • PC-classrooms.

I forgot my password, now what?

If you forgot your password, you can reset it by requesting a new activation code via http://account.saxion.nl. Select the option 'Forgot Password' and follow the instructions. Within a few seconds the activation code will be sent to your private email address.

If you are not able to change your password, please visit the IC Servicedesk in Deventer (B1.30) or in Enschede (FB.50). Important! Don’t forget to bring a proof of identity, otherwise our employees are not allowed to change your password.