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Diploma requirements

Below is a list of high school diplomas. If you have one of these diplomas, you are eligible to apply for a Bachelor's program at Tilburg University.

CountryLevel required for entry
The NetherlandsVWO (pre-university) diploma
International SchoolsEuropean Baccalaureate diploma
or International Baccalaureate diploma*
AlbaniaDëftesë Pjekurie
AustriaReifezeugnis or
Reifeprüfungszeugnis from
an Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule
BelgiumDiploma van Secundair Onderwijs,
Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO) or
Certificat de l'Énseignement Secondaire Supérieur,
Enseignement Général
Bosnia- Herzegovina Matura or Svjedodžba
o Zavrženoj Srednjoj Skoli
(Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
BrazilCertificado de Conclusão do 2° Grau or
Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio
and 1 or 2 year academic education **
BulgariaDiploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie (DZSO)
and a class grade point average ≥ 5
CanadaOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
with at least 6 university preparation courses (Ontario) or
Diploma d’Etudes Collégiales (DEC)
préuniversitaire (Quebec) or
High School Diploma with
a relatively large number of academic courses
in grades 11 and 12 with good grades
ChileLicencia de Enseñanza Media
and at least 1 year academic education**
ChinaGaozhong and Gaokao,
and at least 1 year academic education**
Croatia Svjedodžba o (državnoj) maturi obtained at a Gymnazijum
Czech RepublicVysvĕdčení o maturitní zkoušce obtained at a Gymnázium
DenmarkStudentereksamenbevis or Bevis
for Høgjere Forberedelseksamen
EstoniaGümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus
FinlandYlioppilastutkintotodistus or Studentexamensbevis
FranceDiploma du Baccalauréate Général
GermanyZeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
GreeceApolytirio (Genikou) Lykeiou
with an average mark of 10 or higher
HungaryGymnáziumi Erettségi Bizonyítvány
IcelandStúdentspróf obtained at a Gymnasium
IndonesiaSekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) with a minimum average of 80%
in combination with Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional
(SKHUN) with a score of at least 7.5 in all subjects or
Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) and at least
1 year academic education **
IrelandLeaving Certificate with at least 6 exam courses
with 2 subjects at a higher level with grades A-C
(until 2017) or H1-H4 (from 2017)
IsraelTe'udat Bagrut, possibly supplemented
with academic education depending on the curriculum
and the number of units
taken in individual subjects
ItalyDiploma di Superamento dell'Esame di Stato Conclusivo
from a Liceo Classico, Liceo Scientifico
or Liceo Linguistico
LatviaAtestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu
LithuaniaBrandos Atestatas
LuxembourgDiplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires
MaltaMatriculation Certificate with an overall grade of A-C
MoroccoAttestation du Baccalauréat
and at least 1 year academic education
New ZealandUniversity Entrance, Bursaries
and Scholarships or NCEA Level 3 (NZQF level 3 or EQF level 5),
with sufficient credits from general level 3 subjects
NorwayVitnemål fra den vidergåonde skolen or
Vitnemål fra den vidergåonde opplaering **
PolandSwiadectwo Dojrzalosci
Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego
(General lyceum)
PortugalDiploma do Ensino Secundario**
RomaniaDiploma de Bacalaureat
- Liceul teoretic -
obtained since 2005
Russian FederationSecondary (complete) general education
[Attestat o Srednem (Polnom)
Obshchem Obrazovanii or Attestat Zrelosti]
and at least 1 year academic education**
Serbia Diploma o stecenom srednem obrazovanju
SlovakiaVysvedcenie o Maturitnej skúske obtained at a Gymnázium
SloveniaMatura or Spricevalo o Splosni Maturi obtained at a Gimnazia
South KoreaHigh School and at least 1 year academic education**
SpainTitulo de Bachiller and Prueba de Selectividad
SurinameVWO diploma
SwedenSlutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan
SwitzerlandMaturity Certificate or
Maturitätszeugnis or
Maturitätsausweis or
Certificat de Maturité
TurkeyLise diplomasi **
United KingdomAt least 3 GCE A-levels in general, academic subjects
with grades A*-C, plus 3 GCSE subjects
with grades A*-C (six different subjects in total)
United States of America High School with a grade of 3, 4 or 5 in the exams
for at least 4 Advanced Placement (AP) subjects
or High School and at least 1
or 2 years academic education **
VietnamBang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc
and at least 1 year academic education
studying subjects relevant
to the selected program

* Please note:

Tilburg University only accepts the full International Baccalaureate Diploma, which includes the core (Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and CAS) and subjects taken from groups 1-5 or groups 1-6 - of which at least three subjects must be at Higher Level.  A minimum score of 4 is required in each subject and the overall score must be ≥ 24. Individual diploma program course results are not accepted for admission purposes.


** Please note:

The exact level and value of your previous education may also depend on such factors as the institution from which it was obtained or the contents of your study program. Please keep in mind that the only way to know for sure whether you are eligible for a program is by applying. We are happy to take a look at your documents beforehand and advise you whether you are eligible to apply.

Is your diploma not in the list above? Get in touch with the Admissions Officer of the program of your choice to find out about your options.

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