Requirements, Application & Deadlines

Saxion University of Applied Sciences eagerly awaits your arrival! To uncover details on deadlines, requirements, and your application journey, read this page and kickstart your application process.

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General Entry Requirements

There are two main general entry requirments: diploma and English language certificate. 

You must be admissible to higher education through a diploma with satisfactory results at least equivalent to the Dutch HAVO, VWO or MBO-4 for our bachelor programmes and have four years at a university of applied sciences for our master programmes. 

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An English language certificate must not be older than 2 years from the desired programme start date. Dutch language proficiency is not required for our English programmes. Accepted certificates includes: 

  • IELTS (We do not accept: Academic IELTS Online certificate) 
  • TOEFL Internet Based (We do not accept: TOEFL iBT Home Edition certificate) 
  • Cambridge language assessment  
  • TOEIC certificate 

You may be exempt from submitting the English language certificate. 

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In addition to the requirements below, qualifications are assessed by the Admission Officer based on provided documents, including diplomas, CV, letter of motivation, course description, and possible intake interview.

  • Completed a minimum of 180 EC at the university/bachelor degree level from the same programme.
  • Cover the domains: Marketing & Sales, People & Organisation, Operations & Supply Chain Management, and Finance & Accounting.
  • The study gap is limited to two years between the previous program and the Short Degree Programme International Business.
  • Practical work placement or relevant experience not counted towards the 180 EC requirement.
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Required Documents

Required documents differ per student / study programme. You'll be required to upload documents during the application process. If specific documents are missing, you will be informed via mail by Saxion. 


The deadlines differ per student depending on your nationality and the programme you are interested in. Please check the deadlines here. 


Ready to apply? Amazing! Watch the video on the top of this page to find out how or follow these steps: 

  1. Check the the study programme you are interested in our course catalog. 

  1. Click on the pink button ‘Apply now’ to start your application. 

  1. You will be directed to Studielink or the Saxion portal. 

  1. Make sure to follow the steps as instructed on one of those two applications.  

  1. Thank you for your application! We will review your application shortly and inform you via email about the outcome.

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