Students whose suitability is assessed upon enrolment change their study programme far less frequently and are less likely to fall behind in their studies. Selection helps students to make a well-considered choice of study programme. Selected students also create a more ambitious study climate and feel a stronger bond with the programme.
Selection not for all Bachelor's programmes
Despite the advantages it offers, selection will not be implemented for every programme. Students holding a pre-university diploma (VWO) are entitled to study at university. The universities will therefore always offer a sufficient number of programmes without a selection process in order to guarantee this accessibility. There are a number of programmes for which selection is permitted:
- programmes with an enrolment quota;
- small-scale and residential education (e.g. University Colleges);
- all Master's programmes.