Application procedure for non-European (EEA) students

Applicants that qualify as non-European are nationals of countries from outside the EU/EEA area. The EEA includes all members of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), plus Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Application procedure for the Nuffic OKP Scholarship

Please check the webpage Orange Knowledge Programme for information on this procedure.

Application procedure for Bachelor, Master and Certificate students

Application deadline Master and Certificate: 1st July
Application deadline Master students with an OKP Scholarship:  8th March
Application deadline Certificate students with an OKP Scholarship: 13th March
Application deadline Bachelor: 1st July *

*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 July, but then there’s a chance that you’ll not be admitted.

For more information about the deadlines, please consult our deadlines section.

Step 1: Application in Studielink 

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.

Are you applying for a Certificate Programme? then you do not have to use Studielink, instead you need to start your application here

Step 2: Application in the SIS Portal

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: 

  • a colour copy of official diplomas or certificates of all previous education 
    (secondary and university level and other relevant courses )*
  • copies of the corresponding lists of marks - transcripts of records*
  • an internationally recognised certificate of proficiency in English language (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge CAE of FCE)**
  • colour copy of ID or passport
  • a letter of motivation for attending the course (only for master applicants)
  • a CV (only for master applicants)

* If you are submitting your application before obtaining your official diploma, we require an up-to-date list of grades obtained so far which also states the name and expected graduation date of your diploma to conditionally enroll you.
* Certification and translation of documents is required when documents are not written in one of the following languages: Dutch, English, French, Spanish, German or Afrikaans.
** The Van Hall Larenstein institutional TOEFL code is: 4478. Please ensure you allow enough time to investigate the availability and costs of attaining a language certificate in your own country.
** Please check the specific admission requirements of your study programme to see whether or not it is necessary to provide proof of English proficiency with one of the mentioned certificates.

Students already living/ studying in the Netherlands should also add the following:

  • a copy of a valid residence permit (front and back)
  • proof of current health insurance 

Bachelor students will receive an invitation to make the study choice check. This is an online questionnaire and helps you to find out whether studying at Van Hall Larenstein is in line with your expectations. Students from our partner universities (Baramati, YAU, Sichuan, Kunming) attending 2+2 or 3+1 programmes will not need to do a Study Choice Check. They will undergo a pre-selection process at their home university.

Step 3: Assessment admission requirements 

Once a complete application (including all necessary documents) has been received, the Student Service Centre of Van Hall Larenstein will assess your eligibility. The Student Service Centre will decide whether:

  • You are not eligible to enter the study programme: The university will withdraw your application.
  • You are eligible to enter the chosen study programme. We will inform you on further actions in order to complete your file.

Step 4: Final admittance

The next step for you is to transfer the tuition fee. Your admittance becomes final when Van Hall Larenstein has received the tuition fee from you, your sponsor or your scholarship provider, and you have fulfilled all other remaining admittance conditions. You will receive the details of the  university’s bank account in a separate email from May 1st. We prefer student pay by direct debit, you will be able to indicate in Studielink how you are going to pay. For students with a SEPA bank account, it is possible as well to pay in five terms. Please make sure you transfer the tuition fee before 30 August, but preferably sooner.

Upon receipt of the payment of the tuition fee and the fee for VISA and health insurance, we will arrange your VISA and health insurance for you.

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 and the location of Van Hall Larenstein. 

Start 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.).