Applying for admission

Applying for Global Project and Change Management

We'll guide you through each step of our admissions procedure for Global Project and Change Management.

Selective programme

Global Project and Change Management (WHC) is a selective programme: we can't accept more than eighty students a year. Windesheim Honours College officially selects students for the Global Project and Change Management programme in accordance with the obtainment of the ‘small scale and intensive label’ from the NVAO. This will be achieved through a holistic selection procedure to find out whether you would be the right kind of student for our learning community.

How to apply

Apply on Studielink

First, you have to apply for Global Project and Change Management on the Studielink website: this is a national enrolment system, which Dutch law requires everyone to use. Need help? Most questions are answered in the Studielink Guide. You can download it here. If you want to know something that isn't in the guide, please visit the Studielink information site or contact General Student Administration by calling +31 88 469 9120 or mailing gsabalie@windesheim.nl. Once you've registered, you'll receive an e-mail with detailed information about the Student/Programme Matching Test. The mail also tells you what documents you need to submit to complete your application.

Complete your application

Checklist of documents to collect:
•Diploma and grade list (predicted if not yet available)
•If your diploma isn't in English, Dutch or German: an official translation
•A copy of your passport/ID card
•Where relevant: a copy of both sides of your Dutch visa
•If married to a Dutch citizen: a copy of your partner's passport/ID card
•Two references (one professional, one academic)
•A passport-size photograph
•An admission essay

Important information about your documents
1.The documents need to be PDFs or Word documents; the photos need to be JPEGs.
2.Label the documents correctly: Surname, first name, student number, name of document (e.g. Smith, John 111222 diploma and grade list)
3.Try to get together all (or most) of the documents before sending in your application. The documents can then be attached to the Student/Programme Matching Test or sent together in one e-mail. 

Admission essay

Choose one of the following subjects and write a short essay about it. Your essay should be no more than eight hundred words (two typed pages):
Option 1: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so significant that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If that sounds like you, please share your story.
Option 2: Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?
Option 3: Describe a problem you've solved or would like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a social issue, an ethical dilemma or anything big or small that matters a lot to you. Explain why it matters so much and what steps you took or would like to take to solve the problem.

Please say which option you've chosen at the beginning of your essay. And make sure that the document has your name on it. 

Student/Programme Matching Test

Once you've applied for enrolment on Studielink, you'll receive an e-mail inviting you to take the Student/Programme Matching Test. The test provides us with extra information for the interview. It includes a short personal statement. 

What's the difference between a personal statement and an admission essay? 
In your personal statement, you explain why you want to study Global Project and Change Management. That means answering questions like these: Why would you like to study Global Project and Change Management? What kind of subjects are you interested in and what makes them interesting to you? Do you know what you want to do after you graduate? A personal statement helps the Board of Admissions understand why you want to study Global Project and Change Management while the assessment of your admission essay helps the Board understand more about you as a person. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers in this test!

Selection procedure

Once you've completed your application and your educational level has been assessed as equivalent to what we require, you'll be invited to a selection interview day. On the day, you'll do a group activity and have a personal interview lasting up to half an hour.

Group activity
You start your interview day by completing an assignment with three to six other applicants led by one of our lecturers. One of our current students will also join your activity to lend a helping hand and share their expertise. The activity will be assessed as input for the interview. 

Personal interview
You'll have a personal interview lasting up to half an hour. The aim is to get to know you better, so we can decide whether you're the right kind of student for our learning community. We'll ask you to explain more about your reasons for applying and to tell us what you expect from the programme and the learning community. 

Selection interview day dates
We've scheduled a number of dates for selection interview days. Most are in March and April. You'll be invited to come on a date that matches your availability and the availability of our staff. Please contact the Admissions Officer for the available dates and let us know which ones fit in best with your current studies, exam schedule, planned trips, etc. The Admissions Office will try to suggest a date that works out well for you.

Selection decision

After your interview, the Board of Admissions will make a decision to accept, conditionally accept or not accept your application. Depending on the number of applications we receive and how your application is assessed, you might be placed on a waiting list. The decision will be based on your whole file, including the outcome of your interview.

When will I find out what you've decided?
You'll receive an official e-mail telling you what we've decided no later than 1 May or 15 July, depending on the date of your selection interview day. If you're put on a waiting list, you'll hear before 15 July whether you've been accepted or not. If you are accepted or conditionally accepted, you'll receive more practical information about your enrolment closer to the start of the semester.

What's the difference between being accepted and conditionally accepted?
Conditional acceptance means you have to meet certain conditions before your acceptance is confirmed. The condition(s) might be getting your diploma or getting the required proficiency score in Maths or English. If you're accepted conditionally, but you fail to meet the conditions we've set before 1 July, you won't be able to start the programme.

Deadlines for September 2017 entry

 Registration  Deadlines
 First deadline 1 May 2017
 Deadline for Non-EU students 1 June 2017
 Final deadline for EU/EEA students 1 July 2017 
 Several selection days March and April

Important information for 2017 applicants!

If you want to apply for admission in September 2017, you can apply through Studielink (the national enrolment system) from 1 November 2016. However, the Student/Programme Matching Test will not be available until 1 December.