Requirements and eligibility

Profile description

We are looking for highly motivated, ambitious, and talented people who want to further accelerate their career while helping their colleagues to further develop; people who can think critically and on various levels of abstraction in terms of systems and products, who can communicate their ideas and thoughts effectively and efficiently to a broad, varied audience, and who aspire to a future career as a system/software architect/designer in the (Dutch) industry.


To be eligible for a traineeship position you need to have (the equivalent of) an accredited B.Sc. degree (at least three years and 180 ECTS) in computer science (or a strongly related scientific or engineering discipline) combined with min. 5 years of relevant academic work experience or an accredited M.Sc.-degree (preferably at least 120 ECTS) in computer science or a strongly related scientific or engineering discipline with a significant number of computer science courses from an internationally recognized research-oriented university.

Additionally you need to have better than average social and communicative competencies, including an excellent English proficiency in writing, speaking, reading, and understanding. We require the proof of an English proficiency such as an Academic IELTS score of at least 6.5 on average and no score less than 6.0. You need C1 level related to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF or CEFR) and to IELTS equivalence. Results of TOEFL should be at least 90 and no score less than 21 can be accepted. Or provide proof that you have passed the University of Cambridge 'Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)' or University of Cambridge 'Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)' on C1 level.
Only applicants from the US, UK, Ireland, Australia and New-Zealand are exempted from this requirement.

For the latest policy per January 1, 2018 on English language requirement please check out this PDF. Nevertheless, in case our program director is having doubts on your English language skills (based on job interview), we might require to pass an academic IELTS or TOEFL IBT exam with sufficient score after all before start date of our program.

If you are ready to boost your career and you match the requirements, you can apply by following the instructions.