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4500
Students enrolled in this school.
8
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
4
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

From the school:VHL University of Applied Sciences is an international green knowledge institute that combines education, delivered by passionate experts, and applied research within the various professorships. We train our students to become high-quality, ambitious and innovative professionals who contribute to a more sustainable world. VHL has chosen a clear profile with three related areas of focus with which we differentiate ourselves from other universities of applied sciences:- Animals and Business- Delta Areas and Resources- Food and Dairy Practice-based research within our professorships is always focused on improving professional practice and contributes to innovation in the curriculum of the professionals we educate. VHL University of Applied Sciences is based on two locations in the Netherlands: Leeuwarden and Velp.

What are the admissions criteria?

The application deadline is June 15th.  Students must have a high school education which is equivalent to the Dutch "HAVO".  For most countries (including the US), this is a regular high school diploma.   Any three year programs require VWO equivalence (IB diploma, 4 AP scores of 3+, A levels, 1 year of college). Country specific requirements for the  levels can be found here: https://www.epnuffic.nl/en/diploma-recognition/overviews-foreign-diplomas.

What is student life like?

VHL University of Applied Sciences is based on two locations in the Netherlands: Leeuwarden and Velp. The environmentally friendly building in Leeuwarden has green houses on its roof. The Velp site is situated on the Larenstein estate – a wonderful area for the practical ‘green’ programmes.Besides studying, you probably also want to have a nice place to live, engage in sports, go out and meet other students. In Arnhem, which is close to Velp, you can eat your heart out at the Korenmarkt, the centre of activity in nightlife. Here you also find the sororities of the student associations.Do you want to have a pleasant time while studying? It can be arranged. Leeuwarden has a rich student life. The city harbours five general student associations. Besides these, there is an active student association related to Van Hall Larenstein, called Osiris.Moreover, there are working groups in each study programme. They organise all sorts of activities on behalf of the programmes. A number of associations and working groups have their own websites, on which you can read all about their activities, excursions, lectures and study activities. The associations and working groups guarantee a lot of fun, but also provide more depth to the contents of your study.

Scholarships & Funding

Non-EU students can apply for the 5000 euro merit based Holland Scholarship.

Housing options.

VHL arranges housing for all non-European international students.

Dining information

Additional notes.

The Universities of Applied Sciences are quite reputable in the Netherlands and provide a way for students without the IB/AP requirements held by the Universities to study in this very cool country.  That said, students should be aware of extra requirements that may be necessary when applying for graduate school.  Read more here.

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