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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.

Country Level required for entry
The Netherlands
  • VWO (pre-university) diploma
International Schools
  • European Baccalaureate diploma or
  • International Baccalaureate diploma*
  • Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore
  • Reifezeugnis from an Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule or
  • Reifeprüfungszeugnis from an Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule
  • Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO) or
  • Certificat de l'Énseignement Secondaire Supérieur,
    Enseignement Général or
  • Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts - Allgemeinbildende Unterricht
Bosnia- Herzegovina
  • Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu obtained at a Gimnazija or 
  • Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi obtained at a Gimnazija
  • Certificado de Conclusão do 2° Grau and 1 or 2 year academic education** or
  • Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio and 1 or 2 year academic education **
  • Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie (DZSO), Academic Comprehensive Stream and a class grade point average ≥ 5
  • Ontario 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
  • Licencia de Enseñanza Media and at least 1 year academic education**
  • Gaozhong and Gaokao and at least 1 year academic education**
  • Svjedodžba o (državnoj) maturi (general/academic subjects) obtained at a Gymnazijum
  • Apolytirio Lykeiou from a public school with a final score of 15 or higher and none of the four final national exam subjects lower than 15
Czech Republic
  • Vysvĕdčení o maturitní zkoušce obtained at a Gymnázium
  • Studentereksamenbevis or
  • Bevis for Høgjere Forberedelseksamen
  • Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus in combination with the Riigieksamitunnistus (State Examination Certificate)
  • Ylioppilastutkintotodistus / Studentexamensbevis
  • Diploma du Baccalauréate Général
  • Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
  • Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou with a final score of  15 or higher in combination with a Vevaiosi Prosvadis (Certificate of Access to HE) with a final average score of 10 or higher
  • Gymnáziumi Erettségi Bizonyítvány
  • Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Examination) obtained at a Menntaskóli
  • Standard XII diploma (Academic stream, no Commerce stream), All India Senior School Certificate (by the CBSE), with five subjects with marks ranging from A (A1, A2) or B (B1)
  • Standard XII diploma (Academic stream, no Commerce stream), Indian School Certificate (CISCE board) with a mark of at least 70% in each of the 5 examination subjects.
  • Sekolah 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 **
  • Leaving 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)
  • Te'udat Bagrut with at least three general, academic subjects at a level of 4 or 5 units
  • Diploma di Superamento dell'Esame di Stato Conclusivo obtained at a Liceo Classico, Liceo Scientifico, Liceo Scienze Uname or Liceo Linguistico
  • Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) Grade 12 Certificate with at least 3 subjects at Advanced level with grade A, B or C and 2-3 subjects at Standard level with grade A, B or C
  • Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu
  • Brandos Atestatas obtained at a Gimnazija or Licejus
  • Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires classiques (before 2017: Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires) or
  • Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires générales (before 2017: Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires techniques)
  • Matriculation Certificate with an overall grade of A-C
  • Diploma de Bacalaureat - Liceul teoretic - obtained after 2013
  • Attestation du Baccalauréat and at least 1 year academic education
  • Vitnemål fra den vidergåonde skolen or
  • Vitnemål fra den vidergåonde opplaering **
  • Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego and a Swiadectwo Dojrzałości (General lyceum)
  • Diploma do Ensino Secundario in Cursos científicos humanisticos and an average mark of at least 14
  • Diploma de Bacalaureat - Liceul teoretic - obtained since 2005
Russian Federation
  • Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii and at least 1 year academic education**
  • Diploma o stecenom srednem obrazovanju obtained at a Gimnazije
  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘Advanced’ level in three H2 + one H1 in general/academic subjects with grades A-C + General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry with grades A-C (5 different subjects in total)
  • Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej skúske obtained at a Gymnázium
  • Matura or Spricevalo o Splosni Maturi obtained at a Gimnazia
South Korea
  • High School diploma and at least 1 year academic education**
  • Titulo de Bachiller and Prueba de Selectividad (PAU) / Evaluación para el Acceso a la Universidad (EvAU)
  • VWO diploma
  • Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan**
  • Maturity Certificate or
  • Maturitätszeugnis or
  • Maturitätsausweis or
  • Certificat de Maturité
  • Lise diplomasi **
United Kingdom
  • At least 3 GCE A-levels in academic subjects with grades A*-C, plus 3 GCSE academic subjects with grades A*-C (six different subjects in total)
United States of America
  • High School Diploma with at least 4 Advanced Placement examinations (not accepted are: AP Capstone, AP Research, AP Seminar and AP Studio Art) with a minimum score of 3 or
  • High School and at least 1 or 2 years academic education **
  • Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc obtained at a high school for the gifted with an average final grade of at least 8 for the National Final Exam or
  • Bang 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. 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.