Lecturers and mentors will do everything they can to motivate and support you, and to prevent any problems. You can easily approach lecturers and ask them for advice. Should it transpire within a number of months that you did not select the right study programme after all, you can easily switch to a comparable study programme with only minimal delay in your studies.
In the unlikely event of problems
The majority of students experience a pleasant time as a student during which they learn a great deal. However, there may of course be special circumstances. Does your son or daughter have an illness or disability, are there problems with dyslexia, or are there be other special conditions? An expert team of student counsellors will be able to do a great deal for him or her. Van Hall Larenstein has various facilities for students with a disability, and it finished in fifth place among universities for 'Studying with a handicap 2010'.
If there is cause for this, it is advisable for the student to contact the student counsellor at their site at an early stage (Leeuwarden or Velp). There are generally more solutions available than the student might expect on the face of it. The student counsellor could also refer the student to external agencies.