Submit English language test results

A sufficient proficiency in English is an admission requirement for all English-taught programmes. You will need to submit proof of your proficiency in English as part of the application.


Your results can be verified online depending on the language test that you completed. We can verify online results for the IELTS Academic, TOEFL iBT, & C1/C2 Cambridge exams when you send a scan of your official certificate to admissions [at] (admissions[at]ru[dot]nl). Please make sure that all information on the certificate is clearly legible. 

Make sure you submit your language test results before the submission deadlines. Please note that if we are able to verify your scores online, you do not need to send us a certified copy of your English language certificate by post.

Submission deadlines

The below deadlines are for both Dutch and English language certificates and apply to the verification of your results either done online or by processing your certified copy sent by post.

For non-EU/EEA students

1 June, in order to start the visa procedure.

For EU/EEA students applying for a Numerus Fixus programme

31 July for English-taught Bachelor’s in Biology and Psychology, in order to comply with the Selection and Placement regulations. 

If you are not able to meet this deadline, you can apply to extend the deadline to 31 August. The extension request must be completed before 31 July. See the Selection and Placement website for more information.

For all other EU/EEA students

15 August for all other programmes in order to activate and use your student account before the start of classes.

If you are not able to meet these deadlines, please contact Student Admissions via admissions [at] (admissions[at]ru[dot]nl). Before sending us any documents, please read the explanation of what we mean by 'certified copy' on to ensure that you send the correct documents for enrolment.