Admission requirements

International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies 

The programme for you?

Do you want to understand how the arts and the cultural industries are organised? And do you want to use your theoretical insights to play a part in this fascinating world? Do you want to develop original and well-founded ideas about how to produce, enjoy and disseminate culture? And are you willing to share your knowledge and experience with your fellow international students? Then this is the programme for you. 

Entry Requirements

Please note: 

  • Whether or not your diploma and/or language test report are at the required level, will be determined by the Admissions Office of Erasmus University Rotterdam. No rights can be derived from the overview below.
  • You can complete and submit your application even when you have not yet obtained your diploma and/or proof of English proficiency.

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Diploma requirements

You are eligible for admission if you meet any of the following requirements:

  • A Dutch vwo diploma.
  • A 'propedeuse' diploma from the first year of a four-year Dutch hbo programme.
  • A statement of successfully finishing the first year of a Bachelor’s degree programme at a Dutch university.
  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.
  • A European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma.
  • A secondary or high school diploma which gives access to a research university, such as the German Abitur. If you completed secondary education which in your country provides access to a research university, you are usually also eligible for admission to Dutch universities. If you are in doubt, please refer to the list of most common diplomas that grant you eligibility to studying at a research university. All diplomas will be assessed.
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English language requirements

Non-native speakers of English are required to demonstrate proof of proficiency in English through any of the following:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 90. All subscores should be at least 20.
  • IELTS Academic (International English language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.5 overall. Subscores should be at least 6.0.
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) at least grade C.
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English).
  • Dutch vwo grade of 7.0 or higher in English.
  • International Baccalaureate with English A or B at Higher Level, or English A at Standard Level.
  • European Baccalaureate with English as first or second language.

English tests must not be older than two years at the time of application. If you have not yet taken any English test, we recommend that you take the IELTS or TOEFL.

Proof of English proficiency is not required if you have obtained a diploma of secondary education in Australia, Canada (other than Quebec), New Zealand, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, or Ireland.