Alternative entrance exam

If you do not meet the required education requirements and if you are at least 21 years old you may be exempted from the general admission requirement. The HZ provides the possibility of taking an alternative entrance exam. Aob Compaz, an independent agency in the Netherlands, is charged with conducting the exam.

For who?

This inquiry is intended for students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree but do not have the right qualifications(Dutch: HAVO or MBO level 4). This recommendation can be used when you register for the program of your choice . When you pass the exam with a good result, it provides you with a recommendation on the feasibibility of your chosen program. We would advice you to make timely inquiries whether the program of your choice has specific requirements.


The recommendation indicates whether your intellectual abilities and personal skills are adequate for pursuing a program at college level (HBO in Dutch). Note that within this recommendation, specific creative abilities are not taken in consideration.


The exam costs €295 must be paid directly to Aob Compaz.

For information on and application for this entrance exam please contact Aob Compaz, an independent agency, with test centres througout the Netherlands. You may also call + 31 (0)88-2701230 or send an e-mail to .