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Study abroad

If you want to study abroad there are many things to take into account. For instance your tuition fee and funding, application and registration, your degree and living in the Netherlands. Here is a list of a few things to consider. Often there are different rules for European students (EEA students) and non-European students, so please note which information applies to you. 

Tuition fee and funding 

In the Netherlands everybody has to pay a tuition fee. The height of this fee depends on whether you are a European (EEA) student or a non-European student. There are different possibilities to fund you studies, for example by applying for a scholarship or grant. 
Read more about Tuition fee and funding

Application and registration

Please start your application process  here.

After selecting your preferred language you can create an account by clicking on ‘NEW APPLICANT’. After each step, please click on the Continue button at the bottom of the page to continue to the next step.

Please note that to be able to assess your application, we need you to complete the whole portal by clicking on ‘submit’.


When you successfully graduate from Food and Dairy Technology you will have obtained a Certificate.
Read more about the different degrees of VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL)'s diploma's

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP scholarship)

This programme is eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), formerly the Netherlands Fellowship Programme. The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is targeted at professionals from selected developing countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organisations at which they work. 
Read more about the Orange Knowledge Scholarship

Studying and living in The Netherlands

Soon you’ll move to Leeuwarden! Read more about housing, student life and student advisors. We’ve also gathered practical information on studying in the Netherlands in general (visa, residence permit, insurance, educational system, scholarships et cetera). 

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