Applying English Foundation programme

You have chosen a study programme for which you must have English language skills at IELTS 6.0 level at least. If you do not meet this standard, you must take a language course first. You can do so through Avans University of Applied Sciences at a partner in Amsterdam.

Choose from the following programmes:

  • One-year English Foundation Programme
    Entry: IELTS 5.0; spoken: 5.0 minimum 
    Required exit: IELTS 6.0; and all sub-scores: 6.0
  • Half-a-year English Foundation Programme
    Entry: IELTS 5.5; spoken: 5.5 minimum
    Required exit: IELTS 6.0; and all sub-scores: 6.0
  • English Summer Course 
    Entry: IELTS 5.5/6.0; spoken: 6.0 minimum
    Required exit: IELTS 6.0; and all sub-scores: 6.0

Content

  • expanding your vocabulary
  • improving your reading and writing skills
  • enhancing your listening and conversational skills, and improving your pronunciation
  • developing your self-study skills
  • improving your knowledge of grammar 


There are 12 contact hours every week, over four days. You are expected to do a minimum of 6-8 hours of self-study per week, practise your theory and do homework.

Apply

As an English foundation student, you must enrol using an application form.  

Sending documents
In addition to the application procedure, you must also send several documents to Avans University of Applied Sciences.  

If you have any problems with the application, please contact the International Office for help at internationaloffice@avans.nl, or on +31(0)88 - 525 80 01.