Deficiency Courses

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Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences offers several deficiency courses. For more information, please contact

English language prep course

Together with the Holland International Study Centre (Holland ISC), Van Hall Larenstein University offers an English language prep course for students who fulfil all the required academic admittance criteria except for the English language requirement. Applicants need to prove their current level of English by submitting an IELTS test with an overall band score of 5.0 or 5.5, depending on the starting date of the course.

Application for the English prep course

Prospective students who wish to apply for the prep course first need to have an admission check for the program they want to enrol for at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences. If it turns out that you can be admitted at Van Hall Larenstein but your level of English is not sufficient, you can apply for this prep course. If you have scored 5.5 in the IELTS test, you can do the 2-term prep course at Holland ISC. If you scored 5.0, then you can do the 3-term prep course at Holland ISC. Before you can sign up for the prep course, you will need to receive a Conditional Admittance Letter from Van Hall Larenstein University stating that you need to pass the prep course with an IELTS of 6.0 or higher. With this letter, you can apply at Holland ISC. Van Hall Larenstein University will assist you with your application.

Once accepted at Holland ISC, Van Hall Larenstein University will start the visa procedure and arrange your insurance.

For the IELTS prep course, you will need to transfer the tuition fee for the prep course directly to Holland ISC (you will receive an invoice). Visa and insurance costs and the IND deposit for the prep course should be transferred to Van Hall Larenstein University's bank account. Van Hall Larenstein will arrange your visa application.

IELTS Prep course dates 2017

Holland ISC

Three Term programme

Start: September 2016

Term 1: 19/09/16 - 16/12/16
Term 2: 03/01/17 - 31/03/17
Term 3: 03/04/17 - 07/07/17
IELTS entry level: 5.0
2016/17 tuition fee: €12,390

Two Term programme

Start: January 2017
Term 1: 03/01/17 - 31/03/17
Term 2: 03/04/17 - 07/07/17
IELTS entry level: 5.5

For more information about the English prep course, please visit Holland International Study Centre's website.



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