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Netherlands Requirements

The Dutch higher education system includes degree programs in Dutch and English. International students must submit proof of language proficiency in either or both languages depending on their field of study. However, a minimum level of English language proficiency is required whether or not English is the medium of study.

The Dutch language accepted proficiency certificates:

  1. NT2 Test scores

  2. The Dutch TUL intermediate exam scores.

The English language accepted proficiency certificates:

  1. TOEFL (minimum of 55 points paper-based or 213 points computer-based)

  2. IELTS (minimum 6.0)

  3. PTE Academic

To learn more about English Proficiency Exams, click here:

 Additional exams Dutch universities  may require:

  1. GMAT

  2. GRE

  3. NT2 test scores

    • required for universities with programs in the Dutch language

    • may raise a chance of acquiring a job in the Netherlands

    • Programme I (B1 level) and Programme II (B2 level)

  • Graduate Management Admission Test

  • Designed specifically for business schools

  • Helps to stand out in applications


  • Graduate Record Examinations

  • GRE General – one test for graduate, business and law school

  • GRE Subject – invented for students with undergraduate majors in Maths, Physics, Psychology


Always check with your university as the required certificates may differ from uni to uni, city to city.

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