Tinbergen Institute requires the GRE (revised) general test. You should complete all 3 sections:
Verbal Reasoning — Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability using basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.
Valid GRE General Test results are required from applicants with a non-Dutch degree.
No. TI requires the GRE (revised) General Test results from all applicants, without exceptions. No other tests are accepted.
Successful applicants typically perform among the top-10% of test-takers on the quantitative part of the GRE; applicants with a Q score below 160 will not be considered.
Both language tests are accepted by TI. For the Nuffic certificate an IELTS academic or TOEFL iBT score is required.
Yes, you can by:
For Chinese nationals an IELTS academic or TOEFL iBT score report is always required for the NUFFIC certificate.
Also see FAQ about special admission criteria for Chinese nationals?
Minimum scores required are:
If your score is lower than the minimum requirement, we recommend to improve your English level and to retake the test.
Chinese nationals also read the requirements for the NUFFIC certificate.
TI‘s institutional code is 3811.
Without GRE and Toefl/IELTS test scores your file is not complete. In case your official test score report has not arrived yet, you may upload a screen shot of the ETS page that shows your GRE or Toefl scores.
No. We advise you to re-take the test and participate in the next admission round.
GRE scores are valid for five years after the test date. TOEFL and IELTS scores have a two year validity period.