Are you interested in earning a Bachelor’s Degree at Ede University of Applied Sciences (CHE)? See our Q&A on studying at CHE.
Q&A on earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CHE
Which programmes can I choose?
Am I able to follow the Dutch programmes if I am not a native speaker?
A hard requirement is obtaining a diploma Nt2 (B2-level) or CNaVT (B2-level or C1-level). These exams are the language proficiency exams for adult non-native speakers who want to study or work in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, if you do not have one of these diplomas, we cannot admit you for a Dutch-taught-programme.
Am I able to study at CHE with my diploma?
Did you get your diploma in your home country and would you like to study at CHE? First you will have to determine that your diploma is generally acceptable for access to Dutch higher education. In this overview (https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/diploma/education-systems) you can compare your diploma to the Dutch diploma system. In the Netherlands, students must have the ‘havo’ diploma to gain access at CHE.
Please note that CHE decides whether to admit you or not.
Do you not have the required previous education, but are you 21 years or older? Then you could apply for the entrance exams. During these exams, we will test your knowledge in the subjects Dutch, English, History and Social Studies. If you pass, you can start with the hbo study of your choice at CHE. Please note that all entrance exams are in Dutch and that you still have to meet the language requirements (Dutch on B2 level). There is no possibility to take the exams in English.
Will I need a Visa during my stay in the Netherlands?
EU citizens: Citizens of the EU, the EEA and Switzerland do not need a student visa or resident permit to enter and stay in the Netherlands. If you are planning to stay longer than 90 days, and that will be the case if you would like to follow a fulltime bachelor, you must register with the municipality as soon as possible after your arrival.
Non EU citizens: For a stay exceeding 90 days, you will need a residence permit for study. If you also need an entry visa, depends on your nationality. Nationals of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea do not need an entry visa. All other non EU nationals need an entry visa as well.
If you are admitted to a fulltime study at CHE, the university can apply for a (visa and) residence permit for study for you, provided you meet the requirements for obtaining a residence permit (for more information, see https://ind.nl/en/study/Pages/study-at-university.aspx or email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
The visa needs to be picked up at an embassy/consulate in your home country. Nationals who do not need a visa, can travel to The Netherlands freely. The residence permit needs to be picked up in The Netherlands, within 90 days after arrival.
How do I apply for a visa?
Are you going to study full time at CHE? Your visa and residence permit will be arranged by us. If you are going to follow one of our short semester programmes, click here for more information on your visa procedure.
If you want to follow a complete bachelor or master (full time): you will receive more information via email about applying for a residence permit for study and your rights and obligations. Are you planning to study part time at the CHE? Unfortunately, we can only apply for a residence permit for full time students. As a part time student, you will have to arrange your own residence permit. See www.ind.nl and www.nuffic.nl for more information on how to apply for a visa.
I do not have an interest in completing a Bachelor. Do you also offer short term programmes?
Yes, we do. We offer programmes in the Fall semester each year, from September until November, and from September until February. These are all in English and you are very welcome to join them.