In this section you find all the information you need to enrol in the programme of your choice.


The CB curriculum requires a good command of English. If you register for this programme, you are invited to an intake procedure, which includes a digital assessment and a personal interview.

Admission requirements Creative Business

Students who apply to our international Bachelor’s programmes must have a secondary school diploma at a sufficient level (comparable to the Dutch havo-diploma). A student is eligible to enrol in our international Bachelor’s programmes when holding one of the following diplomas:

  • Bulgaria: Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie
  • Romania: Baccalaureat
  • France: Baccalaureat
  • China: senior middle school diploma and huikao (regional examination) certificate
  • Germany: Abitur (Zeugnis der Allgemeine Hochschulreife) or Fachhochschulreife
  • United Kingdom: a minimum of four GCSEs/IGCSEs at grade A, B or C AND two A/AS levels in six different subjects
  • United States: high school diploma with college preparatory programme
  • International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate Diploma

  • HAVO diploma "Nieuwe stijl" (diploma from 2009). All profiles.
  • VWO diploma "Oude stijl or Nieuwe stijl". All profiles.
  • MBO diploma level 4.

Students with a relevant Dutch diploma (HAVO, VWO, 21+ or MBO4) do not need to take additional English tests. However, students with different qualifications will have to provide a result from an internationally recognized test of English.

  • IELTS: minimum score 6.0
  • TOEFL: minimum score 550 (213 computer-based, 80 internet-based)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): minimum score Grade C scale 180-184
  • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE): minimum score Grade B scale 173 - 175 or Grade C scale 169 - 172

For Chinese students, it is obligatory to present an IELTS test result.

All other students may choose between IELTS and TOEFL.

You may be granted exemption from the English language test based on your diploma. Read more information about our language requirementsexternal link.

If you do not, or not yet, live in the Netherlands, you can enrol via Studielink, after creating a personal username and password. You can create your account on the Studielink website. Registration deadlines are 15 June (non-EU students) and 1 August (EU students).

Students living in the Netherlands - including non-Dutch nationals - can enrol as well as apply for student grants and loans via Studielink (in English, Dutch and German). For this, you need a DigiD log-in code, which takes up to five days to obtain. The closing date for registration on most programmes is 1 May.

The programme is accredited by Hobéon, a member of the Dutch Council of Advisory and Consultancy Agencies (ROA) and affiliated with European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).

All of the programmes at HU University of Applied Sciences are tested and approved by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

All students living in the Netherlands applying for a full-time study programme not subject to selection must take part in an obligatory programme selection check. The programme selection check consists of an intake form and a matching day. Both are mandatory. Watch our information video externe link . You can find additional information on the programme selection check (in Dutch).

Please note: For the purpose of the selection check, students living in the Netherlands Antilles (BES and CAS Islands) are considered foreign students. The information relevant to this group can be found below.

For students living outside of the Netherlands applying for a full-time study programme, only the digital intake part of the programme selection check is obligatory. You are welcome to take part in an online intake with the programme coordinator, but this is not mandatory.

The programme selection check helps you to choose the degree programme that suits you best, so you have a greater chance of completing it successfully. You can find more information about the programme selection check externe link on our international website.


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