Frequently asked questions


Go to the page of your chosen programme and sign up using the sign-up button.

Secondary education is provided at the Montessori College, Summa Plus and the Ster College. These schools are affiliated with Summa College. Go to our full list of full list of schools (dutch).

Full = the programme is full and you cannot sign up.

Waiting list = the programme is full but has a waiting list. If a place becomes available, you will receive a notification.

Limited number of places = some programmes have a limited number of places. This has to do with the number of available internships. There is therefore a chance you will not be accepted for that programme. We recommend you also register for another programme.

To be able to follow a programme, you must meet certain pre-education requirements. These are different for each programme. On our website you will find the degree or transition certificate you need in order to register.

When can I be admitted to a programme at Summa College?
Basically, anyone from 16 years of age can attend vocational training at our college. The admission conditions vary per programme and level; check out the programme of your choice. Once you have signed up, we will check if your pre-education is in line with the education you want to follow.

Basically, Summa College only accepts students with the right pre-education. If you have the option, it's always better to get a diploma. In exceptional cases you will be able to be admitted without the right degree. Contact the school for more information.

Yes, that's possible. If you have a certificate of transfer to havo 4 and are at least 16 years of age, you are welcome on all Summa College level 3 and 4 courses. 

If you do not (yet) have a citizen service number (BSN), and therefore do not have a DigiD, you can request a special access code from the administration of the school where you want to sign up. You can use this access code to register via

​Please contact the student administration.  Click here for all contact details.

After you sign up you will receive a notification within 10 working days. You will also receive an invitation for an introductory meeting. During this meeting, which lasts 2 to 2.5 hours, you can see if the programme really fits you. At the end you can confirm your choice for the programme. If the programme doesn’t seem to fit you after all, our study advisors will help you to consider your options.

The entire program is taught in English, with the exception of the Summa Internation Engineering programma, which is taught bilingually. 

To successfully complete the course, you will be examined at Dutch level 3F, which compares to B2. However, to start the programma you will need a command of the Dutch language at 2F (B1). If you are not at Dutch level 3F, we do offer limited support, but we strongly advise you to take extra lessons in Dutch during your studies, or to work for a Dutch company, etc.

Start school year

Click here for the 'Start of the school year' page, where you will find information about the start of the school year, such as your first day of school and possibly your introduction.

You will receive an e-mail from the student administration in July with information about your class and ordering learning materials.


Please select your programme below. If you can't find your programme here, check back later (from june 2024). 

If you have any questions about this information, please contact your school (click here)

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On mbo

Our education is focused on four levels:

Level 1 - entrance programme

You perform simple tasks. You work under supervision and assist others in the work.

Level 2 - basic professional

You perform standard work independently

Level 3 - professional

You work independently and you can organise and plan. You assign tasks to employees.

Level 4 – middle management officer

You perform work completely independently. You guide and coordinate activities in a department or in a small company.

Level 4 - specialist

You perform work independently and you can perform specialised work.

Before the start of your course, you will receive an e-mail notification of your enrolment. In case of a positive enrolment decision, you will receive a confirmation with all the details of your enrolment, such as the course, starting date and duration of your course. If you receive a negative enrolment decision, this will state the reason for not enrolling you.

If you do not wish to start at Summa College after receiving a positive decision, please let us know. You can notify the Student Administration in writing.

Before you start your professional practice (also called internship), you will receive a Professional Practice Agreement (BPVO). This is a legal document stating your and our obligations. The BPVO must be signed by you, the training company and your school.

By law, the BPVO is not valid until we have a signed copy in our possession. If the BPVO is not valid, you cannot get a diploma - so it is very important to get this right!

Digital signing

The BPVO is digitally signed by you, the training company and your school. This is done via the internet; you do not need to print anything. To digitally sign the document, you need a DigiD. Read more about it here.

Signing the BPVO

The BPVO is sent simultaneously to you and the training company for digital signature. If the training company refuses to sign the BPVO, you will be notified by e-mail. We will then investigate why they have refused. You will then receive a new message.

  1. Have your DigiD details to hand.
  2. Click on the link you receive by e-mail.
  3. Read the document carefully.
  4. If it contains incorrect data, click on 'do not agree'. You will then enter a new screen and fill in the box 'reason for refusal'.
  5. If the details are correct, click 'next' and follow the instructions on your screen.

After all parties have signed the BPVO, you will receive a signed copy in your e-mail.

Financial matters

The tuition fees are determined each year by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

For more information, visit the website of the central government.

If you would like to have an indication of the costs of the programme of your choice, go to the description of the programme.

In our guidelines tuition fees (pdf, in Dutch) you can read which costs are paid by the school and which you have to pay yourself.

On  DUO's website you will find more information about how and when to pay tuition fees. If, due to your financial situation, you or your family are unable to pay the tuition fees and additional study costs, you may be entitled to the Emergency Fund. Travel expenses are not reimbursed via the Emergency Fund.

To learn more about the Emergency Fund please contact

Mbo students following a full-time bol programme are entitled to travel expenses. With a 'Student travel product' you may travel for free or at a discount.

Read more on  DUO's website.

If you are 18 or older and follow a bol programme at mbo level, you may apply for student grants.

Read more:  DUO's website.


For contact and location information refer to this page

Administrative questions

For questions about your registration, learning materials (books and such), the start of the school year, and other subjects, you can contact the school where you are registered. This also applies to parents who cannot log in to the parent portal.

Technical Support
The answer to most technical questions can be found in the knowledge base (in Dutch). If you have questions about laptops and the required specifications, please see the 'Buying a laptop' page. You can also visit the  Campus shop. If you have other technical questions, please contact your school. Click here for an overview with all contact details.

Other educational matters
If you have any questions about other educational matters or need help with choosing your study, you can contact Hulp bij studiekeuze. You can call the employees at +31 (0) 40 269 44 44WhatsApp with them or send them an email.

Also check the FAQs to see if you can find the answer to your question there.

Get in touch

Need help with your study choice?

Our study advisors from 'Hulp bij studiekeuze' are here to help you with all your questions about our programmes during office hours.


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