When can I start?

Once you have registered, you can choose a start date. Depending on when you want to begin your degree programme, you will sit the subject tests.

When can I begin taking my 21+-entrance examination?

Once you have registered, you can choose a start date. Depending on when you want to begin your degree programme, you will sit the subject tests. View the exceptions page whether or not you have to sit a subject test. 

Have you passed the subject tests? In that case, the next step is sitting the language tests. You will always sit the language tests at the next opportunity in the language test schedule. You will receive an invitation for this purpose by email.

Every test that you fail (a mark lower than 6) may be resat once. The resits may only be taken at the next scheduled subject or language test opportunity to do so. You will receive an invitation for this purpose by email.

Start dates for 21+-entrance examination procedure

Despite the fact that there are many opportunities to take the subject and language tests, there are just three start dates to register for participation in the 21+-entrance examination procedure. They are:

Start dateDateRegistration deadlineOf which dates do I need to be aware?
1.Saturday 26 November 2022Sunday 13 November 2022View the flowchart(opens in new window)
2.Saturday 18 March 2023Sunday 5 March 2023View the flowchart(opens in new window)
3.Saturday 13 May 2023Sunday 23 April 2023View the flowchart(opens in new window)

*Please note that if you start at Saturday 13 May, you will not be able to have a resit. You can only take the tests once

Pay attention:

  • If you don’t have to take a subject test, you still have to register for one of the registration dates. You will automatically receive an invitation for the language test(s).
  • All the information you need to take the test(s) will be in the email.

When will I sit the language tests?

DateLanguage test 
Thursday 12 January 2023Dutch, reading and writingThis is not a registration date
Friday 13 January 2023English, reading and writingThis is not a registration date
Thursday 22 June 2023Dutch, reading and writingThis is not a registration date
Friday 23 June 2023English, reading and writingThis is not a registration date
Thursday 27 July 2023Dutch, reading and writingThis is not a registration date
Friday 28 July 2023English, reading and writingThis is not a registration date

 Exam reviews subject tests and language tests

Test datesExam reviewRegistration deadline exam reviewReaction deadline exam reviewTime exam review
Saturday, November 26, 2022Wednesday, December 14, 2022Sunday, December 11, 2022Sunday, December 18, 2022Between 12.00 - 14.00 hours
Thursday, January 12 and Friday January 13, 2023Monday, January 30, 2023Thursday, January 26, 2023Sunday, January 29, 2023Between 12.00 - 14.00 hours
Saturday, March 18, 2023Wednesday, April 12, 2023Thursday, April 6, 2023 until 12.00 noonSunday, April 16, 2023Between 12.00 - 14.00 hours
Saturday, May 13, 2023Wednesday, May 24, 2023Sunday, May 21, 2023Sunday, May 28, 2023Between 12.00 - 14.00 hours
Thursday, June 22 and Friday June 23, 2023Tuesday, July 11, 2023Sunday, July 9, 2023Thursday, July 13, 2023Between 12.00 - 14.00 hours
Thursday, July 27 and Friday July 28, 2023Monday, August 14, 2023Friday, August 11, 2023 until 12.00 noonWednesday, August 16, 2023Between 12.00 - 14.00 hours