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Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Proficiency in English

For admission to the Graduate School you will be asked to demonstrate you proficiency in English by means of an IELTS or TOEFL test. The certificates must be recent (not older than two years).

Minimum scores

  • IELTS 7.0
  • TOEFL internet based 100.


The obligation to demonstrate proficiency in English does not hold for PhD candidates who hold:

  • a master’s degree from a Dutch university,
  • a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an English-speaking country or
  • an English-speaking master’s degree from a foreign university.
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