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International Open Day and Taster Days

Would you like to experience what it is like to study in the Netherlands at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences? Meet our academic staff and other (international) students!

Visit one of our International Open Days in Leeuwarden or Emmen and experience what it is like to study here. During the event you can learn all about our English-taught programmes and meet staff and students with multi-cultural backgrounds. 

The International Open Day is specially organised for all students who are coming from abroad to visit NHL Stenden. Please be aware that there is a special programme for potential students from Germany.

Upcoming dates

Below is an overview of all the locations at which an event will be hosted on the given date(s). 

9 February 2019

5 April 2019

7 June 2019

13 April 2019


Experience NHL Stenden

Visit our next open day and learn more about NHL Stenden. Students and teachers will be happy to answer all of your questions. You can explore the campus, gather information about your study programme, and experience the atmosphere of the study environment!


  • Registration (lobby Stenden Hotel)
  • Overall Presentation (meeting room Hotel)
  • Problem based Learning (meeting room Hotel)
  • Lunch (restaurant Wannee)
  • Study course presentations (classrooms)
  • Guided Tour (NHL Stenden)
  • Q&A (lobby & bar Stenden Hotel)
  • City Tour (Leeuwarden)

* The Programme starts between 09:30 am and 11:00 am. You will receive an E-mail 10 days in advance with the exact times and locations. 

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  • Registration (classrooms)
  • Overall Presentation (classrooms)
  • Guided Tour (Campus)
  • Lunch (Restaurant Stones)
  • Study course presentations round 1 (classrooms)
  • Study course presentations round 2 (classrooms)
  • Info market (Campus)
  • Q&A (classrooms)

* The Programme starts between 09:30 am and 11:00 am. You will receive an E-mail 10 days in advance with the exact times and locations. 

Register now!


The Taster Day International Teacher Education for Primary Schools programme:

10.00 - 10.15: Registration and welcome
10.15 - 10.45: ITEPS programme overview 
10.45 - 11.35: Workshop 1 
11.35 - 12.25: Workshop 2 - ITEPS from a student's perspective
12.25 - 13.00: Lunch (soup will be provided)
13.00 - 13.50: Workshop 3 
14.00 - 15.00: Q&A session 

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You can take part in the full programme or make your own selection.


Reception and welcome


General introduction to the ITESS programme by students and staff


Taster session: Educational Studies (30 minutes) ‘What is special about teaching at international schools?’


Taster session: Global citizenship (30 minutes)




Taster Session: History (30 minutes)
Taster session: German (30 minutes)
Taster session: Mathematics (30 minutes)
Taster session: English (30 minutes)


Optional: Visit to Groningen city centre (60 minutes)

10:00 - 14:00

Opportunity to speak with ITESS students and lecturers before or after Taster Sessions.

Optional: videos about international education.


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Where do I find which course?

Our Open Days take place at our campuses in Leeuwarden, Emmen, and Meppel. Please check the course overview as certain courses are only taught at specific campuses.


Please check if the location of your choice is hosting an Open Day or a Taster Day on the date you wish to visit.