As of September 2020, Tio University of Applied Sciences also offers Associate degree programmes (pending accreditation by the NVAO). An Associate degree is a 2-year bachelor programma (hbo in Dutch), after which you can immediately get started in the professional field. The programme offers professional knowledge and skills that you can immediately apply in practice.
The Associate degree programmes are set up in collaboration with the business world, based on the special desire for employees with a level of education that lies between mbo4 (vocational training programme) and a bachelors degree.
At Tio University of Applied Sciences you can choose between the following Associate degrees:
Admission requirements Associate degree
- Havo, vwo (any profile), mbo4-diploma.
- Comparable diploma, e.g.: German Fachhochschulreife or Abitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), British GCE A-levels, French Baccalaureat, American High School (incl. a college preparatory programme) or secondary business education.
- CEFR: ≥ B2. TOEFL: iBT ≥ 75-80 points (Institutional TOEFL code Tio: 4764). IELTS academic: ≥ 6.0. Cambridge exam: ≥ 160 points / Cambridge First Certificate.
- Are you 21+ years old and do you not meet the admission requirements? Based on a personal interview and an assessement, you may still be admitted to the Ad programme.