Admission requirements

To be accepted as a student there are certain university admission requirements you have to meet. These are dependent on your chosen field of study and your level of English. Information given below explains our general, additional and language requirements.

General requirements

To qualify for general university admission, you are required to have a diploma equivalent to the Dutch Secondary Education Diploma (HAVO/VWO). To see if your diploma qualifies, check our list of foreign acceptable diplomas.

Our Master students have different entry requirements that you can check here.

Additional requirements

Depending on your chosen programme, there may be additional entry requirements you have to meet. The most important are listed below.

Additional and language requirements

Study ProgrammeAdditional RequirementsLanguage Requirements
International Business

No extra requirements

Equivalent to IELTS 6.0
Tourism Management
(Bachelor or Associate degree)
No extra requirementsEquivalent to IELTS 6.0
Information and Communication TechnologyNo extra requirementsEquivalent to IELTS 6.0
Civil EngineeringPhysics and mathematics*Equivalent to IELTS 6.0
Water ManagementGood knowledge of one or more of the following subjects: biology, chemistry, mathematics or economicsEquivalent to IELTS 6.0
ChemistryChemistry and mathematics*

Biology would be an advantage
Equivalent to IELTS 6.0
Logistics EngineeringMathematics*

Economics or physics would be an advantage
Equivalent to IELTS 6.0
Industrial Engineering & ManagementMathematics*

Economics or physics would be an advantage
Equivalent to IELTS 6.0
Global Project and Change ManagementMathematics*

Equivalent to IELTS 6.0

Master River Delta Development

In order to qualify for participation, check requirements here

Equivalent to IELTS 6.0

* You must have taken this subject as an exam subject in your secondary school curriculum

Language requirements

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English. The level required for admission should be an equivalent of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0. For the scores of other accepted language tests than IELTS, the table below applies.

IELTS Academic
The IELTS Academic test is suitable for those wanting to study in an English-speaking environment or university (higher education).

TOEFL

TOEFL applicants need to request an additional score report through the TOEFL – ETS organisation (HZ UAS code number 6722). ETS will send an official score report to HZ UAS directly and HZ will be able to verify your TOEFL test results online.

We also accept the TOEFL Home Edition Test.

TOEIC
As long as the modules ‘Speaking and Writing’ and ‘Listening and Reading’ were successfully completed.

Cambridge

In order to be able to verify your Cambridge English results online we kindly request you to share your results online by logging into the Candidate Results website and choosing to share them with HZ University of Applied Sciences.

Language exemptions

Exempted from the English language test requirement are students with:

- an International Baccalaureate (subject 'English A Language and Literature HL or SL’ / 'English B Language and Literature HL’)

- a diploma from an International School with a High School Diploma or UK GCSE/GCE certificates

- a European Baccalaureate diploma with at least 50% of the subjects taught in English and English as a first foreign language

- a French Baccalauréat diploma including the ‘Section Européenne Anglais’ or ‘Option Internationale’

If you graduated in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada (except Quebec), Malta, Australia or New-Zealand or if you are holding a diploma (including English as an exam subject) listed on the diploma list, drawn up on behalf of the associations of institutions of higher education, you do not need to take a mandatory English test. Provided that your final grade for English language on your diploma is sufficient.

Alternative entrance

If you do not meet the above education requirements and if you are at least 21 years old you may be exempted from the general admission requirement. HZ provides the possibility of taking an alternative entrance exam.