Applying for admission

Requirements Global Project and Change Management

Students for the Global Project and Change management programme will be officially selected and have to meet our entry requirements.

Selection procedure

Windesheim Honours College officially selects students for the Global Project and Change Management programme in accordance with the obtainment of the ‘small scale and intensive label’ from the NVAO. This will be achieved through a holistic selection procedure to find out whether you would be the right kind of student for our learning community.

The minimum requirements are:

  • Dutch MBO 4 diploma or international equivalent, with GPA of 7.5 (*), or
  • Dutch HAVO diploma or international equivalent, or
  • Dutch VWO diploma or international equivalent
    (*) If your average GPA can't be calculated, you need to provide evidence of above-average performance, e.g. a reference letter from your MBO school.

All diplomas have to be assessed to make sure they meet the requirements. Diplomas obtained outside the Netherlands are assessed by an equivalence evaluation procedure. On the bottom of this web page, is a list of diplomas awarded in other countries, which are the equivalent of the diplomas referred to above. 


Language proficiency (specific selection criterion)

If English isn't your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you are proficient at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference. Everyone who applies has to present one of the following: 

 IELTS - 6.5 total TOEFL - 79-93*  Cambridge
At least 6.5 in writing and reading Internet-based test 87-109
Subscore reading: 19-23*
Subscore writing: 24-26*
Proficiency: B2
Advanced certificate: C
First certificate: A

If you have an International Baccalaureate (IB) or a European Baccalaureate (EB), you are exempt. If you're Dutch and you have a HAVO or VWO diploma, or if you're German with an Abitur or Fachhochschulreife diploma, you are exempt, providing that you've received a pass for English.

Mathematics (specific selection criterion)

If you have a HAVO or VWO diploma or the equivalent, you need to have a pass for Maths. Otherwise, you need to provide evidence that your Maths proficiency is at an equivalent level. We offer a refresher course in Maths during the summer holiday. You may be asked to do the course as a condition for being accepted to the degree programme.

Previous education requirements for students from other countries

Admission requirements for Dutch universities are defined in the Dutch Higher Education and Scientific Research Act (Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek). The Act says what qualifications Dutch applicants need in order to apply to a university of applied sciences or a research university.

You can be admitted if you have one of the following diplomas. Click on your country to see what diploma you need to get a place at the College.


Dutch VWO secondary school diploma
Dutch HAVO secondary school diploma


Fachhochschulreife with a pass in English and Mathematics
Abitur with a pass in English and Mathematics


A student who has achieved GCE's in 3 subjects (grades A-C) and 2 full A-Levels and 1 AS-Level (in 6 different subjects) is considered to be of HAVO standard, because he/she is 1 subject short at A-Level for the VWO comparison. Nuffic asks for a minimum of 3 A-Levels for the VWO comparison.


Maturity Certificate/Maturitätszeugnis/Maturitätsausweis/Certificat de Maturité
Berufsmaturität/ Maturité Professionnelle/Professional Baccalaureat


Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (current diploma)/Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie – DZSO (former diploma)


Diploma de Bacalaureat


Højere Handelseksamen (HHX)/ Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX)


Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan


Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studente-xamenbevis/ Matriculation Examination Certificate


Baccalauréat Technologique/ Baccalauréat Général


Brandos Attestatas


Título de Bachiller

International or European Baccalaureae

With a score of 24 points you are admissible

Applicants with a US High School diploma

US High School diplomas need to be assessed as each state uses different assessments of the final diploma,
please note:  SAT scores can be sent in, however will not be used in the assessment of your admissibility.

I have not completed my diploma yet, can I apply?

If you are still completing your diploma, you can also apply. Should you be accepted by the Board of Admissions, you will receive a condition for your acceptance that you obtain the your diploma with the extra requirements.