Van Hall Larenstein and Coronavirus: We’re Here for You


We are keeping a close eye on coronavirus developments. VHL always follows the recommendations from the RIVM, the government, the municipal health service, and other expert services. Simply put, we’re continuing our work behind the scenes!

The welfare of our students and staff is paramount. We use e-mails, news items, and an online Q&A on the internal MyHVHL portal to keep our students and staff updated on the measures that Van Hall Larenstein has implemented to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. We can imagine that you — a potential student, parent/guardian of a prospective student, internship company, graduation assignment company, guest speaker, supplier, etc. — also have questions. We will try and answer them below.

Are you a prospective student?

If you are interested in attending a university of applied sciences, then you may need help choosing a study programme. We would like to support you by organising different online information activities that you can participate in. More information about the online student-for-a-day programme, webinars, the online open day, and other options can be found here: Online help for choosing a study programme. You can also visit our website:

  • Would you like to know more about the study programmes? Check out the programme overview.
  • Do you have questions about enrolment? Please refer to the application page for more information.

Would you like to get acquainted with life at a university of applied sciences? Follow us on Instagram. The HVHL social media student team posts the best stories there! This allows you to feel like part of Van Hall Larenstein before you get here.

Are you the parent/guardian of a prospective student?

There are a few alternatives above to allow your son or daughter to gain more information about enrolling in a study programme at Van Hall Larenstein. If you still have any urgent questions, please send an e-mail to

Is your child a student at Van Hall Larenstein?

We do our utmost to update our students as best as possible about the implementation of measures at Van Hall Larenstein. The tools we use include e-mails, news items, and an online Q&A on the intranet. Our academic advisers and deans are also ready to help students with any personal or study problems. Your son or daughter can share this information with you. If you still have any urgent questions, please send an e-mail to

Is your organisation hosting a Van Hall Larenstein student for an internship or graduation assignment?

Students who are doing or will be doing an internship or graduation assignment are expected to follow the company’s guidelines during the internship. Internship and graduation assignments will continue wherever possible. If the coronavirus measures have caused problems, then our students will contact their supervisors at Van Hall Larenstein. If you still have questions about this, please send an e-mail to

Are you a guest lecturer or speaker for a study programme?

Education will continue remotely as much as possible. It may mean that as a guest lecturer, you will have to teach remotely. If you have already been scheduled, please get in touch with your contact at the university of applied sciences for more information. Some lectures may have to be cancelled. The programme will contact you if that is the case.

Do you have a meeting at one of our locations?

Do you have an in-person meeting? Please check to see whether this is going ahead before you arrive. Most employees work from home, and most meetings have been changed to digital ones. Do you want to schedule a meeting? Please choose to have your meeting online or by telephone.

Are you a supplier for our university?

Are you a supplier of Van Hall Larenstein and want to deliver your shipment as agreed? That is still possible. The buildings in Velp and Leeuwarden are open during working days. 

If your question has not been answered, please contact We are happy to help.