Application and selection

Make sure you follow the right application procedure.

Do you have a diploma from a Non-Dutch educational institution (educational institutions from the Netherlands Antilles included)? Please follow the application procedure below, even if you have Dutch nationality. 

Do you have a diploma from a Dutch education institution (diplomas from the Netherlands Antilles not included)? Please follow the application procedure for Dutch students, even if you don't have Dutch nationality. 

International students

Admission into this degree programme is based on enrolment restriction. Breda University of Applied Sciences applies a selection procedure as it admits a limited number of 180 students. 

The deadline for your enrolment application via Studielink is up to and including 15 January.

Selection procedure

For students with a diploma from a non-Dutch educational institution (educational institutions from the Netherlands Antilles included) the application consists of the steps:

  1. Enrolment application via Studielink
  2. Apply via the Online application portal
  3. Take part in the selection procedure
    - Online intake assignment
    - A Skype interview
  4. Complete your enrolment; payment of tuition fee   

Please find all the application deadlines below.

1. Enrolment application via Studielink

You are to apply through Studielink, the application and enrolment portal provided by the Netherlands Ministry of Education.

You can track the status of your application on your personal Studielink page and in the progress overview in My online application.

2. Apply via My online application

Once you have submitted your Studielink enrolment, you will receive an email inviting you to follow up on your Studielink enrolment by applying in My online application.

In My online application you will be requested to answer additional questions and to upload your application documents; CV, Motivation letter, ID, your secondary school diploma including list of grades and translation (if these documents are not in one of the following languages: English, French, German or Dutch) or your most recent list of grades if you have not obtained your diploma yet.

You can track the status of your admission in My online application.

3. Take part in the selection procedure

The selection procedure consists of two parts:

  • online intake assignment
  • a Skype interview

Once the admissions officer has checked your educational background, you will receive an invitation by email for the online intake assessment. In this mail you will find instructions about how to proceed. Enter the assessment website with your BUas student number and follow the instructions on the website. Make sure you do all the assignments before the deadline of 31 January. If you hand in the main assignment in time, you will be invited for an interview. The interview will take place on 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 or 23 March.

Each study path has its own variation of the intake assignment


On 15 April you will receive your selection ranking number from Studielink (via e-mail). The applicants with the ranking numbers 1 – 180 will be (conditionally) accepted. This will be communicated via e-mail. If you are accepted, you have to confirm your place via your personal Studielink page. You will be notified by Studielink. When you have a ranking number above 180, you will receive an email as well. More information about the reason for rejection will be available on the assessment site. You might still be selected, if people drop out from rank 1-180 the next ranked person will be invited to accept the space. If you have a rank ABOVE 250-300 the chance that you will be accepted on a later date will be slim.

4. Complete your enrolment: payment of tuition fee

The tuition fee is in most cases € 2,060. In order to complete your registration, you need to confirm your digital authorisation or pay your tuition fee. More information about payment of tuition fee.

We will keep in touch

During the entire application, selection and registration procedure, we will keep in touch with you through email. Please make sure you read and respond to the instructions in time. You can follow your progress in your pre-study portal

Overview deadlines

Please note

  • the deadline to register at Studielink is 15 January
  • the deadline to apply via My online application is 19 January
  • the deadline for the online assessment 31 January
  • the intake interviews will take place on 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 or 23 March
  • final results 15 April via Studielink
  • Final essential step: confirm your place via Studielink (or else your application will be rejected)

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