International Business

Admissions requirements

Before applying to Avans University of Applied Sciences, please carefully read the admission requirements below.

Admissions requirements

The level of your prior education has to be equivalent to the Dutch havo, vwo or mbo 4 level. English must have been one of your courses. If your prior education is equivalent to the Dutch HAVO, you should have graduated in mathematics, accounting or economics. If we are not familiar with your foreign diploma, NUFFIC, the Dutch organisation for international recognition of diploma, will check the level for us.

Read more about international secondary education diplomas.

English language requirements for foreign students

Language Requirements
Exam Minimum score
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80

Read the detailed information on English language admissions requirements.

Start of study programme

starting date
Month Application deadline EU Application deadline non-EU
September 1 August 2022 1 June 2022

Please note: the mentioned deadlines are advised deadlines. When you meet them you give Avans enough time to process your application and, if applicable, apply for a visa. The formal deadline for students with a non-Dutch diploma is 31 August. Applicants with a Dutch diploma must have applied by the 1st of May.