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In this section we'll try to address some general procedures about your application to one of our programmes. When you've chosen the programme you want to apply for, you can complete our online application form.

General entry requirements

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

  • The student must demonstrate that he/she has the ability, motivation and determination to successfully complete the course;
  • The student must meet the requirements for Dutch 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 Arbitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), the British GCE A-levels or (I) GCSE grades A, B or C, the French Baccalauréat, 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. For both Bachelor and Master Courses the entry requirement is an IELTS score of 6.0 or an equivalent in another language test (TOEFL 550, etc.).

Specific Entry Requirements to the International Programmes

Next to the general entry requirements, which apply to all students, for each level of entrance specific requirements are needed.

  1. Entrance to the Preparatory Courses:
    1. Preparatory Year: Minimum English requirement is IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 500;
    2. Preparatory Semester: Minimum English requirement is IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 525;
    3. Preparatory Short Track: Minimum English requirement is IELTS 5.5 (with at least band 5.0 for listening and speaking) or TOEFL 525.
  2. Entrance to the first year of the 4-year Bachelor Courses:
    1. A diploma of secondary education with the required subjects, these vary per course.
  3. Entrance to the Short degree programmes:
    1. Having successfully completed three years of higher education in the discipline of further study.
    2. Or a Bachelor Degree in a relevant branch of study.
  4. Entrance to the Master Courses
    1. A Bachelor Degree in a field related to the discipline of study.

The student's qualifications will be assessed by the Admission Officer of the specific Course on the basis of provided Diplomas, Curriculum Vitae, a letter of motivation and if necessary an Intake Interview.

How to apply

You can apply for the course of your choice by completing our online application form. Besides that, you'll have to submit the following documents to complete your application:

  • 1 copy of passport (your personal data page)
  • 1 legalized copy of High School/Middle School diploma and grade list
  • 1 legalized copy of all Higher Education qualification and grade list (in English)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of English language proficiency: (TOEFL, IELTS); you have to submit original documents, or legalised copies. Normal copies will not be accepted)!