Bachelors Tilburg University

Application and admission Bachelor's programs Tilburg University

We welcome and encourage national and international students to submit an application. Submitting an application is the best way to find out whether you are eligible for the program of your choice. Applying to our programs is free of charge and can easily be done online. This page is meant for students with a non-Dutch educational background.

Application requirements

In order to be admitted to a Bachelor’s program at Tilburg University, you need to meet several application requirements:  

In addition, we want to learn more about you in order to determine whether you and your program will be a good fit. For some programs, we require you to write a cover letter, submit a resume, write an essay or have an interview. Always check the admissions page of the program of your choice to see what the requirements are.

Check the application deadlines

Check your eligibility

Want to know if you’re eligible for our international Bachelor’s programs? Find out with our Eligibility tool. 

Go to our Eligibility tool

*Currently only available for students who want to apply for admission with a national diploma obtained in Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, or USA or with one of the following international diplomas: International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, GCE A-levels (UK, Cambridge). If you want to apply for admission with another diploma, this is possible, please check the information in the program's admission and application procedure.

The application process explained in 4 steps

Step 1: Prepare your application documents

During the application process, you have to upload a number of documents in pdf-format. Read the admission requirements of the program of your choice and create your application package.  

Please note that while the procedures of different programs may be similar, there are differences in the type of documents you need to submit. If you want to apply to multiple programs, you will need to submit a new motivation letter for each one. 

Step 2: Register in Studielink for the correct program(s)
  • Make sure you register for the right program. You can find the Studielink name for each Bachelor’s program on their respective application and admission pages.  

  • Add your personal details as stated in your passport.

  • Enter an email address that you use regularly. We will send you important information via this email address, so check it regularly. 

For step-by-step instructions for how to register via Studielink, refer to the Studielink manual.

Please note that your application is not complete until you have followed the application procedure in step 3. Registration in Studielink is not enough. 

More information about Studielink

Step 3: Continue your application in our online application system

After registering in Studielink, you must submit your application package in OSIRIS Aanmeld, our online application system. 

  • Within 24 hours after registering in Studielink, you will receive an email with your log-in details to OSIRIS Aanmeld. If you do not receive this email within 48 hours, check whether you have submitted all information correctly in Studielink. If you have not received the email after checking this, contact 

  • Please keep an eye on your inbox for any messages and add noreply@tilburguniversity as a safe sender in your email system. Also make sure to check your spam folder.  

If we need additional information or your application has missing documents, we will contact you via email.  

When your submitted application is complete, your application will be assessed to determine whether your academic background meets our admission requirements, based on your application documents.  

After you’ve registered in Studielink, you will also receive an email with your log-in details for the Tilburg University computer network. You will need these after you’ve been admitted to complete your enrollment.  

Step 4: Outcome of the admissions process

After you have submitted an application, you will know within 4 to 6 weeks whether you are (conditionally) admitted. We encourage you to apply as early as possible, because the closer to the deadline, the busier our Admissions Coordinators will be and the longer you will have to wait to hear whether you’ve been (conditionally) admitted.  

If you’ve been rejected, you can ask your Admissions Coordinator what you need to do in order to be admitted for next year’s intake. If you have been accepted: congratulations! You can now focus on the next steps, such as visa application and arranging housing. 

Step 5: Admitted, what’s next?

Congratulations on being (conditionally) admitted to Tilburg University! We welcome you and wish you good luck with the start of your studies.  

The next steps 

  • Complete your enrollment and pay your tuition fees 
    Check your enrollment status and any to-do items that may still. Be pending in OSIRIS Student. You can use your log-in details for Tilburg University’s computer network to access OSIRIS Student. 

  • Arrange practical matters 
    Before you can start your studies in Tilburg, you have to arrange a number of practical matters, such as your visa (non-EEA nationals only), housing and insurances. 

  • Participate in orientation activities 
    All international Tilburg University students are encourage to arrive during our Registration Days, which take place in mid-August. During the week before the start of the academic year, you will participate in a mandatory study program introduction. You can also join the Tilburg Orientation Program (TOP-Week). This is a great way to get to know your fellow students and the city of Tilburg.

Check your next steps after you've been (conditionally) admitted

Not directly eligible?

The best way to find out whether you are eligible for the program of your choice is to submit an application. Our International Admissions Officer will then dtermine if you are eligible.  

If you are not eiligble, you can complete a year of higher education to bridge the gap(s).  

  • Complete one year in an academic program at a research university in your home country, closely related to your Bachelor’s program of choice. You will need to complete the year with sufficient scores. Be aware that additional requirements may still apply, such as passing a Mathematics test or achieving a certain grade point average. 

  • Complete one year at a Dutch university of applied sciences, preferable in a study program related to the program you want to study at Tilburg University, and pass all the courses offered. 
    With the propaedeutic certificate you will receive at the university of applied sciences, you can re-apply for entry into our Bachelor’s programs. Be aware that additional requirements may still apply, such as passing a Mathematics test or achieving a certain grade point average. 

Click on 'contact us' to find out about your options.