Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL)

Are you interested in an English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s programme with a practical approach? Come and study at Van Hall Larenstein, the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in Holland!

At Van Hall Larenstein we train ambitious and innovative students who want to contribute to a more sustainable world. We offer a wide range of programmes that focus on food, dairy, animals, international development, the environment and business.

During your study you will work on several international projects and internships at companies where you apply the theory in practice. Right from the start you will develop a professional network of students and colleagues from all over the world.

Van Hall Larenstein is located in 2 cities: Leeuwarden and Velp (Arnhem). These medium-sized student cities are home to multiple international universities. Most of our English-taught programmes are located in Velp on the Larenstein Estate: a modern building surrounded by luscious greenery, only a few minutes away from the vibrant historical city centre of Arnhem. The international business programme is offered in Leeuwarden, European capital of culture 2018. Leeuwarden is a student city with loads of international students, canals flowing through the city and also close located to the Dutch islands. We look forward to meeting you!

Why choose Van Hall Larenstein?

  • The most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands
  • Unique study programmes in fields that The Netherlands is the best: no.1 exporter in Europe (agriculture, food & flowers)
  • International internships incorporated within the programmes
  • Combine theory with practice
  • Professional orientation: VHL has close connections to the business world and NGO’s. besides internships, professionals give guest lectures and students go on excursions at companies where they work on real life cases. This experience  enhances the career possibilities of our students
  • Small classes, personal attention and team work with close student-teacher and student-student relationships

Our programmes:
We have wide range of English-taught Bachelor, Master and Certificate programmes, you can find all the details on our website when you click on the link of the programme:

Bachelor programmes:

Food Technology
Animal Husbandry

International Business

International Development Management

Master programmes:
River Delta Development
Innovative Dairy Chain Management
Agricultural Production Chain Management

Management of Development

Certificate programmes:
Food and Dairy Technology
Innovations for Sustainability
Sustainable Water Technology

Entry requirements for Bachelor programmes
One of the general admission requirements for all our 4-year Bachelor programmes is a secondary school diploma, which is equivalent to the Dutch HAVO diploma. Examples of equivalent levels are the International Baccalaureate diploma or A-Levels. For each programme we recommend to have certain subjects covered until the end of secondary school, so please read the information about the course of your choice carefully on our website.

Entry requirements for Master programmes
One of the general admission requirements for our Master programmes is a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field. We offer both professional Masters designed for students with at least 2 years of work experience and postgraudate Masters for students who have just finished their Bachelor. Please check our website for further details.

There are various solutions for housing during your study, depending on the location of your campus. Student accommodation in The Netherlands differs from many other countries: most universities do not offer housing on campus and most Dutch and international students find their own accommodation on the private market. In Velp and Arnhem there are many private housing agencies that offer affordable student housing in the city centre. They offer a range of different furnished or unfurnished rooms, generally costing between €300 – €450 a month. In most student houses you will have your own room and share the bathroom and kitchen with your housemates. Van Hall Larenstein guarantees students from outside the European Union a reserved accommodation for 1 year with one of our housing partners.

For further information and admission please feel free to contact us