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Application & selection

Are you interested in participating in a PRE-Class? Then you need to write a motivation letter and complete an application form. Make sure you have permission from your school to participate.

As the PRE-Classes take place during school hours, it is important that you get permission from your school's dean or Pre-Class contact person. Once you have permission, you can register for a PRE-Class via this website. If your school is not familiar with Pre-University Classes, your teacher can contact the education coordinator, Esrih Bakker.


To apply, write a motivation letter according to the criteria listed for the classes on the website, and fill in an application form. This form allows you to add two attachments, the motivation letter and your most recent grade list (this may also be your report card).

If there are more suitable candidates than available places, a draw will take place. For candidates that are rejected we will see if they want to join another Class that is not yet full. If you wish, you can fill in a second choice on the application form for this reason. 

The education coordinator first passes on the resuts of the selection to the contact person at school. She or he then discusses it with the student. Before the winter holidays, you will know whether you have been admitted to the programme of your choice. 

In order to register for the PRE-Classes 2024, click here


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