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Undergraduate courses

Each programme will have slightly different requirements, both in terms of overall points and certain subjects, so please check the relevant subject in the undergraduate on-line prospectus.

Normally Ulster University welcomes applications from students with:


  • Students must have passed their Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) Diplomas with a Grade of 7 or above.


  • Students must have passed their HBO Propedeuse with a Grade of 7 or above.


  • Students must have passed their MBO Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs diploma with a Grade of 7 or above (Only awarded up to 1999).


  • Students must have passed their MBO Middenkaderopleiding (Level 4) with a Grade of 7 or above (Only awarded up to 1999).
  • Students who have passed the Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma / Senior general secondary education will need to pass a recognised UK Foundation/Access Course.

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Postgraduate courses

Typically we require applicants for taught programmes to hold the equivalent of a UK first degree (usually in a relevant subject area). Please refer to the specific entry requirements for your chosen course of study as outlined in the online prospectus. We consider students who have good grades in the following:


  • Students must hold a Getuigschrift Hoger Beroepsonderwijs (HBO) (Higher Professional Education Diploma) or Kandidaatsexamen/Bachelors Degree in the relevant subject with a minimum overall average of 7.

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GCSE Math requirements

  • Must have achieved a Grade 7 or above in Maths as part of the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO).

English Language Entry Requirements

Normally the minimum English language entry requirement is IELTS (academic) of 6.0 (with no band score of less than 5.5).

Some of our courses ask for a higher score.

If you do not meet the English language requirement we will give you a conditional offer subject to you meeting the requirement before the commencement of the course.

We accept a wide range of alternative English language examinations and tests so please check the list of other accepted tests

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