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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*
Albania Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore
Austria Reifezeugnis or
Reifeprüfungszeugnis from
an Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule
Belgium Diploma 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)
Brazil Certificado de Conclusão do 2° Grau or
Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio
and 1 or 2 year academic education **
Bulgaria Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie (DZSO)
and a class grade point average ≥ 5
Canada 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
Chile Licencia de Enseñanza Media
and at least 1 year academic education**
China Gaozhong and Gaokao,
and at least 1 year academic education**
Croatia Svjedodžba o (državnoj) maturi obtained at a Gymnazijum
Czech Republic Vysvĕdčení o maturitní zkoušce obtained at a Gymnázium
Denmark Studentereksamenbevis or Bevis
for Høgjere Forberedelseksamen
Estonia Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus
Finland Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamensbevis
France Diploma du Baccalauréate Général
Germany Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
Greece Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou
with a final score of 12 or higher in combination with a Vevaiosi Prosvadis (Certificate of Access to HE) with a final average score of 10 or higher
Hungary Gymnáziumi Erettségi Bizonyítvány
Iceland Stúdentspróf obtained at a Gymnasium
Indonesia 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 **
Ireland 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)
Israel Te'udat Bagrut, possibly supplemented
with academic education depending on the curriculum
and the number of units
taken in individual subjects
Italy Diploma di Superamento dell'Esame di Stato Conclusivo
from a Liceo Classico, Liceo Scientifico
or Liceo Linguistico
Latvia Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu
Lithuania Brandos Atestatas
Luxembourg Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires
Malta Matriculation Certificate with an overall grade of A-C
Morocco Attestation du Baccalauréat
and at least 1 year academic education
New Zealand University Entrance, Bursaries
and Scholarships or NCEA Level 3 (NZQF level 3 or EQF level 5),
with sufficient credits from general level 3 subjects
Norway Vitnemål fra den vidergåonde skolen or
Vitnemål fra den vidergåonde opplaering **
Poland Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci
Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego
(General lyceum)
Portugal Diploma do Ensino Secundario**
Romania Diploma de Bacalaureat
- Liceul teoretic -
obtained since 2005
Russian Federation Secondary (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
Singapore 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)
Slovakia Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej skúske obtained at a Gymnázium
Slovenia Matura or Spricevalo o Splosni Maturi obtained at a Gimnazia
South Korea High School and at least 1 year academic education**
Spain Titulo de Bachiller and Prueba de Selectividad
Suriname VWO diploma
Sweden Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan
Switzerland Maturity Certificate or
Maturitätszeugnis or
Maturitätsausweis or
Certificat de Maturité
Turkey 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 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 **

Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc obtained at a high school for the gifted with a minimum average grade of 8.0 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.