When you do not meet the subject requirements for the degree programme your previous education has deficiencies. You will need to eliminate these deficiencies by passing the relevant subject tests at VWO pre-university school-leaving examination level. Deficiencies for regular degree programmes must be eliminated by 31 August; for students who require a visa/residence permit the deadline is 1 June and for Numerus Fixus programmes the deadline is 15 July.
Note that as long as you have not eliminated your subject deficiencies you will not be able to apply for our Visa and Accommodation services.
Only students who have met the conditions before the deadline can participate in the programme at the start of the academic year.
When do I have to take one or more tests?
- If you have applied for a programme and you have one or more subject deficiencies in your previous education you will be informed of this by means of an admission letter or notification. This is the case if you meet the general admission requirements, but not the programme-specific subject requirements. This can for example be a deficiency in mathematics.
- If you qualify for the Colloquium Doctum (entrance tests for students of 21+)
- In some cases, prospective students with an international diploma who do not meet the diploma requirement do qualify for participation in additional entrance exams. After submitting an official application, your International Student Advisor will inform you if you are eligible for these exams and how you can participate. Which exams are required will depend on the programme you are interested in.