At Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL), you choose the world you want to create. You choose for your dream, for your passion. With your ideas, you make our world better and more beautiful. And at the most sustainable university of applied sciences in the Netherlands, you follow the study programme that gives you the right skills to do so.
Cool. Exciting. Exciting. Because you are about to build your future-proof world. With the study programme that suits you. In Velp or Leeuwarden. Which programme do you prefer?
Before you choose, it is of course smart to speak to students and lecturers about a study programme. And to soak up the atmosphere at VHL. This can be done during an (online) open day, an orientation day or a digital meeting.
When you choose for VHL, you also choose Velp or Leeuwarden. Our university of applied sciences in Velp (close to Arnhem) is located on the Larenstein estate. In this gigantic practice space - measuring up to 40 football pitches - you will find half of Dutch native plant species. You can do water, land and soil research there. Or just relax between lectures with your fellow students. Inside, too, there is plenty going on: the extensive media library for instance, several laboratories and its own café. Most English-language programmes are housed here.
And do you want to blow off steam when your study hours are done? Arnhem is a bustling city with more than enough shops, cafés, restaurants, museums and theatres. And you can easily visit cities like Amsterdam, The Hague, Berlin and Paris by train.
The Leeuwarden location is a 10-minute walk from Centraal Station. The building was recently renovated, which means it lacks nothing. There is a large media library, laboratories, technology halls, an animal enclosure, greenhouses on the roof (yes, really!) and a grand café.
Because VHL is so central, you are quickly in the lively centre of Leeuwarden. Here you can relax after a busy study day or week. The city has a vibrant student life. Of course, this is partly thanks to the study and student associations, but also the discos, restaurants, museums, theatres and sports facilities.