With so much to think about and organise before starting your degree, it’s good idea to plan ahead so that you know you’ve got everything you need when you need it. To help you on your way, we’ve set out the most important deadlines for you.

EU
Deadline September start
Deadline February start

Application deadline

15 August

15 January

Erasmus Exchange

1 May (Autumn)

1 October (Spring)

Apply for student loan by Dutch government*

1 June

1 November

Upload documents in iGo 1 September 1 February
NON-EU
Deadline September start
Deadline February start

Application deadline

31 May

31 October

Visa deadline (file complete and paid)

1 July

1 December

Application deadline Bangladesh/Nepal/Pakistan

31 March

31 August

Application deadline for switchers **

15 August

15 January

Room guarantee agreement

Until 1 July

Until 1 January

Erasmus Exchange

1 May (Autumn)

1 October (Spring)

Complete your Holland Scholarship
application (2022-2023)

1 Nov 21 - 1 of May 22

1 Nov 21 - 1 of May 22

*Dutch Citizen Service Number (BSN) required
** Students with previous higher education outside the Netherlands and international students switching from another university of applied sciences to NHL Stenden

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British students

New students with a UK passport will be treated as non-EU citizens. The non-EU deadlines are applicable if you decide to live and study in the Netherlands after 31 December 2020. Please click here for more actual information.

Please note: The visa process for Bangladeshi, Nepalese or Pakistani nationals takes three months which extends the total length of the application procedure to five months. Consequently, the application deadlines for these students differ from the regular deadline:

September intake deadline: 31 March

February intake deadline: 31 August

Late registration

There are two situations in which intake outside the regular dates, as stated on our course pages, may be permitted. Please see the Late registration procedure to find out if this applies to you.