Exchange to NHL Stenden

Are you hoping to immerse yourself in a truly intercultural study environment? Are you looking for English-taught and high-quality education? Would you prefer to study in a relaxed and friendly student town? Then one of the NHL Stenden campuses in the Netherlands is an excellent choice for you. We offer a wide variety of programmes for exchange students.

  • Practical education with strong links with the professional field.
  • Improve your employment prospects.
  • Experience a different way of learning through Design Based Education.
  • Meet like-minded students from all over the world.

Ask your home university to send your nomination for an exchange period to


Applied Art – Fine Arts & Design Applied Art – Theatre
Art 'n Sound Branding Advertising Design
Business Management and Finance Communication
Computer Vision & Data Science Dutch Language and Culture
Entrepreneurship Europe at a Crossroad
Frisian Design Factory Game Design
Healthy and Happy Ageing Innovation and Leadership
International Business International Law
International Teacher Training Offshore and Dredging Nautical
Offshore Energy Transmedia Storytelling


The offering below is available for students of the current Stenden partners


In Leeuwarden, you can choose courses in the field of International Hospitality Management, Leisure & Events Management, Tourism Management, Retail Business School, International HRM, and Creative Business, Media Management. See the complete course list for Exchange students at Stenden Leeuwarden.


In Emmen, you can choose courses in the field of International Business. See the complete list for Exchange students at Stenden Emmen.


At the Academy of Primary Education In Meppel, you can attend our unique 30 EC minors especially for Teacher Training students in the field of Education. See the complete course list for Exchange students at Stenden Meppel.

If you are interested in an NHL Stenden exchange programme, please ask the coordinator of your university to submit a request to NHL Stenden. You will then receive an email from us with a link to the application form.

Application procedure

  1. Ask your home university to send your nomination for an exchange period to
  2. The application deadlines: 15 May 2018 for Fall semester 2018, 15 October for Spring semester 2018
  3. You will be provided with a link for online application.
  4. In the online application, choose which campus you want to study at (Leeuwarden, Emmen or Meppel).
  5. When accepted, you will receive a confirmation by mail.

Please provide the following information with your application:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Semester(s) of exchange
  • Study location (Leeuwarden, Emmen or Meppel)
  • Field of study at NHL Stenden

“My time in Meppel has been a life-changing experience! I am more confident working in a group.”

Dimitris Gioumouk (Greece)
students group

Practical information

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Admission requirements

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