Requirements per country

Please note that if no specific minimum score is indicated for Math, Physics or Chemistry, then a minimum score is not required.


Abitur (Germany)

American high school with Advanced Placement Tests

ASO (Belgium)

Baccalaureat Serie S (France)

European Baccalaureate

GCE/A-certificates (United Kingdom)

All India SSCE of the CBSE

International baccalaureate

VWO (Surinam)

Other countries A-H

Other countries I-P

Other countries Q-Z

PLEASE NOTE: It is not possible for TU/e to give an indication of eligibility without first receiving a full application package.

Examples of secondary school diploma's that are not considered equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma

  • Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement Secondaire (Marocco)*
  • Gaozhong (China)**
  • Lise Diplomasi (Turkey)*
  • NECO Certificate (Nigeria)*
  • SMA diploma (Indonesia)*
  • West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC)*
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC)*
  • General Secondary Education Certificate (Baccalaureate) (Syria)*
  • Bachiller Técnico/Bachiller (Mexico)*

*To meet our entry requirements, you are required to have finished one year at a recognized Science University (including the required Science subjects for the specific Bachelor of Science program of your choice).Please note that no rights can be derived from this information and the final eligibility/admissibility to the program will always be determined by the Admission Office.

** If the student passed the Gaokao entrance exam and has obtained admission to a ‘Project 211’ university, the student’s level is considered to be equivalent to the pre-university Dutch VWO diploma.