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Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences


Building your world

At Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, we prepare you to build your own world. To make a real change. On topics that really matter, like food safety, climate change, the circular economy, and animal welfare. How do we do this? With Bachelor and Master programs that make an impact. Choose your own path and follow a study program that offers you the skills to build a future-proof world for yourself and your environment.

VHL offers a range of unique English-taught study programs in fields in which the Netherlands excels. So, whether you are interested in nutrition or international trade, are looking for a Bachelor's degree in the equine sports industry, or want to work on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we have the right program for you!

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Join an Open Day to learn all there is to know about our study programs and student life at VHL. Our digital doors are open to welcome you.

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Campus Features

Velp (Arnhem)

The modern Velp campus building is situated at the beautiful Larenstein Estate, surrounded by lush greenery and just a few minutes from Arnhem's vibrant city center. With lively nightlife on the Korenmarkt, the Rijn river, and various student associations, Arnhem is a dynamic and multicultural city with many great initiatives. The Arnhem region offers parks perfect for strolling and relaxing. Discover Arnhem's fashion scene in the Modekwartier or its rich history on a city walk or the Liberation Route, which features monuments from the Battle of Arnhem. Nearby is the breathtaking Veluwezoom, ideal for walking and cycling through the beautiful heathland and past historic castles.


As you prepare for your study abroad adventure, one of the key things on your to-do list is to find student housing. But don't worry, we're here to help! We've worked out several routes to help you find a cozy place to call home, check our website for more information.



    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 we have received your complete application.

    English proficiency

    We also require proof of English proficiency. You must submit one of the following test scores (not older than 2 years):

    • IELTS Academic test with an overall band score of 6.0 and no sub-scores below 5.0
    • TOEFL iBT with a score of 80 or above (test to be taken in an examination centre)
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced: pass at grade C or above
    • Cambridge B2 First with a minimum score of 169

    Depending on your diploma you might be exempted from providing proof of English proficiency. Please visit our website for more information.

    Scholarships and Funding

    Funding your studies can be challenging, but there are financial support options. Availability depends on your nationality.European students can apply for student finance and a tuition fee loan from the Dutch government. Make sure to check the requirements, as you need to work at least 32 hours per month to qualify for student finance. Non-European students can only apply for the NL Scholarship. Check our website for details.

    Why study at Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

    Why VHL?

    • Great atmosphere.
      You will quickly feel at home here thanks to our personal guidance and meet many new, interesting people. From day one, you are part of a professional network of students and colleagues from all over the world.
    • Learning by doing.
      You apply the theory in practice: besides obtaining highly valued work experience during internships abroad, you will work on real-life cases and go on excursions to companies in the field.
    • Study programmes with impact.
      Your specific knowledge and degree from the most sustainable university of applied sciences in the Netherlands make you highly sought after by employers.
    • Future-proof.
      With your specific knowledge and skills, you will have the tools to create a future-proof world. Our programs are designed to give you the opportunity to make your own choices. This will prepare you for a fascinating career in a professional field that really matters.
    • International orientation.
      Exchange and internships abroad are incorporated in the study program.

    Awards & Accreditations

    All our 4-year Bachelor programs result in a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.

    All study programs at VHL are accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This is the official organization responsible for evaluating the quality of higher education institutions in the Netherlands.

    During the SustainaBul 2024, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences was named the most sustainable higher education institution in the Netherlands. Already for the fourth time (in 2020, 2022, 2023, and 2024).

    Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Global rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 badge


    • Leeuwarden

      Van Hall Larenstein Leeuwarden Agora 1, 8901 BV, Leeuwarden

      • Velp

        Velp Larensteinselaan 26a, 6880 GB, Velp

        • Vlissingen

          Vlissingen, Netherlands

          • Rotterdam

            Rotterdam, Netherlands