A lot of important information – such as forms, your time schedule, the other study programmes offered at Van Hall Larenstein, examinations and teaching regulations and the latest news – is available on MyHVHL. When your admittance becomes final, we will send you your HVHL account by e-mail so you can access MyHVHL and other facilities.

Access to all digital facilities: Your HVHL account

In order to participate in the online education of your study (bachelor, master or associate degree in both part-time and full-time) you must have an HVHL-account. You already need this account on August 31. Without an account you will not have access to your timetable, e-mail and the digital learning environment, so you cannot participate in online education. To ensure that you have a working HVHL-account, it is important that you complete your registration with Van Hall Larenstein as soon as possible.

The HVHL-account is composed of an e-mail adress (firstname.lastname@hvhl.nl) and a password you chose yourself. From the moment you are registered, Van Hall Larenstein will only correspond via this email address.

> Watch this video about changing your password, among other things

Information and communication portal: MyHVHL

This personalized portal is the digital working environment for staff and students. It is the online location for all (professional) information and applications, which you need to conduct your studies carefully, quickly and correctly. You only have to log in once to access applications, the facebook, background information and news. You can further personalize MyHVHL by setting up your home screen yourself. Finally, you share news and information in (self-composed) groups.

Central place for learning: Moodlerooms

Moodlerooms is the digital learning environment of Van Hall Larenstein. Each module in your curriculum has a course in Moodlerooms. In this course you will find various learning activities and all the teaching material of the module. You can easily track your progress within your courses and you can find a clear overview of approaching deadlines, announcements and feedback from lecturers.

View your timetable: MyTimeTable

You can access your timetable via MyHVHL. You can also view the timetable of, for example, a teacher.

Taking online lectures: Microsoft Teams

Within HVHL we use Microsoft Teams, because many of your lectures and appointments will take place online. With Teams you can (video)call online and collaborate with your fellow students. Below you will find an instruction how to find and use the Teams application, for example to follow an online lecture.

> Read this instruction about MS Teams

Register for modules and consult results: Student Information System (SIS)

Van Hall Larenstein uses the Student Information System (SIS). Via your personal SIS environment you can register for modules and exams and consult your achieved results. Keep a close eye on when you can register for modules and exams. You can log in to the SIS with your HVHL-account.

Student identification: Student card

Every student receives a personalized student card. You need the student card to register in the building, to follow education and to take your exams and assessments. You also need your student card if you want to  print or borrow materials from the library.

Printing in the university: E-Wallet

In our buildings there are several multifunctional printers on which you can print, copy and scan with your student card. To be able to print or copy you need a credit that you can upload on your student card as an E-wallet.

Off to a good start with your laptop: System requirements

With the configuration below it is quite possible to use all the currently available HVHL applications. Of course it’s possible that in the future there will be applications that place heavier demands on the hardware.


Modern Intel i5 or an AMD Ryzen 5 processor

Internal memory

8 GB
(16 GB is recommended for GIS and graphic Adobe software)


256 GB (a larger disk is recommended if you want to store a great deal of data such as photos and videos,)

Screen resolution

Minimum 1920 x 1080

Optional connection


No rights can be derived from these recommendations.

With an HDMI connection you can connect your own laptop at school to the projector in a classroom. Online lessons use a (built-in) webcam. Furthermore, a headset in a noisy environment is recommended.

PLEASE NOTE Not all applications run on a Chromebook or Macbook. It is recommended to use a Windows machine

Information about software

Operating System: Windows 10

Laptops with an operating system that is no longer supported by the manufacturer will be banned from the WiFi network of Van Hall Larenstein in the future. Furthermore, the manufacturer's security updates must be installed. Laptops must be equipped with an up-to-date virus scanner.

With an HVHL account it is possible to install MS Office on your own PC for free. As a student at Van Hall Larenstein you are assigned an MS Office license and it is possible to install MS Office on five different devices. This can be done via https://portal.office.com. For other software such as GIS or SPSS, you can visit https://www.surfspot.nl. Here you can buy all kinds of software and hardware at a reduced rate. You must log in here with your HVHL account.

Any questions or technical problems?

Please contact our service point: servicepoint@hvhl.nl.

If you have any questions about our digital facilities or if you encounter a technical problem, don’t hesitate to contact our service point through MyHVHL (you can use topdesk on MyHVHL to contact the service point for technical problems). 

Watch this video about our Service desk to see how it works