When you want to start a master programme you need to follow all the steps of the admission procedure. The steps may vary per programme. On this page you can find information about the general steps to apply. For information about the admission requirements, application procedure and application deadlines, please check the master programme of your choice.
How to apply?
Below, you find the steps you need to take in order to apply. Although the steps are numbered for your convenience, they are not necessarily linear. Be sure to read through all of them before you start the application process. Check your email inbox (and spam folder!) after each step.
Enrol via Studielink
- If you do not, or not yet, live in the Netherlands, you enrol via Studielink – after creating a Studielink username and password. Request one here.
- Students living in the Netherlands – including non-Dutch nationals – enrol, as well as apply for student grants and loans, via Studielink (in English, Dutch and German).
You need a DigiD log-in code, which takes up to three days to obtain.
Payment of tuition fees
Once you have been accepted, you will be asked to arrange payment of your tuition fees. Via this link you'll find details of the fees applicable to you as well as payment instructions.
Application for visa or residence permit if applicable
Please note: There are strict rules and deadlines surrounding the immigration process, make sure you adhere to these.
Check your master programme
Do you want to know if you qualify to enter one of our master programmes? Additional admission requirements may apply, which can vary per programme. Follow the underlying links to the master programmes of your choice to find out the specifics. Here you can also find contact information if you have any more questions.
Practical preparation for your time at HU
- You need to find a place to live. On our Housing page we tell you what to do and we give some tips & tricks. Whatever you do, do it sooner rather than later!
- Insurance is an important part of setting yourself up to live in the Netherlands. Health insurance is mandatory and there are other insurances you might want to take out.
- Working in another country can really enhance your experience – and boost your international profile! As an international student in the Netherlands, you are allowed to have a part-time job during your studies, but there are some rules and regulations to think of.
- Prepare for your life in Utrecht. There is much to learn about the city and its environs. To help you get settled in, there are introduction and buddy programmes.
Have you been accepted to HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht? Congratulations!
There are just a few more things to take care of:
- Three months prior to your programme start date you receive your HU account details. You can check your enrolment status via MyHU from then on. MyHU provides information about reading materials, introduction programmes and your schedule.
- After your enrolment is completed, you'll receive proof of enrolment and your student ID card. We need a passport picture for this, so be sure to upload one! If you live abroad, you can pick up your student ID card at HU from mid-August. If you live in the Netherlands, you'll receive your card by post.