Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences


Innovative, sustainable and meaningful!
Do you want to contribute to a more sustainable world and work on your personal development? Study at Van Hall Larenstein, the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in Holland! We offer a range of unique English-taught Bachelor, Master and Certificate programmes in fields in which Holland performs at the top. So whether you are interested in nutrition or international trade, are looking for a bachelor degree in the equine sports industry or want to work on the United Nations Sustainability Goals, we have the right programme for you!

​​​​​​​Van Hall Larenstein is located in two cities: Leeuwarden and Velp (Arnhem). Both student cities are home to multiple universities and filled with international students. Leeuwarden was European Capital of Culture in 2018 and it is located close to the Dutch Islands. It has beautiful canals flowing through the city. In Velp we are located on the Larenstein Estate: a modern building surrounded by luscious greenery, only a few minutes away from the vibrant historical city centre of Arnhem.

Van Hall Larenstein has close connections to the international business world and NGO’s. This allows you to apply the theory into practice: besides obtaining highly valued work experience during internships abroad, students go on excursions at companies where they work on real life cases and we invite professionals over to give guest lectures. We strongly believe that international experience is crucial in the development of our students as intercultural competences are required in almost all career fields. Right from the start you will develop a professional network of students and colleagues from all over the world.

The lines of communication in our university are short: our students work in small classes with personal attention from the lecturers. Our programmes 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!

Why VHL?

  • Fully English taught curriculum;
  • Study at the biggest "green" university of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands;
  • Combine theory and practice to get a head start in the job market;
  • Apply your knowledge in (international) internships: included in your programme!;
  • Increase your career opportunities by direct contact with prospective employers during the programme;
  • Develop strong connections within key sectors of Dutch economy;
  • Study in small classes with personal attention from teachers.