This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Universities of Professional Education, Hoger Beroepsonderwijs, HBO institutes, HTS.
First degree/qualification: professional title, ing, or baccalaureus, bc.
Maximum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 7.0/10.0
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: See description.
Documents required: Official record of courses and marks earned: i.e., grade list (cifferlijst), evaluation list (beoordelingslijst), transcript. All documents in Dutch and English.
Description: Formerly known as higher technical schools (HTS) these professional schools along with the universities are part of Dutch higher education. HBO diploma programs are more professionally oriented than the university level programs; minimum admission requirement is the HAVO (senior secondary education) diploma representing 12-13 years of education. The programs are usually four years long; the first year is the propedeuse, the second advanced theoretical training, the third year is mainly practical training of 6-10 months duration, and the fourth year is for independent study with completion of a paper and/or final project. Because of the length of the practical training component we view an HBO diploma as admissible with possible deficiencies.
*conditional pass - acceptable only with a minimum overall average of 6.0/10.0
Language of instruction: Dutch.
Advanced degrees: Master's degrees, professionally oriented.
Last updated: Aug 02, 2005