Mbo Assessment

When you have a mbo-4 diploma of an education from one of the areas Techniek&Procesindustrie, Voedsel, Natuur&Leefomgeving en Zorg&Welzijn, you are not automatically admissible. However,  you are allowed to do an assessment. Based on the results of the assessment, we will determine whether or not you are qualified for admission.

The assessment

The assessment consists of: 
1. Compiling a portfolio
2. A capability / motivation test
3. An interview


A portfolio serves to demonstrate your potential. You describe your education, work experience and any additional information that has been important in your choice for this particular programme. The portfolio will be discussed in the interview.

Capability / motivation test

You will do a computer-based test (about 2 hours). This test measures your mathematical and linguistic skills as well as your spatial aptitude. Its outcome wille help us determine whether you are able to handle the academic demands of a study programme at higher professional education level. What’s more, your motivation in choosing this programme is dealt with extensively. The test results will be discussed in the interview.


Your portfolio and test results will be discussed during the interview. This is your opportunity to talk about your choices and motivation.

During the interview, be prepared to discuss / demonstrate:

  • that you have thoroughly informed yourself of this programme and that you have made a well-considered choice;
  • your motivation;
  • why you think you will be able to complete the programme successfully even though you don’t have the requested qualifications.


Costs for an assessment are € 89.


The assessments are planned for:

  • 1 February 2018
  • 8 March 2018
  • 19 April 2018


To apply, please contact Rina Laros, laros.r@nhtv.nl.

You can apply until two weeks before the assessment.