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Foundation year

If you are not directly eligible for admission to International Business Administration or Economics, you can follow a foundation year. This is a one­-year course for students who have the drive and motivation to study at a research university, but who do not have a diploma that provides direct access. These diplomas are often high school diplomas obtained outside the EU.

You can bridge the educational gap by working on your math skills, research skills, and English language skills during the foundation year. To enter the foundation year program, you need an IELTS score of 5.0.

The program is offered by an institution in Amsterdam called Study Group. If you are interested in following a foundation year, please contact our admissions office. Please note that you will need to pass all components of the foundation year by 60% or more in order to be accepted into Tilburg University’s programs.