Bachelors Tilburg University

Mathematics requirements

Some Bachelor's programs require applied or advanced knowledge of mathematics.

Bachelor’s programs with specific mathematics requirements

In case you are interested in one of the following Bachelor’s programs you must provide proof of your mathematics proficiency:

Mathematics requirements per program

  • Depending on the Bachelor’s program you are applying for, different mathematics requirements apply. 
  • Click on your country of education below and navigate to the Bachelor’s program of your interest to find out which mathematics course is required for admission to this Bachelor’s program.
  • Please note that you need to obtain a passing grade for the Mathematics course in your final exam.
Belgium

Diploma requirements

  • Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO) or
  • Certificat de l'Énseignement Secondaire Supérieur, Enseignement Général

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • At least four hours of mathematics per week in final two years
  • Data Science

Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO)

One of the following profiles:

  • Grieks-wetenschappen
  • Latijn-wetenschappen
  • Moderne talen-wetenschappen
  • Wetenschappen-wiskunde
  • Latijn-wiskunde
  • Grieks-wiskunde
  • Moderne talen-wiskunde
  • Wetenschappen-sport

Certificat de l'Énseignement Secondaire Supérieur, Enseignement Général

  • Mathematics as a final examination subject
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
Bulgaria

Diploma requirement

  • Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie (DZSO) obtained at a Gimnasia, Academic Comprehensive Stream with a final overall grade of at least 5.0

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Final examinations Mathematics with a minimum average score of ≥ 5
  • Data Science
  • Mathematics as part of the state Matura exams
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Mathematics as part of the state Matura exams with a score ≥ 5
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
Croatia

Diploma requirement

  • Svjedodžba o (državnoj) maturi (general/academic subjects) obtained at a Gymnazijum

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • State Matura Advanced Level
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
Cyprus

Diploma requirement

  • Apolytirio Lykeiou from a public school (specialization in classical studies and humanities, or foreign languages and European studies, or economic sciences, or natural sciences/life sciences/information science/technology) with a final score of 15 (N.B. 16 points are required for BSc Data Science) or higher and none of the four final national exam subjects lower than 15 or 
  • Lise Bitirme Diplomasi from a public school*

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Final national exam in Mathematics with a score ≥ 15
  • Data Science
  • Final national exam in Mathematics with a score ≥ 16
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
Estonia

Diploma requirement

  • Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus in combination with the Riigieksamitunnistus (State Examination Certificate)

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • State Examination Mathematics
  • Data Science
  • State Examination Mathematics
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • State Examination Advanced Mathematics
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
European Baccalaureate

Diploma requirement

  • European Baccalaureate diploma

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • At least three hours of mathematics per week in final two years
  • Data Science
  • Mathematics (5 periods/weeks)
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • At least five hours of mathematics per week in final two years
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
France

Diploma requirements

  • Diploma du Baccalauréate Général or
  • Diploma du Baccalauréate Général OIB

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Mathematique Complémentaires in your final year or
  • Mathematique Spécialité in your final year
  • Data Science
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Mathematique Spécialité in your final year
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
  • Alternatively, you might be offered the opportunity to pass a mathematics exam equivalent to ‘VWO’ mathematics C level or participate in the mathematics course offered by the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Whether or not one of these alternatives is available to you, depends on the level of mathematics you have taken in your previous education. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Germany

Diploma requirement

  • Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Mathematics as Grundkurs (Abiturfach)
  • Data Science
  • LK Mathematik
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics up until your final year in high school
Hungary

Diploma requirements

  • Gymnáziumi Erettségi Bizonyítvány

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Passing Mathematics as part of the Maturity examinations
  • Data Science
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Passing Advanced Mathematics as part of the Maturity examinations
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
India

Diploma requirements

  • Standard XII diploma (Arts or Science streams;  no Commerce stream), All India Senior School Certificate (by the CBSE), with five academic subjects with marks ranging from A (A1, A2) or B (B1) or
  • Standard XII diploma (Arts or Science streams;  no Commerce stream), Indian School Certificate (CISCE board) with a mark of at least 75% in each of the 5 academic examination subjects or
  • Migration Cum Transfer Certificate obtained at the Senior Secondary School Examination (NIOS) with grades A, B, or C in each of the 5 academic examination subjects

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration

Standard XII diploma (Arts or Science streams;  no Commerce stream), All India Senior School Certificate (by the CBSE), with five academic subjects with marks ranging from A (A1, A2) or B (B1)

  • Mathematics as one of the five exam subjects with grade A (A1, A2) or B (B1)

Standard XII diploma (Arts or Science streams;  no Commerce stream), Indian School Certificate (CISCE board) with a mark of at least 75% in each of the 5 academic examination subjects

  • Mathematics as one of the five exam subjects with a score of at least 75%

Migration Cum Transfer Certificate obtained at the Senior Secondary School Examination (NIOS) with grades A, B, or C in each of the 5 academic examination subjects

  • Mathematics as one of the five exam subjects with grade A
  • Data Science

Standard XII diploma (Arts or Science streams;  no Commerce stream), All India Senior School Certificate (by the CBSE), with five academic subjects with marks ranging from A (A1, A2) or B (B1)

  • Mathematics as mandatory subject with the following score A (A1, A2)

Standard XII diploma (Arts or Science streams;  no Commerce stream), Indian School Certificate (CISCE board) with a mark of at least 75% in each of the 5 academic examination subjects

  • Mathematics as a final examination subject with a score of at least 70%

Migration Cum Transfer Certificate obtained at the Senior Secondary School Examination (NIOS) with grades A, B, or C in each of the 5 academic examination subjects

  • This diploma does not grant direct access to our Bachelor’s program in Data Science.
  • Econometrics and Operations Research

Standard XII diploma (Arts or Science streams;  no Commerce stream), All India Senior School Certificate (by the CBSE), with five academic subjects with marks ranging from A (A1, A2) or B (B1)

  • Mathematics as one of the five exam subjects with grade A1

Standard XII diploma (Arts or Science streams;  no Commerce stream), Indian School Certificate (CISCE board) with a mark of at least 75% in each of the 5 academic examination subjects

  • Mathematics as one of the five exam subjects with a score of at least 75% + an individual assessment by the International Admissions Committee

Migration Cum Transfer Certificate obtained at the Senior Secondary School Examination (NIOS) with grades A, B, or C in each of the 5 academic examination subjects 

  • Mathematics as one of the five exam subjects with grade A + an individual assessment by the International Admissions Committee
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
  • Alternatively, you might be offered the opportunity to pass a mathematics exam equivalent to ‘VWO’ mathematics C level or participate in the mathematics course offered by the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Whether or not one of these alternatives is available to you, depends on the level of mathematics you have taken in your previous education. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

 

International Baccalaureate

Diploma requirement

  • International Baccalaureate diploma
    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.

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches HL or
  • Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches SL or
  • Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation HL
  • Data Science
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches HL
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches HL or
  • Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches SL or
  • Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation HL or
  • Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation SL
Ireland

Diploma requirement

  • Leaving Certificate with at least 6 academic exam subjects with at least 2 subjects at a higher level with grades A-C (until 2017) or H1-H4 (from 2017)

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Mathematics HL with grade A, B or C (until 2017) or
  • Mathematics H1-H4 (from 2017)
  • Data Science
  • Mathematics HL with grade A, B or C (until 2017) or H1-H5 (from 2017)
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject at HL or OL in your final year
  • Alternatively, you might be offered the opportunity to pass a mathematics exam equivalent to ‘VWO’ mathematics C level or participate in the mathematics course offered by the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Whether or not one of these alternatives is available to you, depends on the level of mathematics you have taken in your previous education. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Latvia

Diploma requirements

  • Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu and a Vispārējās vidējās izglītības sertifikāts (Certificate of the Centralized Exams)

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • National final exam in Mathematics
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
Lithuania

Diploma requirements

  • Brandos Atestatas obtained at a Gimnazija or Licejus

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • National final exam in Mathematics
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • National final exam in Advanced Mathematics
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
Moldova

Diploma requirements

  • Diploma de Bacalaureat - Liceul teoretic - obtained after 2013

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Mathematics as part of the Baccalaureate examination
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Real Science profile and Mathematics as part of the Baccalaureate examination 
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
Poland

Diploma requirement

  • Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego and a Swiadectwo Dojrzałości Liceum Ogólnokształcącego lyceum  (General lyceum). Please note that you are not eligible for admission with previous education from a Technical College (Technikum) in combination with a 'Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci’.

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Mathematics as part of the Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Maturity Examination) in combination with a Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General lyceum)
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Mathematics at Advanced Level as part of the Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Maturity Examination) in combination with a Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General lyceum)
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
Portugal

Diploma requirement

  • Diploma do Ensino Secundario in Cursos científicos humanisticos and an average mark of at least 14 

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Final examination Matemática A ≥ 14, specialisation ciências e tecnologías or ciências socioeconómicas 
  • Data Science
  • Final examination in Mathematics
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Final examination Matemática A ≥ 14, specialisation ciências e tecnologías
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
Romania

Diploma requirement

  • Diploma de Bacalaureat - Liceul teoretic (Humanities or Sciences)

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Successfully pass Mathematics as part of the Baccalaureate examination
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
  • Alternatively, you might be offered the opportunity to pass a mathematics exam equivalent to ‘VWO’ mathematics C level or participate in the mathematics course offered by the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Whether or not one of these alternatives is available to you, depends on the level of mathematics you have taken in your previous education. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Spain

Diploma requirement

  • Titulo de Bachiller and Prueba de Selectividad (PAU) / Evaluación para el Acceso a la Universidad (EvAU) with at least a score of 6.0 for each of the 4 or 5 subjects of the compulsory part (fase obligatoria)

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • PAU/EvAU Mathematics II or Applied Mathematics To Social Science II with at least a score of 6.0
  • Data Science
  • PAU/EvAU Mathematics II
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • PAU/EvAU Mathematics II with at least a score of 6.0
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
Surinam

Diploma requirement

  • VWO diploma

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Wiskunde Q in final examinations or
  • Wiskunde 1 in final examinations or
  • Wiskunde 1+2 in final examinations
  • Data Science
  • Wiskunde 1
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Wiskunde 1 in final examinations or
  • Wiskunde 1 +2 in final examination
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Wiskunde Q in final examinations or
  • Wiskunde 1 in final examinations or
  • Wiskunde 1 +2 in final examinations
The Netherlands

Diploma requirement

  • VWO (pre-university) diploma

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • Wiskunde A or
  • Wiskunde B
  • Data Science
  • Wiskunde B
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Wiskunde A or
  • Wiskunde B or
  • Wiskunde C
United Kingdom

Diploma requirement

  • 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). Accepted A levels: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Government and Politics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Religion, Sociology, Languages and Philosophy. Law will be considered case-by-case.

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • British GCE A-Level in Mathematics with grade A, B, or C
  • Data Science
  • Mathematics A2/A with grade A, B, or C
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • GCSE Mathematics with a score of A, B or C or
  • British GCE A-Level in Mathematics with grade A, B, C or D
  • In case you take GCSE Mathematics or GCE A-Level Mathematics, but you do not pass the course with a sufficient score, you are required to take (and pass) a mathematics course offered by our Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in September and October of the first semester of the program.
United States of America

Diploma requirements

  • 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 Diploma and at least 1 or 2 years fully completed academic education at a recognized university

Mathematics requirements

Bachelor's program (BSc) Mathematics requirements
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  • International Business Administration
  • AP Calculus A/B with a minimum score of 3 or
  • AP Calculus B/C with a minimum score of 3 or
  • AP Statistics with a minimum score of 3
  • Data Science
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • AP Calculus A/B with a minimum score of 3 or
  • AP Calculus B/C with a minimum score of 3
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Human Resource Studies: People Management
  • International Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics as an examination subject in your final year
  • In case you take Mathematics as a final High School examination subject, but you are not going to receive a passing grade, you are required to take (and pass) a mathematics course offered by our Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in September and October for the first semester of the program.

Cannot find your country or mathematics course?

If you cannot find your diploma or mathematics requirements in the tables above, please do not worry. These tables are not exhaustive.

  • We advise you to apply for admission to the Bachelor’s program of your interest. This is the best way to check if you meet the mathematics requirements. Tilburg University does not charge an application fee, and an application can easily be submitted online. Our International Admissions Coordinator can advise you about your options to meet the mathematics requirements if this is not the case yet.
  • The International Admissions Coordinator might advise you take an additional mathematics exam that is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma standard (‘Wiskunde’ A or B). Training and exams can be taken - for example - at the Boswell-Beta Institute in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Alternatively, you can take the Online Mathematics Placement Test (OMPT). We accept the following OMPT exams* with a minimum score of 70%:

    *Please note that you may make at most two attempts to reach the minimum passing grade.
Bachelor's program (BSc) OMPT test
Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence  OMPT-A 
Economics OMPT-A 
Econometrics and Operations Research OMPT-D
Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation OMPT-A 
International Business Administration OMPT-A 
  • Our programs in the field of Social and Behavioral Sciences also offer a mathematics course in the first months of the program. In general, you will be exempt from this mathematics course if: you have taken mathematics as an examination subject in your final year of high school, and you received a passing grade, and your high school diploma is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma.

    ​After having received your documents for unconditional admission (your diploma and list of grades), you will be informed whether you will have to follow (and pass) this course or if you can be exempted.  This mathematics course is offered in the following Bachelor’s programs:
    • BSc Psychology
    • BSc International Sociology
    • BSc Global Management of Social Issues
    • BSc Human Resource Studies: People Management