Ready, set, go!

Ready, set, go!

You applied as a student at VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL) and we look forward to meeting you. Once we have received all the necessary information, we will start arranging all the practical necessities in order for you to start studying at VHL.

Get prepared!

You will need to arrange quite a few things. That's why we made the HVL survival guide: When in the Netherlands! A booklet with all kinds of useful information for international students. This guide informs you about what you should take care of and what you should know. To access the survival guide you will need a VHL account. You will only receive an email to activate your VHL account once your enrolment is complete. Do you want to know more about your VHL account? Check HVHL account and digital facilities

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Important dates*:

(Mandatory) International Day Velp: 29 August
Leeuwarden:  31 August
(Mandatory) Study Programme Introduction Day

Velp: 30 August
Leeuwarden: 30 August

Introduction week Velp: 29 August – 2 September
Leeuwarden: 29 August – 2 September

*Participation of the International Day and Study Programme Introduction Day is mandatory and free of cost.

Pre-arrival webinar

A pre-arrival webinar is available to to help you in your final steps before arriving in the Netherlands.

This webinar, an online lecture where the participants have the opportunity to ask questions, was hosted on 14 June. In this recording, we explain the final steps of the admission process such as finding housing, your visa application, insurance, travelling to our campus and other things you need to know before you arrive.

Pre-arrival webinar Bachelor Watch here

Are you an APCM master, MOD master or Certificate programme student?

Within the coming weeks, you will receive more information from VHL via email regarding your programme start and booklists.

Admission and contact

Your admission will become unconditional once you have fullfilled all the requirements that are stated in the Letter of Conditional Admission and you have transferred the tuition fee and assorted fees to the VHL bank account. Please read the information about the Application procedure carefully.

We will inform you once your enrolment has been finalised. However, if anything goes wrong, please contact us – it is our job to help! You can reach us during office hours:

Student Service Centre
tel: +31 (0) 58 284 62 32  
e-mail: [email protected] 

Start studying at VHL Velp Programme information
Start studying at VHL Leeuwarden Programme information