21+-entrance examination

If you don’t have a senior general secondary (in Dutch: havo), pre-university (in Dutch: vwo) or level-4 secondary vocational (in Dutch: mbo) education diploma and you are aged 21 or over, you can sit a 21+-entrance examination.

In short

The 21+-entrance examination consists of a number of subject and language tests. Which tests you take depends on the programme that you want to enrol in.

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When can I start?

Once registered, you can choose a date to sit your first test. This is a subject test. Your language test will be on the next available date after that.

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Results

No later than fourteen days (holidays excluded) after sitting the tests, you will receive an email with your results.

How to get your results

Costs and registration process

Register by filling on our online form, taking note of the application dates, documents and costs of registering.

Learn about registration

Exemptions

Not everyone needs to take a subject test. Read our list to see if you fall into an exemption category.

Read about exemptions

Sign up

If you've made up your mind to sign up for 21+-entrance, create an account at our sign up page.

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