Get ready for your studies

Ready, study, go…!

On this webpage, international students can find the latest news and practical information to help them get ready to start their studies. If you have any questions about your study start, contact us on or Whatsapp: +31 (0) 6 12 31 81 10.


We always look forward to welcoming our new international students. We realize that the COVID-19 pandemic means that travel restrictions may be in place and that you may need to organise more than you would normally expect to. Make sure you are up to date with the latest information by checking out government websites that provide travel information and updates on the measures aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
At the moment, it is possible for international students to start their studies online, from home, if they are unable to travel to the Netherlands. Please speak to the contact person for your study programme about this. If you do travel to the Netherlands, remember you will currently need to calculate in 10 days quarantine time.  Check out what travel advice applies for you.

Study in times of corona

We understand these are uncertain times with the COVID-19 pandemic having such an impact on our daily lives. At NHL Stenden, we’re committed to playing our part in safeguarding the health, well-being and success of our students and staff. Academic continuity is of the highest importance which is why we are providing a form of hybrid education, combining online teaching with face-to-face classes where possible. Of course, it’s essential that we all adhere to the regulations and measures the Dutch government has put in place in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. These include wearing a face mask in public places, including in our buildings and on public transport, and keeping social contacts to a minimum. You can read more about the measures in place on the Dutch government website.

We have also put together a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions which you can refer to here.

Corona updates & FAQ

Get ready!

Of course, it’s really exciting to move abroad for your studies, and you might not always be quite sure of what to expect. Fortunately, our students are keen to share their experiences so you can get a taster of what it’s like at NHL Stenden. Join our pre arrival webinars and learn what it is like when you arrive in the Netherlands. Check out our student vlog on what it’s like when you arrive in the Netherlands and to prepare your arrival. Don’t forget to check out our “practical information” pages. They’re full of information that will help you get your academic year off to a success, from opening a Dutch bank account to renting a bike.

We’ll keep you up to date

We continue to be uncertain as to how things will develop. We assume that we will sometimes have to change our plans very quickly and that we may be faced with challenging surprises. However, we are confident that we will find our way through this together. We’ll keep you up to date with the latest developments in emails. If you have any questions, ask mail your question to  

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