Admission requirements

Your application for an exchange programme at NHTV will be considered if you fulfil the following admission requirements:

  • Your university is part of the Erasmus+ programme or has a student exchange agreement with NHTV;
  • You must be nominated by your university;
  • You need to have a good academic record (successful completion of first year at least);
  • You should have sufficient English proficiency, see below. 

Test of English as a foreign language

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

  • CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate) or CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)
  • TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)

Exemptions from taking the English test

You do not need to submit English language test results to be allowed to attend an English-language programme if:

  • you are a Dutch havo or vwo graduate
  • the language of instruction of the secondary school or university you attended or are attending is English in a native English-speaking country (i.e. one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (Quebec excluded), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America)
  • you have obtained a diploma that is included in the list of diplomas compiled by Nuffic and one of your exam subjects was English. Check the list of diplomas (pdf)


Watch and enjoy this video impression of the life of an exchange student made by UNIFY.