Avans University of Applied Sciences supports you in choosing the study programme that is right for you. To this end, we have developed the intake. This page provides you with all the intake information you need as a degree-seeking student.

The intake consists of some online assignments and an interview. This is followed by a recommendation regarding your suitability for the preferred study programme. The intake is a unique opportunity for us to get to know each other and find out how well the study programme meets your expectations.

Please note that the intake is compulsory if you want to study at Avans University of Applied Sciences.

Completing the intake assignments

It all starts with your application for the preferred study programme in Studielink. Once we have received your application we will contact you via email. You will be asked to complete a few assignments online. These may include a digital intake assessment and a letter of motivation. For some programmes you may also need to submit a portfolio.

Doing the intake interview

After you have completed the online assignments you will be asked to set the date for your intake interview with one of the lecturers of the study programme. This interview will take place via Skype. During the interview, you will discuss the results of your online assignments. This is also your chance to ask any questions you may have about the programme.

Getting your recommendation

At the end of the interview, you will be advised about the suitability of the programme for you.

There are 3 possible outcomes of the interview:

  • Positive: the programme is a good choice for you.
  • Borderline: the programme might not fully meet your expectations. Therefore, we are not sure whether you will complete it successfully.
  • Negative: the programme is not the right choice for you.

Please note that this recommendation does not influence your admission to a bachelor’s degree programme. This means you can still apply for a programme you have received a negative recommendation for, provided you meet all the application criteria.

Different rules apply for master’s degrees in the arts. Please visit the website of the Master Institute AKV|St.Joost for details.

Consider doing additional activities

If you start having doubts after the interview, we are here for you. It is always possible to have an additional interview, visit campus or attend the Orientation Days. We are here to help you to choose the right study programme.