Admission exam – colloquium doctum B-ES / B-AC / B-CW
If you do not meet the admission requirements of a bachelor’s programme, and you are at least 21 years of age at the start of the programme, you may consider taking an entrance exam, the ‘colloquium doctum’.
The fee for taking the colloquium doctum exam is €100, payable on the day of the exam. Applicants who do not pay are not allowed to participate and/or do not receive their exam result.
During the exam the candidate’s knowledge of the outlines and major events in the history of the Western world will be tested (both factual questions and opinion (essay) questions).
- Mark Mazower, Dark Continent. Europe's Twentieth Century, London: Penguin Press, 1998.
- Geoffrey Barraclough, An introduction to Contemporary History, Harmondsworth (etc.): Penguin, Pelican Books, 1981.
English bachelor’s programme in European Studies and in Arts and Culture:
Candidates who pass the colloquium doctum and submit proof of proficiency in the English language by submitting proof of passing one the following examination within the last two years (IELTS of at least 6.0; or TOEFL of at least 550 paper-based/213 computerbased/80 internet-based), will be admitted to the English bachelor programmes European Studies and Arts and Culture. Native English speakers can apply for exemption from this English proficiency test.
Dutch bachelor’s programme in Cultuurwetenschappen:
Candidates who pass the colloquium doctum and submit proof of proficiency in the Dutch language (submit proof of having passed the following exam within the last two years: “NT2: Dutch as second language”) will be admitted to the Dutch bachelor programme Cultuurwetenschappen. Native Dutch speakers can apply for exemption from this Dutch proficiency test.
How to apply for participation in the colloquium doctum exam?
Please complete the application form attached and please return it to the address indicated.
Furthermore your application should include:
- a photocopy of your passport;
- copies of relevant diplomas;
- a survey of previous education and experience.
The complete application should be received on 1 May in order to guarantee participation in the colloquium doctum exam. Please take this into account when sending your application!
In the beginning of May (at the latest) you will receive further information on the exact date, time and location of the exam that will be scheduled at the beginning of June 2013.
If you pass the colloquium doctum exam and submit the requested proof of English or Dutch language proficiency (see above) you will be presented a certificate which qualifies you to enrol for the bachelor programme.
For more information on admission exams, please contact the Examination Board of this programmme by e-mail.