Van Hall Larenstein, Leeuwarden

University typeApplied Science



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. Our programmes focus on the domains Food and Dairy and Animals 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. 

The international business programme is offered in Leeuwarden, European capital of culture 2018. Leeuwarden is a student city with loads of international students, with canals flowing through the city and also closely located to the Dutch islands.

Why choose Van Hall Larenstein?


VHL offers many opportunities which are not commonly available in the UK. Since visiting the open day, I just knew that VHL was for me and from then I felt very satisfied with my decision to study at VHL. I would encourage students to visit the open day if they have the opportunity as it really confirmed VHL is the place for me.

Ella Peters


  • 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 teamwork with close student-teacher and student-student relationships


Entry requirements for undergraduate programmes


HAVO-equivalent secondary school diploma

One of the general admission requirements for all our 4-year Bachelor study 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. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas are also accepted. For science degrees, chemistry and biology A' levels are recommended but not mandatory.

Your diploma will be evaluated after Van Hall Larenstein University has received your complete application. You need to have A-levels or equivalent to be eligible to enter the Bachelor programme of your choice. You must also have basic computer skills. Some programmes may have additional entry requirements. Please read the information about the course of your choice carefully.


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 Leeuwarden, 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.

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