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Academic Pre-Bachelor

Would you like to complete your Civic Integration requirements and prepare for a Bachelor’s level major at the same time? Register for the academic Pre-Bachelor's year at Tilburg University.

For whom?

The Pre-Bachelor's year is intended for participants who

  • want to take the Dutch State Exam (NT2), program II
  • want to pursue an education at a university but do not have a secondary school diploma that is comparable to a Dutch vwo diploma.


During the Pre-Bachelor's year, you will take various courses and modules to complete your Civic Integration requirements (Dutch State Exam, program II ). You will also take a number of subjects, such as English and math, that will allow you to begin a university-level major. Attention is also given to selecting an educational course, studying skills and individual guidance counseling.


The Pre-Bachelor starts on 28 August, 2017 and lasts until the end of June 2018. It is a fulltime program with a 40-hour a week study load.

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Entrance requirements

A B1 level of Dutch is required to take the Pre-Bachelor's year. You must also be able to perform academically at the equivalent of a havo 5 level. This will be tested during the admissions procedure.

After the Pre-Bachelor

If you pass the Pre-Bachelor's year, you will automatically be admitted to a Dutch-language or English-language Bachelor at Tilburg University. Some majors may have additional requirements such as specific secondary school subjects. These subjects will also be offered during the Pre-Bachelor's year. If you would like to attend another university or university of applied sciences, then the requirements of the institution of your choice are applicable.


The fees for the program are € 3,750 for participants who are clients of UAF and € 5,750 for all other participants.

Potentially, € 3,750 of this amount can be paid from a DUO-loan for Civic Integration.

Admission and enrollment

To attend the pre-bachelor year at Tilburg University, enroll here with this registration form. You will subsequently be invited for various entrance exams.

More information?

Do you want more information about the Pre-Bachelor's year?

Then attend the informational session on Monday, 1 May from 11:00 to 13:00 hours. To register for this session, please send an email to

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