Request exemption from academic admission requirements for higher education

In order to attend a university or college, you must meet certain academic requirements. Such as a pre-university (VWO) diploma or a foundation programme for a higher professional (HBO) programme. You can receive an exemption from these academic admission requirements. This allows you to take a university or college programme without meeting the academic admission requirements.

Last updated on 3 June 2021

Conditions for exemption from academic admission requirements for higher education

In certain situations, you canĀ receive an exemption from the admission requirements for colleges and universities (in Dutch). For instance, if an admission examination shows that you have sufficient knowledge to take the programme.

Request exemption from academic admission requirements for higher education

You can request the exemption from the university or college where you want to take the programme.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Law on higher education and scientific research (entry and admission requirements)

Regulation on registration and admission to higher education

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