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Applicants can demonstrate their math proficiency through either their preparatory education results or through a valid math proficiency exam. Information on exams we accept and the minimum scores required can be found below. Candidates who are already meeting or expected to meet all of our minimum entry requirements at the time of application are given preference in our selection procedure. Therefore it is advised to take any supplementary test as soon as possible.


Several PPLE courses require advanced math skills. Therefore, proficiency in math is an important entry requirement for PPLE.

  • Please refer to the entry requirements overview and check whether you are meeting the mathematics requirement to PPLE College through your secondary education diploma.*
  • If your math grade is insufficient or if you are not taking the correct math course in high school you need to take a supplementary mathematics test to meet the math requirement.

*Please note that you are only exempted from a supplementary test if you obtained your diploma less than two years before the start of the progamme.

Supplementary mathematics exams

The specified scores below are minimum admissions requirements. Lower scores will not be accepted. When you send in the results, please refer to the contact details of test centres below.

PPLE College only accepts sufficient test scores that have been obtained less than two years before the start of the programme. 

Recommended tests

The Mathematics Institute of the University of Amsterdam (KdVI) organises mathematics deficiency courses in Mathematics A and in Mathematics B. The online math deficiency courses are taught in English and will prepare you for the exam. It is also possible to prepare for the exams by self-study. More information on the courses, costs, and exam dates can be found here

KdVI Exam dates are December 1st 2023 and March 11th 2024

Alternative test options

If you are unable to take the test offered by KdVI or OMPT, we will also accept the following tests:

The Netherlands:


   PPLE institution code 7932 for SAT

Non-EEA applicants

For immigration purposes, all students who are required to apply for a visa or residence permit must demonstrate that they will meet the mathematics requirement before 1 May. Thus you either need to provide PPLE College with sufficient test scores of one of the beforementioned test providers before this deadline, or your most recent secondary education transcript demonstrates that you will meet the mathematics requirement through your diploma.