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Application deadline Master and Certificate: 1st July
Application deadline Bachelor: 1st August *
*We strongly advise Bachelor students to apply before the 1st of May with regard to the study choice check. You can still apply between 1st May and 1st August , but then there’s a chance that you’ll not be admitted.
For more information about the deadlines, please consult our deadlines section.
If you wish to apply for a study programme, you first have to apply through Studielink, the online application system for higher education in the Netherlands. (If this is the first time you are applying to a Dutch University please select Create a Studielink-account without DigiD). You can already submit your application before finishing your final exams.
Once you have created a Studielink account, please choose the programme you are interested in and indicate the year you want to commence your studies in.
For questions about how Studielink works, please consult their information page.
Bachelor students will receive an invitation to do the study choice check. This is an online questionnaire and helps you to find out whether studying at VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL) is in line with your expectations.
Are you applying for a Certificate Programme? Then you do not have to use Studielink, instead you need to start your application here.
After you have finished your application in Studielink, please already collect the following documents. Within a few days you will receive an email from us with a link to get access to our application portal SIS where you will be requested to upload these documents:
* If you are submitting your application before obtaining your official diploma, we require a recent list of grades and a signed statement from your school which states the name of the diploma you will obtain and when you are expected to receive it. With these documents we can conditionally enroll you.
* Certification and translation of documents is required when documents are not written in one of the following languages: Dutch, English of German.
** The VHL institutional TOEFL code is: 4478.
** Please check the specific admission requirements of your study programme to see whether or not it is necessary to provide proof of English proficiency. Some diploma's or students are exempted.
Once a complete application (including all necessary documents) has been received, the Student Service Centre of VHL will assess your eligibility. The Student Service Centre will decide whether:
The next step for you is to transfer the tuition fee. Your application becomes final when VHL has received the tuition fee and you have fulfilled all other remaining admittance conditions. You will receive the details of the VHL’s bank account in a separate email from May 1st. You can transfer the money directly to this bank account or pay by direct debit (preferred method). In Studielink you can indicate if you want to pay via direct debit in 1 or 5 terms. Please make sure you transfer the tuition fee before 30 August, but preferably sooner.
When your enrolment is final, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. After that you can start making arrangements to travel to the Netherlands.
A few months before the start of the academic year, you will receive an email with a link to a webpage where you will find all practical information that you need to start your study programme (information about your schedule, the academic calendar, your book list, facilities etc.). You will also receive an invitation to a pre-departure webinar where all relevant information is presented and you can ask live questions.