Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Exceptions

When will you receive a complete or partial exemption? And is it possible to take a 21+ entrance examination for a degree programme with a lottery?

Do you have an exemption from the subject tests? In that case, you can take the language tests on the test date indicated. Do you need to take multiple subject tests and have you failed to receive an exemption from all of them? In that case, ensure that you have passed all subject tests in order to be allowed to take the language tests.

Are you taking a course with a concluding test that would give you an exemption from the 21+ entrance examination? In that case, you can choose between the following options:

  1. you can decide not to use the option of passing the subject test via the 21+ entrance examination. In that case, you will take the language tests on the scheduled date for the language tests;
  2. you want to use the possibility of creating more chances to pass the subject test; you take the test during the 21+ entrance examination and perhaps also the course's concluding test.

Please note that if you choose the first option, you need to inform AUAS prior to the registration deadline via toelatingstoets@hva.nl. If you do not get in touch, AUAS will assume that you have chosen the second option.

If you have a disability such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or ADHD, you may be eligible for an examination time limit extension. Send a copy of a statement by a registered professional, perhaps including a report, attached to the digital registration form. You will receive notice whether you are awarded an examination time limit extension.

If so, this examination time limit extension will amount to 25%, with a maximum of 30 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: The request must be submitted before the deadline for registration and deregistration. It is not possible to arrange an examination time limit extension on the day of the test. If your request is honoured, you will receive confirmation and an invitation with adjusted examination times.

Exemptions are only possible if you have a senior general secondary education (HAVO) or pre-university education (VWO) modular certificate for the subject being tested. You can request exemption by sending a certified copy of this modular certificate and your list of final marks together with your registration. These documents must be uploaded together with your digital registration form.

A State Exam Dutch as a Second Language (Nt2) programme II certificate (= all four components have been passed) provides exemption from the 21+ entrance examination. Student Affairs will decide whether the evidence suffices.

If you have senior general secondary education (HAVO) or pre-university education (VWO) modular certificates for all components and you meet the age requirement, you can request complete exemption from the 21+ entrance examination. In that case, you only need to pay a €50 administration fee. You can request an application form via toelatingstoets@hva.nl.

Yes, you can take the 21+ entrance examination when enrolling in a degree programme with a limited intake capacity.

Consult www.hva.nl/selectie to see which degree programmes at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences have an enrolment quota or selection procedure.

If you apply to enrol in a degree programme with an enrolment quota, participation in the selection procedure is required, in addition to the 21+ entrance examination. The deadline for enrolling in a degree programme with an enrolment quota is 15 January 2020, with application via Studielink; after this date, the selection period commences. Please note that this deadline is different from that for the 21+ entrance examination.

The AUAS 21+ entrance examination which you have passed is for a specific degree programme. The degree programme in which you now would like to enrol is in the same field and has the same entrance requirements. You can request an application form for this degree programme as well via toelatingstoets@hva.nl. You only need to only pay a €50 administration fee.

A new Admissibility Statement will only be awarded if you have passed the 21+ entrance examination and the newly selected degree programme has the same admission requirements. (Consult the degree programme page for the components under ‘Admission requirements/21+-entrance examination’).

Your Admissibility Statement (Verklaring van Toelaatbaarheid) must still be valid.

Conditions

Have you checked the degree programme page for your selected programme to see which components will be tested in the 21+ entrance examination and do you feel that you are eligible for a new declaration?

Please note that the degree programme may have additional admission requirements. As a result, enrolment is not guaranteed if only the admission requirements for the 21+ entrance examination are identical. An additional procedure could be involved, an intake interview or physical admission requirements. Check whether there are additional admission requirements involved for the degree programme of your choice by consulting www.amsterdamuas.com.

The Admissibility Statement (Verklaring van Toelaatbaarheid) cannot be extended when a new application is submitted. The period of validity of the original declaration will remain unchanged. An Admissibility Statement is valid for two consecutive academic years subsequent to its date of issue. Should your declaration no longer be valid, you will need to resit the 21+ entrance examination.

If you have selected a new degree programme, applying to enrol can take place until 1 January for the February intake and until 1 August for the September intake.

Published by  Student Affairs 3 October 2019