Admission criteria and 21+ test

Here you can read about the admission criteria for our bachelor’s programme. Do you not meet the admission criteria? Do you still think you can meet the level of the program? Then take the Kronenburgh 21+ admission test.

Admission Criteria BTEC 4-5 HNC HND Associate and Bachelors

Pre education requirements

  • Dutch education: MBO4-, HAVO-, VWO-diploma,
  • International education:
    • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business,
    • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English,
    • Other related UK Level 3 qualifications,
    • European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong learning (EQF): level 4 EQF,
    • An international equivalent of the above.


  • Dutch education: Mathematics and Economics in the curriculum at mbo, havo or vwo.
  • International Education: An A* to C grade GCSE Maths and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths, prior to starting the course.

If the admission requirements are not met, but it is expected that the program will still be successfully completed, there is the option of making the Kronenburgh IBS IQ test. Or first take the foundation year.

Required level of English

  • Dutch education: English in the curriculum at mbo, havo or vwo.
  • International Education:
  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B1 with good marks (we prefer B2),
  • PTE 51,
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5,
  • or equivalent,
  • Students that have studied in English for last two years.

In case of insufficient mastery, a language course can be followed at the Kronenburgh Language College in The Hague.

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Legal Residency in The Hague at Kronenburgh International Business School

21+ test

The test is also called a 21+ test, but you can also take the test if you are not yet 21+. The admission test consists of a capacity test and an English language test. It is not mandatory to do both parts if you can provide evidence that you are already at the right level for one part (ability test or English level test).

You can send the registration form (see in Word or PDF) to You will then receive an invoice. As soon as the payment has been made, the purchase can be scheduled. Both tests can be taken in one half-day in our college building or online.

Capacity test

We use the following capability test: Differential Aptitude Test (DAT) Next Generation. The test consists of three parts: figure series, number series and analogies. These three components together provide insight into a person’s general intelligence. Getting the three scores together in one’s abilities to acquire at the desired level. The 3 parts of the DAT are adaptive. This means that the test will adapt to your level. Your future score will depend on the more difficult questions you have answered.

We advise you to prepare well in advance and therefore to delve into the type of questions.

The test takes about 1.5 hours to complete.

We charge € 125,- for participation in the capacity test.

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English language test

The English language test focuses on the parts: reading, listening, writing and speaking. The purpose of the test is to determine your level of English. You must have at least B1 at the start of the Bachelor’s program, but preferably you have level B2.

We charge € 99,- for participation in the English Language test. The test takes approximately 1 hour. The test can be made in our building.

IELTS training and test

If it turns out that you do not have the correct level of English, we advise you to follow an IELTS course at, for example, the Kronenburgh Language College in The Hague.

The Kronenburgh English language test does not grant admission to an English University. For this you have to take the IELTS test. This is also possible during the first academic year of our Bachelor programme. The level you need to achieve differs per university: IELTS 5.5 to 6 is often used. If the choice is made to take the IELTS test prior to the start of our Bachelor programme, the language test as part of the admission test at Kronenburgh may be cancelled. IELTS test can be done at any bltc-testcentre in your country.