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Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

At Van Hall Larenstein, we prepare you to build your own world. To make a real change. On topics that really matter. Like food safety, climate change and animal welfare. How do we do this? With Bachelor and Master programmes that make an impact. Choose your own path and follow a study programme that offers you the skills to build a future-proof world for you and your environment.

Top reasons to study here

  • Study programmes that make an impact: With your specific knowledge and skills, you will have the tools to create a future-proof world.
  • Learning by doing: You will conduct research using modern facilities and enjoy collaborations with (international) experts in your field.
  • International internships are incorporated into each of our programmes to obtain well-valued international work experience even before you graduate.

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Study at Van Hall Larenstein, the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands! Choose your own path and follow a study programme that offers you the skills to build a future-proof world for you and your environment.

We offer a range of unique English-taught study programmes in fields in which The Netherlands performs at the top. So whether you are interested in nutrition, are looking for a bachelor's in equine sports and business, or want to work on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we have the right programme for you!


Our professors, researchers, lecturers and students all work with partners in professional fields on high-quality, applied research. They produce innovative solutions to issues emerging from the international business community and society as a whole, thereby helping to create a more sustainable world. Their research results are also used for teaching. This ensures that students acquire the skills demanded by their professional fields. It also means that the research directly contributes to our mission as a university of applied sciences: to educate professionals who will contribute to a better and more sustainable world.


VHL has close connections to the international business world and NGOs. This allows you to apply the theory into practice: besides obtaining highly valued work experience during internships abroad, students go on excursions at companies where they work on real-life cases. We also invite professionals over to give guest lectures. International experience is crucial in the development of our students as intercultural competencies are required in almost all career fields. 

Right from the start, you will develop a professional network of students and colleagues from all over the world. The world is at your feet when you are a VHL graduate. You can work in the national and international market after graduation.


Housing services

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.

On our website we share several routes you can take in finding student housing and tips and tricks. In general prices range between €350 to €550 a month.

Library services

The libraries are high-quality departments within Van Hall Larenstein. They are intensively used as places where users can meet, study, lounge and hold a meeting. The media collection is suited to the needs of the various study programmes at each campus location. 

Student Life

Campus life

The Velp campus is located on the Larenstein estate making it truly unique. In a garden filled with native flora and fauna, a number of mini biotopes have been created based on various soil types. Half of all 1,700 plant species native to the Netherlands can be found here. It’s a great place to learn about plants!

The indoor facilities at the Velp campus also offer you everything you need: a large multimedia library, several laboratories, a sensory lab for research and our own café where you can take a moment to relax.

Student clubs

Of course, you can organise your new life as a student all by yourself. But you can also choose to become a member of a student association and experience your student life in the best possible way. Both options are equally fine, but it is nice to be able to choose. And this is possible! There are several student associations active in Velp (Arnhem) and Leeuwarden. Some are especially for international students. At VHL most study programmes also have their own student association. 


All programmes of Van Hall Larenstein are accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (in Dutch: NVAO). Every six years each programme has to renew this inspection mark. In order to accomplish this, a visitation-panel will assess the programme and produce a visitation report. Every cluster of programmes is visited in a different year.

Velp, Gelderland, Netherlands

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