Aansluitprogramma's voor het hoger onderwijs

Boswell‑Bèta ‘schakelprogramma’

Are you considering taking courses at Boswell‑Bèta supported by UAF? Please note: do not register for courses through the website! UAF students are registered for courses manually. If you register through the website you accept the terms and conditions of cancellation: you will have to pay a penalty of €35,00 for cancellation of the course, if your cancellation is overdue the complete amount of the course must be repaid.

Together with language school Lest Best, Boswell‑Bèta organizes the HBO/WO education route for refugees in and around Utrecht. The education route is part of the new integration law that came into effect from January 2022.

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For whom?

The HBO/WO education route is for highly educated refugees who officially start integrating from 1 January 2022 and who want to continue their studies at a Dutch university after integration.

If you already started your integration procedure before January 2022, your procedure is part of the 'old' integration law. In this case your application will be assessed together with the organization UAF (instead of the municipality). It is best to contact us via and indicate that you are a refugee whose integration is part of the 'old' integration law. We will then contact you to talk about the options for taking courses at Boswell‑Bèta to prepare for a university study.

How can I participate?

If you would like to participate in the HBO/WO education route, you must first discuss this with your contact person / integration coach from your municipality. Together you determine whether the education route is a suitable option. If so, your municipality will register you with us for an intake day. During the intake day we test your levels of Dutch, English and Mathematics. We also check whether your previous education is sufficient. After the intake, the municipality will receive advice from our school about your participation in the HBO/WO education route. After this advice, it will be decided whether and when you can start with the education route. (There is also a possibility that you cannot start the education route after the intake and the advice. In this case the municipality will discuss a suitable alternative together with you.)

What does the HBO/WO education route entail?

The HBO/WO education route is a full-time study programme that combines language lessons (Dutch and English) with HAVO or VWO education and courses and guidance in the field of ‘vaktaal’, academic skills and study choice orientation. The program lasts 2 to 3 years depending on the number of courses you need. During the schakelprogramma you take part in the courses for admission to your desired future education.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss your situation, please contact us. You can send an e-mail () or call 030-4 300 112 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on working days.

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