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Admission process

Do you want to participate in the academic pre-bachelor? The deadline is May 1, 2018. Only limited seats are available, so enroll as soon as possible!

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How do you apply for the pre-bachelor?

The Pre-Bachelor's year means a year of studying fulltime. Since the course is such an intense commitment, we need to ensure that the program suits you. We apply a careful and thorough admissions procedure that consists of various steps.

Step 1: Send the registration form

Download the registration form on the website, fill it in and send or bring it to Tilburg University:

  • By e-mail:
  • By regular mail: Tilburg University, attn: Pre-Bachelor, A 15, P.O. Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg.
  • In person: Student Desk, Academia Building, A 301, Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 205, Tilburg.

Step 2: Apply at UAF

If you do not have refugee status, then you can omit this step.

If you have refugee status, a portion of your fees will be reimbursed by the Stichting voor Vluchteling-Studenten UAF. To be eligible for this, you must be a client of the UAF.

Do you have refugee status but are not yet a client of UAF? Register now at the website of UAF. The UAF will have you take the NOA assessment to determine whether you are capable of taking a course of study in higher education.

Step 3: Take entrance exams for Dutch, English and math at Tilburg University

The entrance exams Dutch, English and math will take place during the assessment day at Tilburg University on May 9, 2018.

If you have previously received a B1-min level certificate of English within the last 2 years, you are eligible for exemption from the English entrance exam. The following certificates are accepted:

  • IELTS with a minimum overall score of 4
  • Cambridge profile PET or higher
  • TOEFL internet-based score: minimum of 67
  • TOEFL paper-based score: minimum of 517

Step 4: Visit Tilburg University for an admissions interview

Three till four weeks after the assessment day, you will receive an invitation for an admission interview.

During this interview we will talk about the following questions:

  • Why do you want to study the Pre-Bachelor?
  • Are you ready to study (again)?
  • What would you like to study after the Pre-Bachelor?

At the end of the interview we will inform you about the results of your entrance exams.

Step 5: Receive information about your admission

After the admission interview you will be informed if you are admitted to the Pre-Bachelor.

  • If you are admitted and you do want to follow the program, you will receive a contract.
  • If, during the one of the steps, it emerges that a Pre-Bachelor at Tilburg University is not a suitable course for you, guidance will be provided with regard to other suitable opportunities. This could be a Pre-Bachelor at a university of applied science or other paths to education or employment. 

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