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Selection and admission

High schools and universities can nowadays (decentralised) select for study programmes with a quota (with a predetermined amount of first years students).

MatchingSelection is all about realizing the best possible match between the talents of students and the specific requirements that a program sets for a student. NOA assessments are increasingly being used in these admission questions. Selection also stimulates self-selection and a conscious choice of study. By selection, prospective students have to make a more informed choice at an earlier stage of the selection process SHowever, it is very important that the decentralized selection is as fair and objective as possible. Psychological tests, such as abilities, motivation and personality tests, are fully standardized and have a high predictive value.

How can NOA help?

When determining the selection criteria, consideration should be given to the abilities, competences and characteristics that the study program requires from the student. Currently, various educational institutions have asked NOA to develop a selection assessment and / or to improve and professionalize the current selection procedure. Together with the educational institution, the requirements of a study program are assessed. After that, a selection assessment is compiled, which in most cases consists of parts of the digital NOA assessment instruments.

A success score is calculated for each student based on the results of the selection assessment. On the basis of this score, NOA can draw up an individual ranking that can be used for admission by DUO.


Click here for an example of a report of a selection assessment.

21 plus test

NOA also supports high schools with the 21 plus (21+) regulation. This is for students who are over 21 years of age and do not meet the formale entrance requirements for a study programme. Click here for more information.

For more information please contact Bibi Klug, Corine Sonke or Willem Vrooland, 020-5040800 or send an e-mail