Every Bachelor's degree programme has its own admission rules and requirements. Please check the specific admission rules and requirements on the page of your Bachelor's degree programme.
VU Amsterdam requires all international applicants to take an English language proficiency test and to submit their scores before the 31st of August.
Please note that you can apply to your programme of choice before taking this test and/or submitting your results.
Applicants who have completed their (English-taught) education in Canada, the USA, the UK, New Zealand, Ireland, or Australia are exempted from this requirement, as are those who have obtained an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma (English-taught programmes only).
We accept the following tests and minimum scores:
NB: for the PPE programme the English language requirements are higher!
For TOEFL and IELTS, the test must have been completed no more than two years before September 1st of the year in which your course starts.
Students living in the Netherlands can also register for a TOEFL-ITP exam offered by the VU Taalloket. The test costs €80 and is only valid for admission to VU Amsterdam.
The best way to find out whether you can be admitted is by submitting an application. This way, your International Student Advisor can review all application documents and determine if you are eligible for admission to a Bachelor’s programme.
If you do not meet the admission requirements, one of the following options are advised: