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.
Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

Executive courses

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Are you a mid-career horticulture, livestock or forestry professional tasked to increase efficiency, control product quality or to facilitate the linkage between chain st ... [+]

This applied Master programme is designed for mid-career horticulture, livestock or forest professionals working in the private or public sector. It is suitable for candidates tasked to increase efficiency, control product quality or facilitating the linkage between chain stakeholders as a chain supporter. This programme is experience-based and practise-oriented and approaches value chain development from the different perspectives of sustainability, business economics, logistics, quality management, certification, marketing, information flows and international trends.

The programme focuses on facilitating developments and innovations in the agricultural production chain while keeping up with fluctuations in demands and policies. Graduates are competent to conduct applied research towards resilient value chain governance and design new business models for chain actors. Graduates are also trained to reflect on their professionalism in an international business environment. This Master programme provides all competences required to build sustainable relations with chain stakeholders and to communicate global value chain developments in a multicultural setting.... [-]

Netherlands Velp
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English (US)
Full time
1 year
Campus
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Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Are you a mid-career development professional, with a background in rural development or agriculture? Within this programme, you can enhance your knowledge in food securi ... [+]

The Master in Management of Development (MSc) is designed for mid-career development professionals, with a background in rural development or agriculture. This top-rated programme is renowned for its international learning environment, team projects and linking theory and practice. Relevant work experience is essential to the course, as students contribute and use their previously obtained know-how.

Graduates are competent rural development professionals prepared to support service delivery organisations, private and government agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) or other development-related organisations in the area of food and nutrition security, disaster risk management, social inclusion, gender and youth. So, if you wish to gain insight into the living conditions and survival strategies of those at risk of becoming excluded and to become equipped to translate this insight into organisational policies and strategies, then join the Management of Development programme.... [-]

Netherlands Velp
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English (US)
Full time
1 year
Campus
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MSc

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

The master Innovative Dairy Chain Management from Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences focuses on the international dairy chain from grass to glass. Gradua ... [+]

The International dairy sector

The master Innovative Dairy Chain Management focuses on the international dairy chain from grass to glass. Graduates of this master contribute to the renewal of professional practice in the dairy chain and bridge the gap between theory and practice. They are capable of mainstreaming, stimulating and implementing technical and organisational changes that lead to increased governance, efficiency and sustainability of the entire chain. Changing market conditions such as fluctuating milk prices, supply and demand, changing milk quality standards, critical awareness of the society and new technologies are some of the challenges the sector is facing. This master delivers professionals competent and available for the international dairy sector.... [-]

Netherlands Leeuwarden
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English (US)
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Due to climate change and the growth of the world population in delta areas, we face urgent social issues. Within the master River Delta Development, you will develop kno ... [+]

Due to climate change and the growth of the world population in delta areas, we face urgent social issues. Within the master River Delta Development, you will develop knowledge and competencies of delta technology, practice-oriented research, and transitions, with the aim of safeguarding welfare and prosperity for future generations. You will become a facilitator of change for river deltas. In this study program, three universities of applied sciences combine their complementing expertise in the fields of coastal regions, river systems, and urban water. This will provide you with insight into how the different component systems operate, how they relate to each other, and how the delta functions as a cohesive system. By focusing on the international context, you will learn how to apply this knowledge in deltas around the world.... [-]

Netherlands Velp Vlissingen Rotterdam
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
18 months
Campus
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