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Academic Pre-Bachelor

Would you like to complete your Civic Integration requirements and prepare for a Bachelor’s level major at the same time? Register for the academic Pre-Bachelor's year at Tilburg University.

For whom?

The Pre-Bachelor's year is intended for participants who

  • want to take the Dutch State Exam (NT2), program II
  • want to pursue an education at a university but do not have a secondary school diploma that is comparable to a Dutch vwo diploma.


During the Pre-Bachelor's year, you will take various courses and modules to complete your Civic Integration requirements (Dutch State Exam, program II ). You will also take a number of subjects, such as English and math, that will allow you to begin a university-level major. Attention is also given to selecting an educational course, studying skills and individual guidance counseling.


The Pre-Bachelor starts on 28 August, 2017 and lasts until the end of June 2018. It is a fulltime program with a 40-hour a week study load.

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Entrance requirements

A B1 level of Dutch is required to take the Pre-Bachelor's year. You must also be able to perform academically at the equivalent of a havo 5 level. This will be tested during the admissions procedure.

After the Pre-Bachelor

If you pass the Pre-Bachelor's year, you will automatically be admitted to a Dutch-language or English-language Bachelor at Tilburg University. Some majors may have additional requirements such as specific secondary school subjects. These subjects will also be offered during the Pre-Bachelor's year. If you would like to attend another university or university of applied sciences, then the requirements of the institution of your choice are applicable.


The fees for the program are € 3,750 for participants who are clients of UAF and € 5,750 for all other participants.

Potentially, € 3,750 of this amount can be paid from a DUO-loan for Civic Integration.

Admission and enrollment

To attend the pre-bachelor year at Tilburg University, enroll here with this registration form. You will subsequently be invited for various entrance exams.

More information?

Please feel free to contact one of our program coordinators for an individual meeting. They will give you answers and advice regarding this program, taking into account your ambitions and educational background.    

You can contact the coordinators by e-mail or phone (013-4662508).

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