If you enjoy working with children and you are looking forward to doing so in an international setting, then this course is the perfect first step towards an exciting career! Especially in these times, because the demand for primary teachers at international schools is high and once you have completed your studies, you will be ready to teach at international schools around the world.
During your studies, you will learn what it means to be a teacher by gaining extensive teaching experience in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond. The practical and personal approach of this course enables you to become a highly skilled and fully qualified primary school teacher at international schools.
Jobs in this field are inspiring and creative, but they also require a sense of responsibility. Fortunately, your newly acquired skills can be used to support and teach children of different ages, nationalities, cultures and talents. Additionally, you can communicate professionally with parents and work on your own, with your colleagues, or with other education professionals.
To be admitted to one of the bachelor programmes you have to meet certain admission requirements. NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognises the following general international qualifications:
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma
High School diploma from an accredited institution
Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes (final grade A, B or C) and two ‘AS’ level passes. These six passes combined must all be in different subjects.
Associate, bachelor's or master's degree
Furthermore, some of our bachelor programmes may demand additional entry requirements.
If you are aged 21 or older and would like to enrol at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, but do not currently meet the admission requirements, you are invited to register for the entrance examination.
All non-EEA applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EEA students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is listed here, the additional English language test is not required.
NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts four kinds of official language tests:
Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) and 80 (internet-based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to NHL Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for NHL Stenden is 9215.
Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (169, or higher).
TOEIC 670 (Listening and Reading) and 290 (Speaking and Writing).
Please note: If you do not have the appropriate level, it is possible to enrol in our English Preparatory Language Course.
Start date: September
Duration: 4 years, full-time
Tuition fee (annual):
EU students = €2,168
Non-EU students = €8,350
EU: 15 August
Non-EU: 31 May