To be admitted to a Bachelor's program at Tilburg University, you will need to meet several different requirements:
- Diploma requirements
- English language requirements
- Mathematics requirements - not applicable for BA Liberal Arts and Sciences
|Country||Entry standard required|
|The Netherlands||VWO (pre-university) diploma|
|International schools||European Baccalaureate
|Australia||High School diploma; in some cases an additional academic year is required|
|Belgium||Diploma Hoger van Secundair Onderwijs, Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO)/ Certificat de l'Énseignement Secondaire Supérieur, Enseignement Général|
|Bulgaria||Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie (DZSO) + a class grade point average ≥ 5|
|Canada||High School Diploma + at least 1 year academic education*|
|Chile||Licencia de Enseñanza Media and at least 1 year academic education|
|China||Gaozhong and at least 1 year academic education|
|Czech Republic||Vysvĕdčení o maturitní zkou¨ce obtained at a Gymnázium|
|Denmark||Studentereksamenbevis or Bevis for Høgjere Forberedelseksamen|
|Finland||Ylioppilastutkintotodistus or Studentexamensbevis|
|France||Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré or Baccalauréate Général/Technique|
|Germany||Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife|
|Greece||Apolytirio (Genikou) Lykeiou with an average mark of 10 or higher|
|Hungary||Gymnáziumi Erettségi Bizonyítvány|
|Indonesia||SMA and 1 or 2 years academic education *|
|Iran||High School and at least 2 years academic education|
|Iraq||Secondary School Certificate and at least 2 years academic education|
|Ireland||Leaving Certificate (only if at least six exam subjects were taken and a final higher level result of A, B or C for at least two subjects was obtained)|
|Italy||Diploma di Superamento dell'Esame di Stato Conclusivo|
|Japan||High School Certificate of Graduation and at least 2 years academic education|
|Jordan||Certificate of General Secondary Education and at least one year academic education|
|Latvia||Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu|
|Luxembourg||Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires|
|Malta||Matriculation Certificate with at least 3 A-levels|
|Morocco||Attestation du Baccalauréat + at least 1 year academic education|
|New Zealand||University Entrance, Bursaries and Scholarships/NCEA Lever 3 (NZQF level 3/EQF level 5), with sufficient credits from general level 3 subjects|
|Norway||Vitnemål fra den vidergåonde skolen/Vitnemål fra den vidergåonde opplaering*|
|Poland||Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego / Maturity Certificate from General Secondary School|
|Portugal||Diploma do Ensino Secundario|
|Romania||Diploma de Bacalaureat|
|Russian Federation||Secondary (complete) general education [Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii/Attestat Zrelosti] and at least 1 year academic education|
|Slovakia||Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej skúske obtained at a Gymnázium|
|Slovenia||Matura / Spricevalo o Splosni Maturi|
|South-Korea||High School and at least 1 year academic education|
|Spain||Titulo de Bachiller + Prueba de Selectividad|
|Sweden||Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan|
|Switzerland||Federal Maturitätszeugnis/Certificat de Maturité/Attestato di Maturitá|
|Thailand||Certificate of Secondary Education ("Matayom 6") and at least 1 year academic education *|
|Turkey||Lise diplomasi and admission to the same program at a recognized university (Ösym, 2 year valid)|
|United Kingdom||General Certificate of Secondary Education in 3 subjects with marks ranging from A*-C, plus a General Certificate of Education with 3 subjects at advanced level A-D (six different subjects in total)|
|United States of America||High School with 4 Advanced Placement subjects or High School and at least 1 or 2 years academic education’|
|Vietnam||Certificate of secondary school graduation ("Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc") + 1 year university studying subjects relevant to the selected program|
* The exact value of your diploma may also depend on such factors as the institution from which it was obtained or the contents of your study programme.
English language requirements
If the Bachelor’s program is taught in English, a good verbal and written command of that language is essential. Therefore all applicants must provide an English proficiency test. The minimum requirements are:
- Academic IELTS test with an average minimum score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 on each of the parts.
- TOEFL test score with a minimum score of 550 for the paper based version, 213 for the computer based version, or 80 for the Internet based version. The TOEFL Institutional code for Tilburg University is 9860.
- Cambridge Proficiency or Cambridge Advanced (grade C).
The certificates have to be recent: not older than two years.
However, an English proficiency test is NOT required if:
- you are a citizen of, or have obtained your secondary school diploma in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland or the United States of America.
- you have completed your secondary school education (VWO) in the Netherlands.
NOTE: The mathematics requirements apply for our Bachelor programs in International Business Administration, Economics, and Econometrics and Operations Research. For applications for the Bachelor programs offered by the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, successful applicants may be required to follow a mathematics course in the first semester, if they do not meet our requirements.
The requirements do NOT apply for the Bachelor program in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
|Country||Entry standard required|
|International Baccalaureate||Mathematics standard level/math. methods SL|
|European Baccalaureate||Mathematics three hours per week in final two years|
|Belgium||At least four hours a week in final two years|
|Bulgaria||Grade 5 or higher|
|Ireland||Mathematics HL with grade A, B or C|
|Malaysia||Grade 4 to 2|
|Surinam||Mathematics 1 or 2 in final exams|
|Vietnam||Lop chuyen toan/Lop C.T.|