Selection works


Students whose suitability is assessed upon enrolment change their study programme far less frequently and are less likely to fall behind in their studies. Selection helps students to make a well-considered choice of study programme. Selected students also create a more ambitious study climate and feel a stronger bond with the programme.

Selection not for all Bachelor's programmes
Despite the advantages it offers, selection will not be implemented for every programme. Students holding a pre-university diploma (VWO) are entitled to study at university. The universities will therefore always offer a sufficient number of programmes without a selection process in order to guarantee this accessibility. There are a number of programmes for which selection is permitted:

  • programmes with an enrolment quota;
  • small-scale and residential education (e.g. University Colleges);
  • all Master's programmes.