Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (BSc)
Here you find the admission requirements to apply for the international bachelor’s programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology.
You will be admitted to the international bachelor’s programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology if you are in the possession of:
- a Dutch pre-university education (VWO) diploma or
- a propaedeutic diploma from a University (WO) or
- a final Bachelor/Master diploma from a higher professional (HBO) institution or a University (WO).
Propaedeuse from a university of applied sciences
Have you obtained an HBO propaedeutic diploma? You then need to apply for admission using the online application portal. Students with an HBO propaedeutic diploma must have a passing final grade in mathematics on the written central state examination at HAVO level. Alternatively, students must obtain a mathematics exam at VWO level. Additionally, students with an HBO propaedeutic diploma must demonstrate proficiency in English (see language requirements below).
Colloquium doctum, which roughly translates as “learned discussion”, is a special admission procedure that you can apply for if:
You do not have a (Dutch) diploma that grants university admission, and
- you are 21 or older on the day that your proposed study programme commences.
As a colloquium doctum candidate, you have to sit a number of exams at Dutch pre-university level (VWO), to determine whether you have the required knowledge to participate in his bachelor’s programme.
Depending on your previous education you can be asked to take examinations in the following subjects:
- Mathematics C or Mathematics A VWO certificate (or equivalent);
- History VWO certificate (or equivalent);
- Sociology/Civics (maatschappijleer) VWO certificate or equivalent);
- English VWO certificate (or IELTS/Toefl English Proficiency Test result).
The colloquium doctum application deadline is 1 November, in the year prior to the start of the programme. The rest of the colloquium doctum application works the same as the application procedure described on this website.
You can be admitted with an equivalent of a Dutch pre-university education (VWO) diploma. Our Admissions Office has drawn up a list of common non-Dutch diplomas that generally meet the minimum academic requirements. If your diploma is not on this list you may still be admitted. You will receive more information on this once you have applied using the online application portal.
It is essential that you start your studies with a high level of English proficiency. When you apply, you have to submit proof of your proficiency, using one of the tests below.
Holders of the following diplomas are exempt:
- Full English-taught IB Diploma
- Dutch VWO
- At least 3 Cambridge A-levels
- National diploma from any of the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or Canada (except French-taught programmes)
- European Baccalaureate English Language 1
- Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général, OIB (English section); but only if your diploma/transcript mentions the OIB option and section
Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur); but only if English was included in the final year of Abitur
Accepted English proficiency tests
We accept the following tests and minimum scores:
- The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic modules only. Minimum overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 for every component;
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores is 90 with at least 20 for every component (internet based). Institutional TOEFL tests are not accepted;
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English/ Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English grade 180 with at least 169 for every component.
Exam results may not be more than two years old. See also the general language requirements.
If you decide to follow the first year tutorials in Dutch you are required to be sufficiently proficient in Dutch. If you do not have a secondary school diploma in Dutch you have to submit the Dutch TUL advanced certificate from the Academic Language Centre.