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PPE Diploma requirements

In this list we have included examples of accepted diplomas.

Please note that our diploma list may be updated for future intakes. No rights can be derived from this list and the final decision on admission to the programme will be determined by the PPE Admission Board and the International Office.

A final decision will only be taken after you have submitted a complete online application for admission. As the admissions process for PPE is selective, meeting the diploma requirement does not guarantee that you are accepted in the programme. The selection committee evaluates your application file as a whole, considering all factors.

Therefore, the only way to determine whether you are eligible for admission is by submitting an official application via Studielink and providing all required documentation in our student portal VUnet.

Diploma/GPA/Mathematics:

  • Asia

    Singapore

    Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level in 3 H2 + 1 H1 content-based subjects + General Paper/Knowledge and Inquiry (5 different subjects in total)

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    BA-level in MathematicsYes
  • Europe

    Austria

    Reifeprüfung/Matura awarded by an Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    minimum GPA of 2,0 or “Ausgezeichneter Erfolg"Realgymnasium profile with MathematikYes

    Belgium

    • Algemeen Secondair Onderwijs (ASO) 
    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    71/100 or 14.5/204-uursvariant wiskundeYes
    • Certificat d’enseignement Sécondaire Supérieur
    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    71/100 or 14.5/20stream mathematics and/or scienceYes

    Finland

    • Ylioppilastutkintotodistus
    • Studentexamenbevis
    • Matriculation Examination Certificate
    GPA (last 2 years of high school)MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    Magna Cum Laude Approbatur (M) 5Mathematics A (advanced)Yes

    France

    Baccalauréat Général

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    13.5Stream: ES, S.
    Maths Complémentaires (3h)  
    Yes
    N.B. Students in the OIB (British/American) are exempt.

    Germany

    Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    2,0Mathematics Grundkurs as Prüfungsfach or Mathematics erhöhtem Anforderungsniveau (eA)/LeistungsfachYes

    Greece

    Apolityrio Genikou Lykeiou

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    16,8Pure sciences or Technology Stream with min. 14/20 for mathematicsYes

    Hungary

    Gimnaziumi Erettsegi Bizonyitvany

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    4,0Mathematics Ordinary levelYes

    Ireland

    Leaving Certificate with at least 6 exam subjects incl. 2 subjects at higher level (no lower than H4)

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    B3/H3Mathematics Higher levelNo

    Italy

    Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame di Stato Conclusivo

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    84Mathematics in the Liceo Scientifico or Liceo Classico streamYes

    Luxembourg

    Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    44any section excluding Section A (langues vivantes)Yes

    Norway

    Vitnemål for Videregående Opplaering with a clear academic focus

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    4.5Mathematics S1+S2/R1/R1+R2Yes

    Spain

    Bachillerato (Titulo de Bachiller) and the PAU/EBAU/EVAU with a score of 7.2 for each of the 4-5 exams of the fase obligatoria 

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    7.2 (60% Bachillerato, 40% university admission exam)Passing grade for the Mathematicas applicadas in ciencias sociales or Matemáticas II examYes

    Turkey

    Lise Diplomasi obtained at a highly ranked school with a cumulative GPA of 80 percent on the final diploma.

    GPA (last 2 years of high school)MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    85%Advanced Mathematics with a minimum score of 75% calculated over the last 2 yearsYes

    United Kingdom

    At least 3 GCE A-levels (A2) in general, academic subjects with an A*, A, B or C grade + 3 GCSE’s with grade A*, A, B or C/grade 4-9 in six different subjects.

    GPA (last 2 years of high school)MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    B (with B, B, C as the lowest possible combination)A-level in Mathematics, minimum grade CExempt if the diploma was obtained in the UK
  • North America

    USA

    High school diploma (accredited by an official US education board) with at least 4 College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exam certificates, with minimum grade 4 for at least three AP's and no score lower than 3. Please upload a digital copy of your AP score report if you have already obtained any AP results at the moment of applying.

    GPA (last 2 years of high school)MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    B+AP Calculus AB or BC, minimum grade 3Exempt if the diploma was obtained in the USA.
    In case of a high school diploma obtained outside of the USA an exemption only applies to students with an AP exam English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition minimum grade 4
  • South America

    Surinam

    VWO Diploma

    GPA (last 2 years of high school)MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    7.0Wiskunde QNo
  • International

    European Baccalaureate

    GPA (last 2 years of high school)MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    8.33 periods MathematicExempt with English L1 or L2, minimum grade 6

    International Baccalaureate Diploma

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    31 points excl. TOK and Extended EssayMathematics SL/HL, Applications & Interpretation HL, Analysis & Approaches SL/HL Exempt if language of instruction is English

    International A-levels

    At least 3 GCE A-levels (A2) in general, academic subjects with an A*, A, B or C grade 

    GPA (last 2 years of high school)MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    B (with B, B, C as the lowest possible combination)A-level in Mathematics, minimum grade CExempt if an A-level English Language or English Language & Literature is obtained with minimum grade B


    VASVU

    GPA MathematicsEnglish language test needed?
    7/10 GPA calculated over all your VASVU exam resultsVWO Wiskunde A The VASVU English exam does not suffice to meet the English language requirements, so an additional language test is required (see: proof of sufficient proficiency in English).