Van Hall Larenstein - Leeuwarden campus

University typeUniversity of Applied Sciences



Are you interested in an English-taught Bachelor or Master 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 of Food, Dairy, Animals and Business. During your study, you will work on several international projects and internships at companies where you apply theories in practice. Right from the start, you will build a professional network of students and colleagues from all over the world.

The international business programme is located in Leeuwarden, European capital of culture in 2018. Located near the Dutch islands, Leeuwarden is a student city with a high number of international students and beautiful canals flowing through the city.


"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

Why choose Van Hall Larenstein?


  • The most sustainable university of applied sciences in The Netherlands.
  • Unique study programmes in the fields where The Netherlands is the best: The Netherlands is the no. 1 agriculture, food and flowers exporter in Europe.
  • Curriculum with a strong professional orientation: Van Hall Larenstein has close connections with the business world and NGOs. Our collaborations lead to valuable opportunities for students to complete internships during their studies and go on excursions at companies where they work on real-life cases. Besides, our students regularly receive guest lectures from professionals.
  • International internships incorporated within study programmes.
  • Combine theory and practice.
  • Small classes, personal attention and teamwork with close student-teacher and student-student relationships.


Facts and figures

  • Number of students: 4400
  • Number of international students: 440

Entry requirements


HAVO-equivalent secondary school diploma.

One of the general admission requirements for all of our undergraduate 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.

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.

Student housing

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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