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Credential evaluation

When you have enrolled in Studielink for a programme at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) you will automatically receive an invitation by mail from the Central Student Admissions office (CSA) to submit copies of your diplomas and previous education for evaluation.

When you apply for a degree programme or a preparatory course at the AUAS, with a non-Dutch diploma your credentials will be evaluated by the AUAS International Office of Student Affairs Credential Evaluation Department.

You will automatically receive an invitation by mail from the Central Student Admissions office (CSA) to submit copies of your diplomas and previous education for evaluation. If you would like to start collecting the documents already this is what you will need, certified copies of:

  • ID, Passport or residence permit that is valid at the date the programme you are applying for starts (no drivers license);
  • Diplomas of your previous educations with;
  • Transcripts (Grade Lists);
  • Sworn translations of all the above documents if not in Dutch, English, French, Afrikaans, Spanish or German;
  • Diploma Assessments of other institutions, e.g. from the Nuffic, the Colo, International Diploma Assessment (idW) or other educational institutes;
  • Documents to verify your level in English or Dutch depending on the degree programme of your choice.

Additional documents:

  • for Chinese diplomas include NESO-certificate;
  • for American and Canadian diplomas: original Official Transcript (will be made available by your school at your request). Send to:
    CSA-HvA
    Weesperzijde 190
    1097 DZ Amsterdam
    The Netherlands;
  • for students from West-Africa with a certificate of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC): scratch card with login data for www.waecdirect.org for verification purposes.

You will automatically receive an invitation by mail from the Central Student Admissions office (CSA) to submit copies of your diplomas and previous education for evaluation. If you would like to start collecting the documents already this is what you will need, certified copies of:

  • ID, Passport or residence permit that is valid at the date the programme you are applying for starts. (no drivers license)
  • If you are currently studying to obtain your degree send the subject/result list of the current and two previous study years;
  • Sworn translation of the aforementioned documents in Dutch, English, French, Afrikaans, Spanish or German, if the original documents are not written in one of these languages;
  • Declaration from your education what the title of your diploma/degree will be, on which date you will obtain the diploma and if applicable that your study program has been followed completely in English;
  • Documents to verify your level in English or Dutch depending on the degree programme of your choice.

Additional documents needed:

  • for American and Canadian diplomas: original Official Transcript (will be made available by your school at your request) send to CSA-HvA, weesperzijde 190, 1097 DZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  1. Your credentials are equivalent to at least the Dutch havo/mbo-4 level, and your subjects match the profile requirements for the programme of your choice.
  2. You demonstrate the level of your Dutch language skills by one of these options:

  1. Your credential and subjects match the profile requirements for the programme of your choice.
  2. You will need to meet the programmes requirements regarding the level of your English language skills. These requirements can be found on the website of the programme itself.
  3. Language test could be certificates from eighter IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge Advanced English.

Information of admission requirements.  

The deadline to supply your documents for evaluation depends on the degree programme of your choice. Read the instructions on the website of the degree programme for final registration and take in account it might take four to six weeks to evaluate your credentials. If possible send the documents as soon as you have received the invitation for evaluation from the Central Student Admissions office.

If the credentials are not complete we cannot process your evaluation request.

Preparatory year

The deadline to supply the documents for evaluation is the 1 February.

Possible deadlines September degree programme

15 January Selection Programmes

1 February Special Programme e.g. International Sport Management and Business

1 May Regular degree full time programmes
 

February degree programme

The deadline depends on the degree programme of your choice. Read the instructions on the website of the degree programme for final registration and take in account it could takes four to six weeks to evaluate your credential.

  1. The level of your education will be compared to Dutch equivalencies.
  2. The documents themselves will be checked for security features.
  3. The additional subjects for your chosen programme and language requirements will be evaluated.

It might be necessary to ask advice from the Nuffic, an organization that supports all higher educational institutes in the Netherlands with the evaluation of foreign diplomas.

For an indication about your credentials compared to Dutch diplomas you can look at the Nuffic website. Note: this is a shortlist and just an indication, diplomas are still evaluated individually and your grades and subjects could influence the final evaluation results.

Besides the Nuffic it could be possible that we contact the organisations or institutions where you obtained the documents you submitted for evaluation for verification.

If you do not meet the language requirements or if you have not taken the correct subjects to match the profile requirements, you will receive a provisional acceptance with an advice on how to meet these requirements. This could mean you need to take a language course or a language test or that you need to take extra subjects to meet the requirements. If you have not completed your current education you may receive a provisional acceptance, pending the evaluation of your finished education and final results and diploma.

If you receive a rejection and you do not agree with the decision made by the Examination Board you are advised to contact the Central Student Admissions office first. You can receive more detailed information on the reason(s) for the rejection csa@hva.nl.

1 August 2017