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Application and admission Bachelor's programs Tilburg University

Are you interested in one of our Bachelor’s programs? We welcome both national and international students, and encourage you to submit an application. Applying for our programs is free, and can easily be done online. It is the best way to find out whether you are accepted for the program of your choice. This page is meant for students with a non-Dutch educational background.

Application requirements

To be admitted to a Bachelor's program at Tilburg University, you will need to meet several application requirements:

In addition, we want to get to know more about you in order to determine whether a certain program is the right fit for you. Therefore, we may require you to write a motivation, submit a CV or essay, and there could be an interview procedure. Because of these slight differences between programs, it is necessary to check the always navigate to the admissions page for the program of your choice. Make sure to read the instructions thoroughly before you start your application.

Application procedure

Applying to Tilburg University is free and easy. You can apply via our online application system, and in most cases you will not need to send us any official documents until you know whether you are accepted for the program of your choice. It is necessary to apply in two systems:

  1. MySAS, Tilburg University’s online application system
  2. Studielink, the Dutch national registration system for admission to higher education

Tilburg University has a rolling admissions process . This means your application will be assessed as it comes in, and you will know whether you are (conditionally) accepted within a few weeks. 

The longer you wait to submit your application, the busier our admissions offices will be. It will be more difficult to upload missing documents or make changes to your application, and it will take longer to hear the final result. Therefore we encourage you to apply earlier rather than later, and not leave your application to the last moment. 

The application process in steps

Step 1: Find the right program
Step 2: Create your application package
Step 3: Register in Studielink for the correct program
Step 4: Apply for the program of your choice in MySAS
Step 5: Wait while your application is being processed
Step 6: Response to your application

Application deadlines

For our programs, the application deadline is May 1 . Sometimes this application deadline is extended, for example, if there is still room in the program, or in case of an exceptionally strong candidate. Extended deadlines are announced after the regular deadline of May 1.

It is not possible to apply after May 1 in case you require a visa, since the procedure to acquire a visa takes several months.

Not directly eligible?

The best way to find out whether you can be admitted is by submitting an application. In this way, our admissions office can determine if you are eligible to enroll in a Bachelor’s program.

It is possible that you are not eligible to enroll in a program right now, because you don’t meet our admission requirements (yet). Don’t worry! There are various ways to qualify for next year’s intake:

  • Take part in the International Foundation Year at the Holland International Study Centre.
    Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at Tilburg University. This pathway program is currently open to students who want to study International Business Administration, Economics, or Econometrics and Operations Research.
  • Take one year of university in your home country and pass all the courses offered.
    This option applies to all programs offered by Tilburg University, but be aware: additional requirements may apply, such as passing a math test or achieving a certain grade point average.
  • Take one year at a university of applied sciences and pass all the courses offered.
    This option applies to all courses, but be aware: additional requirements may apply, such as passing a math test or achieving a certain grade point average.