Frequently Asked Questions

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Students, parents and visitors to our website often ask the same questions. We have made a list of common questions and answers for your convenience. If you cannot find the information you need or have another question not listed here, please contact us.

Accreditation Questions

How do I know if a programme is recognised or awards recognised degrees?
How do I know if an institution is recognised?

Course Related Questions

Which bachelor degree programmes do you offer in English?
What type of degree do I receive after finishing the programme?
When do the programmes start? 
What is the workload?
Do you have a brochure or prospectus available?

Costs and Funding Questions

How much is the tuition fee?
What scholarships are available to me and what do I need to do in order to receive them?
Will Inholland University of Applied Sciences help me find housing? How much approximately will the price per month be?

Application and Admission Questions

How do I apply?
Can you assist me with problems on Studielink?
What are the admission requirements?
When is the application deadline?
What do I need to apply?
Can I transfer credits and/or enrol into the 2nd+ academic year?
When will I be notified about the result of my application?

Language Proficiency Questions

Do you offer NT2 exams (preparatory Dutch language course)?
Is it possible to do an IELTS or TOEFL test at Inholland University of Applied Sciences?
I have studied in an English speaking country. Do I still need to provide an English certificate?

General Questions

Is it possible to do a 21+ test?
Can Inholland University of Applied Sciences apply for a visa (MVV) for me?
Do you have information for exchange students?


Accreditation Questions


How do I know if a programme is recognised or awards recognised degrees?
In the Netherlands the Central Register for Higher Education Programmes (CROHO) lists recognised higher education institutions and accredited programmes. Only degrees awarded by the programmes published on this website are recognised by all the authorities in the Netherlands and Flanders. Internationally, the Qrossroads website lists accredited programmes from European countries. All Inholland programmes are accredited. For more information, please check NVAO

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How do I know if an institution is recognised?
Higher education institutions in the Netherlands and Flanders can only be recognised by law or by a governmental decree. New institutions and providers are now recognised after a registration procedure, including the initial accreditation of programmes, and a formal decision by the government. The recognised higher education institutions are registered in the Central Register for Higher Education Programmes (the Netherlands) and the Higher Education Register (Flanders).  Inholland is a recognised institute. For more information, please check NVAO

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Course Related Questions

Which bachelor degree programmes do you offer in English?
Please click here for our bachelor programmes.

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What degree do I receive after I have finished the bachelor course?
When you graduate, you have obtained a bachelor's degree.

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When do the programmes start?
Courses generally begin each September and last until the middle of June the following year.

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What is the workload?
Students are expected to spend 40 hours a week on their studies including in-class time, project work and at home study.

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Do you have a prospectus or brochure available?
If you'd like additional information to what we offer here on our website, please leave you contact details here, and we'll contact you with the requested information.

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Costs and Funding Questions


How much is the tuition fee?
See the Tuition Fees Guide to find out which amount you will be expected to pay. This is a handy tool that enables you to see whether you are eligible for the payment of statutory or institutional tuition fees.  Please visit the Tuition Fees page on the website for general information.
Tuition Fees

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What scholarships are available to me and what do I need to do in order to receive them?
Non EU students are entitled to a scholarship from Inholland University of Applied Sciences. However, there are some requirements that must be met by the student. You can find more information in the Scholarships section on the  Inholland website.

Shortly after you start your course in September, more detailed information will be given to you at our International Office. They will give you a form to fill in. After you submit the filled-in form, the amount of the scholarship will be automatically transferred to your Dutch bank account.

EU and Dutch students are advised to use the Nuffic Grantfinder which allows you to determine if you are eligible for any scholarships/grants/loans from external sources. The DUO website is the keysource of information and all queries regarding grants and loans need to be directed to them.
Nuffic Grantfinder
DUO

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Will Inholland University of Applied Sciences help me find housing? How much approximately will the price per month be?
Some locations offer short-term accommodation to incoming foreign students who are studying at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences. The prices for student accommodation can differ.

For more information on housing and applying for student accommodation select a location:

Alkmaar

Amsterdam/Diemen

Delft

Haarlem

Rotterdam

The Hague

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Application and Admission Questions


How do I apply?
Click here for the application procedure ; you need to follow the instructions for our application procedure.

Please note that the enrolment procedure for international applicants can take well over three months, so please apply as early as possible.

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I'm having problems with Studielink, can you help?
For help with your application, please download the help guide called How to use studielink.
How to use Studielink

Please have a look at Studielink's FAQS, this tool gives answers to most frequent questions from applicants. Choose Inholland University of Applied Sciences as the institution.

If you have any questions, you can contact our Inholland International Recruitment & Admissions Office for assistance.
E-mail: International@Inholland.nl
Tel: 0031 (0)23 - 522 32 75

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What are the admission requirements?
For more information on all the required diplomas/certificates and English tests, see our Admission Requirements information page.

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What is the deadline to apply?
International applicants should note that the enrolment procedure can take well over three months to complete. To improve your chances to attend the course of your choice, it is best to enrol as early as possible. We recommend the following enrolment deadline dates: 

  • Dutch students by 1 August 
  • EU students by 1 August 
  • Non-EU students by 1 May

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What do I need to apply?
All the information and application procedures our collected conveniently for you on our Studielink page.

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Can I transfer credits from my previous university and enrol into a later semester?
We cannot assess whether your previous grade transcripts and university accreditation are in line with Inholland's until you apply. If you apply, and we can evaluate your request and transfer applicable credits. Please contact either the relevant International office at your programme location or the International Recruitment & Admissions Office.

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When will I hear the result of my application?
The time it takes Inholland to process each application is strongly dependent on the type of secondary school diploma that you have and the timing of its submission to us. Applicants, who possess internationally recognized diplomas and send them to us as soon as they have applied via Studielink, stand a greater chance to hear the result of their applications as early as possible. Prospective students who are not going to receive their diplomas before the end of their school year can already send in their transcripts, but normally you will have to wait to hear from us until we receive your  their final diplomas.

Please note that the enrolment procedure for international applicants can take well over three months to complete, so please apply as early as possible.

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Language Proficiency Questions

Do you offer NT2 exams (prepatory Dutch language course)?
Inholland does not offer NT2 exams or preparatory Dutch language courses. For NT2 exams please consult DUO. For Dutch language preparatory courses, you can contact our partner Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

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Is it possible to do an IELTS or TOEFL test at Inholland University of Applied Sciences?
You cannot take the test at Inholland University of Applied Sciences. Please check the IELTS and TOEFL websites for more information on taking the test in a location close to you.
For the IELTS test, please visit: www.ielts.org
For the TOEFL test, please visit: www.ets.org

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I have studied in an English speaking country. Do I still need to provide an English certificate?
If you have studied in an English speaking country for the three most recent years of your education and have obtained an official diploma from your institution, you might be exempted from the language requirements. Inholland will need to see your diploma and transcript first before awarding you an exemption for English.

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General Questions


Is it possible to do a 21+ test?
If you do not have the required diplomas, you are 21 or older, you can take the 21+ test.

If you would like more information about the 21+ test and how to apply, please contact the Bureau Toelatingsonderzoeken (Office for Admission Tests) telephone +31 (23) 543 8080 or e-mail: toelatingstoets@Inholland.nl

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Can Inholland University of Applied Sciences apply for a visa (MVV) for me?
Yes.

For more information on obtaining a visa and how to apply for a visa, please go to the Visa information page (MVV-machtiging tot voorlopig verblijf).

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I'm a student at a partner university and I want to take part in the exchange programme, can you help?

Inholland University of Applied Sciences has bilateral exchange-agreements with partner institutions all around the world. We offer several international exchange programmes in which student that have been nominated by their home university can participate.

If you wish to take part in an exchange programme with Inholland University of Applied Sciences, please inquire at your own institution (the International Office or Study-coordinator) if such a cooperation exists between your University and Inholland, in your field of study. 
Here you can find important information regarding an exchange program at Inholland University of Applied Sciences.

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