Study-choice check

Choosing the right bachelor's degree program increases your chances of success. We will help you by looking at whether the program you have applied for is a good match. This study-choice check is mandatory for all Dutch bachelor's degree programs that do not have a selection procedure.  

Questionnaire, report and interview

After you have submitted your application to Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in Studielink, the Dutch enrollment portal, you will get an invitation to do the study-choice check. 

The study-choice check consists of: 

  • An online questionnaire 
  • An advice report 
  • An interview with a representative of your program about the report 

If you live in the Netherlands, the interview will be a part of an in-person event with fun activities such as a lecture, an assignment and the opportunity to meet your fellow prospective students. If you live outside the Netherlands, you will get an invitation to do the interview by phone or Skype.  


For the Psychology & Technology, Sustainable Innovation and Industrial Engineering courses, the individual test that is taken during the study choice check day is one of the determining factors for the interviews. The combination of the advice on the questionnaire and the advice on the test determines who you have an interview with: an assessment agency, a study advisor or a student.

Is the study-choice check outcome binding?

Completing the study-choice check is mandatory, but the outcome does not influence your admission to the program. Consider the check a useful way to prepare yourself for your studies.  

If the outcome is positive, you can take it as a good sign.  

If the advice is negative, that means we recommend that you do further research into this program and others.  

What to do if you receive a negative recommendation

It may not be immediately clear what to do if you receive a negative recommendation. To help you, we offer the option to talk to one of our study-choice coaches: to discuss topics like what to do next, how to find a bachelor's degree program that matches your skills and interests and how to ask the right questions to determine a good match. To request a conversation with a study-choice coach, send an email via the contactform.

If you have questions that do not have anything to do with the study-choice check outcome, for instance about the contents of a bachelor's degree program, please contact the program’s study advisor. Look for contact details on the homepage of that program or click on one of the bachelor programs below.