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Admissions policy

PPLE uses its admissions procedure to bring together a group of talented and motivated students who will finish their Bachelor's degree within three years and with good results. The PPLE programme is focused on recruiting ambitious, talented, intellectually curious and socially responsible students who are looking for interdisciplinary challenges within their studies.


The selection criteria are intended to contribute to enhancing students’ motivation, progress and commitment to the programme, and to a high quality of the teaching and learning process based on more engaging student-teacher interactions.  

Besides the basic entry requirements, PPLE utilizes other data such as the grades obtained, score on a written exam (essay), motivation letter and interview to determine the candidates’ suitability for the programme. The selection is done on the basis of established criteria. 

Admissions procedure PPLE

Organisation of Admission


The Dean of the Faculty of Law makes a final decision regarding who will be offered a conditional place.

Admissions Committee

The admissions committee:

  • Decides which candidates will be invited to attend an interview.
  • Decides who will be offered a conditional place, and sends this as an advice to the Dean of the Faculty of Law.
  • Decides on the selection criteria.
  • Decides on possible exemptions to the selection criteria.

The Admissions Committee consists of the Director of Education (chair) and two PPLE lecturers. The Admissions officer is secretary to the Admissions Committee. 

Admissions office 

The Admissions office:

  • Is responsible for processing all applications for admission. 
  • Checks the completeness of application forms.
  • Checks applications to determine the candidates’ admissibility.
  • Organises the interviews.
  • Provides a secretary to the Admissions Committee and provides information about the candidates.
  • Provides students with information about all the steps that need to be taken before entering the programme.
  • Takes care of the administration of all necessary data. 
  • Applies for visas for international students. 
  • Ensures that international students receive assistance after they arrive in The Netherlands. 

Examinations Board

The Examinations Board deals with complaints from students concerning the Admissions procedure.