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Admission Requirements

When applying online for a programme leading to a Bachelor’s degree, please attach the following documents:

  • Passport copy
  • Academic transcript and diploma
  • English test (IELTS Academic, TOEFL iBT, TOEIC or Cambridge English)
  • CV (guidelines below)
  • Personal Statement (guidelines below)

For Master’s degrees, please submit the following in addition to the above:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years relevant work experience
  • Recommendation letter

Please note:

It is still possible to submit an application without all of the above documents.

Students must be a minimum of 16 years old at the time of enrolment.

Foundation Programme Entry Requirements (2024-2025)

4 GCSE (grades A* - C or 9 - 4) plus 2 relevant subjects at AS level (with grades A*- C)
OR
4 GCSE (grades A* - C or 9 - 4) plus 2 required subjects at A level (with grades D/E)

Subjects preferably include English and exclude your native language and physical education

Mathematics: subjects need to include Mathematics and level depends on intended Bachelor’s degree:
- Maths at AS or A level: Students progressing to International Business, International Financial Management and Control, Industrial Design Engineering, Process and Food Technology
- Maths at I/GCSE level: All students progressing to other Bachelor’s degrees
This diploma may qualify for direct admission into a 3-year Bachelor programme. Check the University’s website for further information.

If students graduate with DP courses, an alternative high school diploma including official transcript grade 9-12 needs to be submitted
BTEC level 3 National extended diploma OR BTEC International level 3 extended diploma
State Matura / Vërtetim Certificate/ Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore
This diploma may qualify for direct admission into a 3-year Bachelor programme. Check the University’s website for further information.
Certificado de Habilitações with minimum overall average score of 14 out of 20
Attestat / Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with minimum overall score of 3.5 out of 5
Baccalaureat de l'Enseignment Secondaire with minimum overall average score of 14 out of 20
Bachiller with minimum overall average score of 7.0 or grade 3.5
Attestat/Certificate of General Secondary Education with minimum overall average score of 7.0 or grade 3.5
Higher School Certificate / Queensland Certificate of Education / South Australian Certificate of Education / Qualifications Certificate of Tasmanian Certificate of Education / Victorian Certificate of Education / Western Australian Certificate of Education / ACT Year 12 Certificate / Northern Territory Certificate of Education with minimum overall score of 70% including the ATAR score between 60 and 85 or an OP between 8 and 17. Higher grades may qualify for direct admission into a 3-year Bachelor programme. Check the University's website for further information
Alim Certificate/Higher Secondary Certificate (humanities/sciences/Business studies) with minimum average score of 70%
Attestat with minimum GPA 7.0 (Атэстат aб агульнай сярэдняй адукацыі
/ Аттестат об общем среднем образовании / Certificate of completed secondary general education)
Certificado de Conclusão de 2º Grau / Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio

This diploma may qualify for direct admission into a 3-year Bachelor programme. Check the University’s website for further information.
Baccalaureate de l’Enseignement Secondaire
General Certificate of Education with minimum overall average score of 70% (14/20)
High school diploma from an English-speaking province, incl Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), Alberta High School Diploma, Manitoba High School Diploma, Dogwood diploma with minimum overall score of 70%
CXC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate), 5 passes with a minimum score of equivalent score of 70% on General level
Licencia de Ensenanze Mdedia (humanistico/cientifica) with mathematics
Senior middle school graduation certificate (gaozhong) at an average of 70% or above. Online verification via CSSD verification reports from 2023 - Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate or Online Verification Report of Student Record (not yet diploma graduation)
Bachiller Academico with 5 relevant subjects, Maths B or higher and a minimum overall average score of 70% or C or higher
Bachiller en educacion media (rama académica) with minimum average grade of 70%
Bachillerato with minimum average grade of 70%
Bachiller en Ciencias/Humanidades with GPA 7.0 or higher
General Secondary Education Certificate / Al Azhar Secondary Education Certificate with 75% overall grade
Baccalauréat Professionnel / Baccalauréat Technologique
Baccalauréat Général may qualify for direct admission into a 3-year Bachelor programme. Check the University’s website for further information.
West African Senior (Secondary) School Certificate (WAEC)/Senior Secondary School Certificate. Min 6 subjects with grades A, B or C or A1 t/m C4.
General Education Certificate
West African Senior (Secondary) School Certificate (WAEC)/Senior Secondary School Certificate. Minimum 6 subjects with min average score of C4.
Bachillerato / Bachiller with minimum average grade of 70%
HKDSE with 5 subjects and grades 2-5; Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) in 6 subjects with: grades 3, 4 5* or 5** for the subjects Chinese and English / grades 2,3,4,5* or 5** for the subjects Maths, Liberal Studies and 2 electives / Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) with grades 3, 4 or 5* or an A, B, C, D or E for 6 subjects.

Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) with grades 3, 4 or 5* or an A, B or C, D or E for 6 subjects; and

Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary Level Examinations (HKASLE) with grades A, B, C, D or E for the subjects in which students took exams; Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) with grades 3, 4 or 5* or an A, B or C, D or E for 6 subjects and;

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) with grades A, B, C, D of E for the subjects in which students took exams and qualifies for direct admission into a 3-year Bachelor programme.
Please check whether you meet the direct entry requirements of The Hague University of Applied Science. If you have obtained the level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘HAVO’ in Dutch) ( https://www.nuffic.nl/en/education-systems/netherlands) and your grades fall below the University's requirements, you may be considered for admission. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Graduation after 2023: Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) with minimum average grade of 7.0 / 70%. Graduation prior to 2023: Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional + Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) with minimum average grade of 7.0 / 70%.

This diploma may qualify for direct admission into a 3-year Bachelor programme. Check the University’s website for further information.
Pre-University Certificate (till 2019) / Certificate of Completion of Secondary Studies combined with Pre-University Certificate (till 2019) / Certificate of Completion of Secondary School Studies (from 2020). Min GPA 14/20, including 14/20 in the required subjects
Secondary School Certificate وثیقة مدرسیة / المرحلة الإعدادیة - (wathîqa madrasiyya / al-marhallaal-i‘dâdiyya) or Baccalaureate Certificate with grades of 70% or more.
Adadiyah (or equivalent) with min 70% in 5 academic subjects, inc relevant subjects. High School Certificate of Graduation with minimum average score of 3.5 out of 5 (70%)
General Secondary Education Certificate with minimum average score of 70%
Attestat with minimum average grade of 3.5 out of 5
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with minimum average score of B+
High School Certificate (general high school) / Korea High School Graduation with minimum overall grade C (according to the 5-level grading system) or a score of 70% overall or overall average rank 6.

CSAT ranks (at least rank 4) may be used in place of Senior High 3 ranks or equivalent subjects may be used in place of Senior High 3 ranks of equivalent subjects if the CSAT rank is higher.

GED: General Equivalency Examination Certificate (GED) applications with minimum average grade required 70% will be considered. Admissions will be based on a case-by-case scenario and it will depend on any other education the students might have followed.
Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë Profesionale with minimum average score of 70%.

The Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë may qualify for direct admission into a 3-year Bachelor programme. Check the University’s website for further information.
Completion Certificate of Secondary Stage with minimum overall average score of 70%
Attestat o srednjem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) or Zhalpy orto bilim turaluu attestat with overall minimum score of 3.5 out of 5 or higher
Baccalaureate - minimum 12 points inc relevant subjects 70% overall average score
Secondary School Certificate, with minimum average score of 70%
Bachiller with minimum average score of 70%
Attestation du Baccalauréat with minimum average grade of 14 out of 20
Certificado de Habilitacoes Literarias with minimum average 14 out of 20
Secondary school certificate not eligible for admission
Namibia Senior Secondary Education Certificate with minimally 5 IGCSE/O-levels grade A-C or equivalent in relevant subjects including English (First Language English or English as a Second Language) with at least 25 points for the 5 subjects with the highest scores.
HSEB Certificate with minimum average score of 70%
West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC). Minimum 6 subjects with average score of C4.
General Secondary Education Certificate with minimum average score of 70%
Higher Secondary School Certificate with minimum average score of 70% /Intermediate School Certificate with a final result of at least grade B
Bachillerato / Bachiler with minimum average grade of 3.5 out of a maximum of 5
Certificado Oficial de Estudios, minimum average score of 14 of out 20
Diploma/Certificado de qualificação profissional de nivel 3 +
Diploma/Certificado/Certidão do Ensino Secundário, or Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação Certidão de Habilitações with minimum overall average score of 14 out of 20
These diplomas should be submitted to Nuffic for assessment. Documents needed for the assessment: official high school diploma with transcripts from grade 11 and 12, and Junior high school diploma with official transcript from grades 7 till 10
New certificate, QSSC - min. 5 subjects with 3 in Advanced level, all 5 grades A - Cs (minimum 70% in relevant subjects and overall in percentage scale)

Thanawaya Ama Qatari (School Leaving Certificate) minimum pass mark of 70% in relevant subjects
Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii
This diploma may qualify for direct admission into a 3-year Bachelor programme. Check the University’s website for further information.
Rwandan Advanced Certificate of Education with minimum overall average score of 14 out of 20 or 70%
Secondary School graduation certificate (scientific section) / General Secondary Examination Certificate/ shahâdat itmâm al-dirrâsa al-thânawiyya l-`âmma (Certificate of Completion of General Secondary Education), at least 70% overall grade
Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level in 2 H2 content-based subjects and Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' level in 4 subjects (A-C grades) (total of 6 different subjects) or,
Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A Level) with at least 5 different subjects, including: 3 general education subjects at H2 level; 1 general education subject at H1 level; and the subject General Paper/Knowledge and Inquiry. This gives direct admission to the 3yr programme
Secondary School Certificate, with at least 70% overall grade
National Senior Certificate (with endorsement), with at least 70% overall grade or National Senior Certificate with at least 70% overall grade obtained after completion of the IEB exams + the remark that the student has met the minimum requirements for admission to bachelor’s degree programmes
General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) in 6 subjects with marks ranging from A-C and 3 advanced with S score (general english does not count as one of the 3 subjects) and 30% for the common general test. Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level): These diplomas should be submitted to Nuffic for assessment.
General Secondary Education Certificate – Scientific Section with an average grade of 60% or higher
Senior High School Diploma / Year 12 with minimum overall average school of 70%
Certificate of Secondary Education (at least 6 subjects with grades A-B) plus Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (at least 1 subject principal pass)
Certificate of Secondary Education (at least 5 subjects with grades A-B) plus Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (at least 2 subjects with principal pass and 1 subject with subsidiary pass)
Certificate of Secondary Education ("Matayom 6"): at least 6 subjects with grades A-C / min. 2.8 and overall GPA 2.8
Diplôme du Baccalauréat with minimum average grade of 70%
Lise Diplomasi or Teknik Lisesi Diploması with GPA 3.5 or above (70%)
Orta bilim hakynda Sahadatnama (Certificate of secondary education) with minimum average score of 3.5 out of 5
General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (General / Religious) of at least 70%
Uganda Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) in 6 subjects with grades 1-6 + Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with 1 subject Principal pass (total of 6 different subjects)
Attestat
This diploma may qualify for direct admission into a 3-year Bachelor programme. Check the University’s website for further information.
High School Diploma (accredited schools only), min GPA 2.75 (grade C+, 77%) with minimum 4 academic subjects/16 credits (please note this could be vmbo-t, havo or vwo level, depending on subjects, grades, Aps, Honour etc)
Akademik Litsey Diplomi/ Attestat, or O’rta ma’lumot to’g’risida shahodatnoma with minimum average score of 3.5 out of 5
Kasb-Hunar Kolleji Diplomi (Diploma of professional college)
Titulo de Educacion Media General with a minimum score of 14 out of 20
Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc / Bang Trung Hoc Pho Thong / Bang Tu Tai
/ Baccalaureate / Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung. Min. GPA 7.0. Gifted school with a GPA of 8.0 or more may qualify for direct admission for the 3 yr programme
Secondary School Final Examination Result, or Preparatory School Certificate and General Secondary School Certificate (Al Thanawiya) of at least 70%
Zambia School Certificate / General Certificate of Education with 6 subjects grades 1-6 and average grade 4.
Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education with 5 O-levels subjects scores A-B and 2 Advanced subjects excluding native language (

The Foundation Programmes lead to 3-year Bachelor’s programmes and require the following specific subjects:

  • All Bachelor’s degree programmes require: Maths
  • Alternative subjects: Statistics, Algebra, Geometry, Accounting and Calculus will be considered instead of Maths

English Academic Preparation Programme Entry Requirements (Bachelor's)

Certifikatë të Kualifikimit Profesional / Vërtetim (certificate) / Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore / Maturës Shtetërore Profesionale
Certificado de Habilitações
Attestat / Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education
Baccalaureat / Brevet d’Enseignement / Professionel Superieur (BEPS)
Attestat/Certificate of General Secondary Education
ATAR score between 60 and 85 or an OP between 17 and 8.
Higher Secondary Certificate (vocational elements) / Higher Secondary Certificate (Humanities/Sciences/Business Studies) / Alim Certificate
Attestat with minimum GPA 7.0 (Атэстат aб агульнай сярэдняй адукацыі / Аттестат об общем среднем образовании / Certificate of completed secondary general education)
Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate, grades of 35% (or 7)
Certificado de Conclusão de 2º Grau / Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio
Baccalaureate de l’Enseignement Secondaire / General Certificate of Education: 4 subjects at O-level grades A,B of C) + 2 subjects at Advanced.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) / High School diploma (from one of the English speaking provinces)
CXC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate), 5 CXC passes at grade 3
Senior middle school graduation certificate (gaozhong)
Bachiller Academico / Bachiller Technólogo
Diplome d'État / Diplôme d'État d'Études Secondaires du Cycle Long
Bachiller en Educacion Media (rama académica)
Bachiler Modalidad General
Bachiller en Ciencias/Humanidades / Bachiller Técnico
General Secondary Education Certificate (shahâdat itmâm al-dirâsa al-thânawiyya al-`âmma) / Al Azhar Secondary Education Certificate (al-shahâda al-thânawiyya al-azhariyya) / Technical Institute Diploma (diblôm al-ma`âhid al-fanniyya)
Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate / Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (min 6 subjects with grades A, B or C)
Baccalauréat Général / Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré / Baccalauréat Technologique
West African Senior (Secondary) School Certificate (WAEC)/Senior Secondary School Certificate. Min 6 subjects with grades A, B or C or A1 t/m C6.
General Education Certificate
West African Senior (Secondary) School Certificate (WAEC) / Senior Secondary School Certificate. Min 6 subjects with grades A, B or C or A1 t/m C6.
Hongkong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) in 5 subjects with grades 2 t/m 5, including English and Chinese.
Hongkong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) in 6 subjects with grades 3 t/m 5 for English and Chinese and grades 2 t/m 5 for Maths and Liberal Studies and 2 other subjects (in total 6 subjects).
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in 6 subjects with grades 3 t/m 5 or A t/m E .
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in 6 subjects with grades 3 t/m 5 or A t/m C + Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary Level Examinations (HKASLE) with grades A t/m E.
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in 6 subjects with grades 3 t/m 5 or A t/m C + Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) with grades A t/m E.
Standard XII diploma (academic stream): Intermediate Examination Certificate / Higher Secondary School Certificate / Senior Secondary (12th Class) Examination Certificate/All India Senior School Certificate / All India School certificate at 55% or higher and mathematics at 55% or higher
Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional + Ijazah SMA
Pre-University Certificate (till 2019) / Certificate of Completion of Secondary Studies combined with Pre-University Certificate (till 2019) / Certificate of Completion of Secondary School Studies (from 2020) / Associate Degree (kârdânî)
Secondary School Certificate (wathîqa madrasiyya / al-marhallaal-i‘dâdiyya) / Baccalaureate Certificate
Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré / Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire
High School Certificate of Graduation
General Secondary Education Certificate
Orta bilim turaly attestat / Attestat o srednjem obrazovanii -Аттестат об среднем образовании / Oрта білім туралы аттестат / Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) Grade 12 certificate
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with grades A-C in 6 subjects
High School Certificate (general high school) / Korea High School Graduation Equivalency Examination Certificate
Diplomë per kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë - Profesionale / Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë
Completion Certificate of Secondary Stage
Аттестат о среднем образовании / Attestat o srednjem obrazovanii / Жалпы орто билим туралуу аттестат / Zhalpy orto bilim turaluu attestat
Baccalauréat / Bac II / Baccalauréat Libanais / Baccalauréat General
Secondary School Certificate
Malawi School Certificate of Education with at least 6 grades with scores A, B or C
Bachiller / Bachiller Técnico / Certificado de Bachillerato + Certificado Completo/Certificado de preparatorias / Certificado de Estudios (Prep.tec. multicultural)
Attestation du Baccalauréat / Baccalauréat Technique
Certificado de Habilitacoes
Secondary school certificate not eligible for admission
Namibia Senior Secondary Education Certificate. Min. 25 points for 5 best subjects.
HSEB Certificate (humanities/sciences or management/science)
West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC) with grades A-C or A1-C6 in at least 6 subjects / Senior School Certificate (NECO) with grades A1 or B2-3 in 6 subjects
General Secondary Education Certificate
Higher Secondary School Certificate / Intermediate School Certificate with a final result of at least grade C
Bachillerato / Bachiler
Diploma/Certificado de qualificação profissional de nivel 3 + Diploma/Certificado/Certidão do Ensino Secundário
Both Junior High School Diploma and High School Diploma are not eligible for admission
New certificate, QSSC / Thanawaya Ama Qatari (School Leaving Certificate)
Attestat o srednem obsjtsjem obrazovanii / Diplom o srednem professionalnom obrazovanii (second level)
Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education / Professional Certificate of Secondary Education A2 (Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires Professionnelles A2)
Secondary School graduation certificate (scientific section) / General Secondary Examination Certificate/ shahâdat itmâm al-dirrâsa al-thânawiyya l-`âmma (Certificate of Completion of General Secondary Education)
Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level in 2 H2 content-based subjects + Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' level in 4 subjects (A-C grades) (total of 6 different subjects).
Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level in 3 H2 + 1 H1 content-based vakken + the subject General Paper/ Knowledge and Inquiry (in total 5 different subjects).
Secondary School Certificate
National Senior Certificate (with endorsement)
General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) with 6 subjects with grade A, B or C /.
General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) with at least a S for 3 subjects and a score of at least 30% for the Common General Test.
Senior High School Diploma / Senior High School Certificate of Graduation
Certificate of Secondary Education (with at least 6 exam subjects with grades A t/m C) plus het Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 1 subject with principal pass.
Certificate of Secondary Education (with at least 5 subjects with grades A t/m C) plus Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 2 subjects with principal pass and 1 subject with subsidiary pass.
Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom 6)
Baccalauréat
Teknik Lisesi Diploması / Lise Diploması
Orta bilim hakynda Sahadatnama (Certificate of secondary education)
General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (General / Religious) of at least 60%
Uganda Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) in 6 subjects with grades 1-6 + Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with at least 2 subjects Principal pass and 1 subject Subsidiary pass (total 6 different subjects).
Uganda Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) in 6 subjects with grades 1-6 + Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with 1 subject Principal pass (total of 6 different subjects).
Uganda Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) in 6 subjects with result 1-6 + Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with at least 2 subjects Principal pass and result A, B of C (total 6 different subjects).
Atestat pro zagal’nu serednyu osvitu / Certificate of completed secondary education (until 2019) / Свідоцтво про здобуття повної загальної середньої освіти -Svidotstvo pro zdobuttia povnoi zagalnoi serednoi osvity’ (from 2019) + Dyplom kvalifikovanogo robitnika / Qualified worker Svidotstvo pro bazovu zagal’nu serednyu osvitu (level II)
All applications will be assessed individually
Ўрта маълумот тўғрисида шаҳодатнома / O’rta ma’lumot to’g’risida shahodatnoma / Akademik Litsey Diplomi (Diploma of Academic Lyceum) / Kasb-Hunar Kolleji Diplomi (Diploma of professional college)
Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc / Bang Trung Hoc Pho Thong / Bang Tu Tai/ Baccalaureate / Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung
Secondary School Final Examination Result of at least 70%
Zambia School Certificate / General Certificate of Education with 6 subjects grades A, B or C.
Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level (at least 5 relevant examination subjects with final result A-C) plus the Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advance Level with at least 2 subjects.

The English Academic Preparation Programme leads to 4-year Bachelor’s programmes

English Language Entry Requirements

In line with the Code of Conduct, THPC also can accept the following proof of English language ability:

  • Cambridge B2 First (previously First Certificate English- FCE)
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (previously Cambridge Advanced English – CAE)
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (previously Cambridge Proficiency English – CPE)
  • International Baccalaureate English A Language and Literature SL or HL, grade 4
  • Students from any country with American Highschool
  • Students from any country with GCSE English
  • Students who studied in an English-speaking country for at least 3 years in a row (UK, Ireland, US, Canada (Except for Quebec), Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Malta and who have one of these diplomas with English as an exam subject;
  • Students holding one of the diplomas of the exemption list as set by the Code of Conduct committee with English as an exam subject (selected EU countries)
  • TOEIC:
    • January intake – Listening and Reading 620 and Speaking and Writing 260
    • September intake – Listening and Reading 600 and Speaking and Writing 240

If test centres in your country are closed due to unsafe situations, we can accept the TOEFL iBT Home Edition.

Please note that if your diploma was issued within one of these education systems, but schooling took place in a non-English speaking country, we reserve the right to ask you to submit a language test.

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CV guidelines

What to include: 

  • The course and college you are applying for 
  • Your contact details 
  • A short personal profile (2-3 sentences)
  • Your educational background 
  • Any volunteering or work experience you have (include the organisation’s name and the dates you worked) 
  • Any other achievements, qualifications and skills 
  • Recommended length: 1 page max

What to avoid: 

  • Feeling pressured to have a long CV – we know you are likely only starting your experience

CV example: https://europa.eu/europass/en/create-europass-cv

Personal Statement guidelines

What to include:

  • The course and college you are applying for 
  • What made you choose the course and why it is right for you 
  • What made you choose the college and why it is right for you 
  • Some examples of experiences or subjects you followed that indicate you are suited for your choice, such as volunteering, competitions or results at school
  • If you are applying after a gap in your academics, explain what you have been doing since you graduated school and why you want to continue your studies
  • Recommended length: 300-500 words 

What to avoid: 

  • Generally talking about university and not addressing your specific motivation for applying to our college 
  • Stories and examples that are very personal, if they do not directly relate to your course or college choice

Personal Statement example: https://europa.eu/europass/en/create-europass-cover-letter

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