Application procedure for the academic year 2016-2017
please note: for new students the application process for the 2016-2017 academic year is now open.
All prospective students have to apply for enrolment via
Studielink. Please follow the steps below in order to enrol for a study programme at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
Create a Studielink account
Add your previous education in Studielink
Apply for enrolment via Studielink
Complete the Study Choice Check
Arrange the payment of your tuition fees
Complete your application
Please note: at the bottom of this page, you'll find an overview of
Before you make an enrolment request,
please take a look at this page to view the application requirements.
After you applied for the bachelor programme of your choice, the Enrolment Centre will assess whether or not your previous education allows you to study (the bachelor programme of your choice) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Please note that only the Enrolment Centre can make statements regarding your eligibility, based on the official rules. No rights can be derived from statements from others about your eligibility.
If you do not meet the minimum requirements, and are 21 years or older, you can still apply to one of our bachelor programmes.
Click here for information about our 21+ Admission Test.
Note: you can only apply for the 21+ Admission Test if you
don't need The Hague University of Applied Sciences to apply for a residence permit (for the Netherlands) for you. This means participation in the 21+ Admission Test is
not possible for non-EU/EEA students that do not already hold a Dutch residence permit.
1. Create a Studielink account
All prospective students have to apply for enrolment via
Students with a Dutch address
If you have a Dutch address, and you are enrolled in a Dutch municipality, you'll have to log in to Studielink using DigiD.
Note: if you’ve already used your DigiD to log into Studielink before, please proceed to
step 2 directly.
If you do not own a DigiD, request it first and make sure your DigiD is activated before you follow the steps below. You can request a DigiD at
www.digid.nl, where you’ll also find more information regarding applying for and activating your DigiD. You need your Dutch Citizen Service Number ('Burger Service Nummer' / BSN) to request a DigiD. If you forgot your BSN, you can request it at the city hall.
Students with a foreign address
If you don't have a Dutch address, you'll have to log in to Studielink with a Studielink account.
if you already have a Studielink account, please proceed to
step 2 directly.
Click here to view or download our manual “Create a Studielink account (for prospective students with a non-Dutch address)”.
2. Add your previous education in Studielink
3. Apply for enrolment via Studielink
Click here to view the deadlines for application.
Click here to view or download our manual "Make an enrolment request in Studielink".
Students applying for a bachelor programme from
countries with our representatives are advised (but not obliged) to apply through one of our
agents. However, all the Chinese students applying for the
English language preparatory programme have to apply through an agent.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences pays a fee to agents for their services. The agents can also charge a fee to students for services they offer. The costs depend on the services offered by the agent and differ from country to country. If you wish to apply through an agent, please contact the agent of your choice for accurate information about the costs.
During the enrolment process through Studielink you will be asked if you are registering through an agent. If so, the steps below will be taken care of by your agent.
Agents must use
the email address of prospective students to apply for enrolment!
their own email address!
4. Complete the Study Choice Check
If your prior education was in the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St Eustatius or St Maarten and you have applied for a full time study programme, it is mandatory to do the Study Choice Check. The Hague University of Applied Sciences will send you an invitation by email with a link to complete the Study Choice Check online. This is an online check that assesses the quality of your study choice process. The deadline for completing the Study Choice Check is 31 May 2016
. More information on the Study Choice Check is available at
5. Arrange the payment of your tuition fees
For the collection of the tuition fees, The Hague University of Applied Sciences makes use of a digital payment authorisation in
this page of our website, you'll find more information.
You need a Dutch bank account to be able to pay by digital authorization. If you do not have a Dutch bank account (yet), you will have to transfer the total tuition fee amount yourself, using the confirmation form for the academic year 2016-2017, which will be available for downloading at
www.thehagueuniversity.com/paymentforms in the summer of 2016.
Please note: for non-EU/EEA students for which The Hague University of Applied Sciences has to arrange a Dutch residence permit, the tuition fees are already included in the package fee.
6. Complete your application
After you applied through Studielink for the bachelor programme of your choice, you’ll receive a student number of The Hague University of Applied Sciences (via Studielink, by email).
Subsequently you will be informed by email on how to proceed with the application.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences makes use of OSIRIS Application for processing your application and assessing your eligibility. Within one week after you have applied in Studielink, you will receive an email in which you are requested to upload your application documents. This email also contains your OSIRIS Application login details.
Here you can download the
OSIRIS Application manual.
Conditional Offer of student position
After you have applied for enrolment in Studielink and followed the instructions from the Enrolment Centre, you will be informed on your eligibility to the programme of your choice.
When you meet the eligibility requirements you will receive a so-called ‘conditional offer of student position’ (letter of acceptance) from the Enrolment Centre by email.
Please note: if you have applied through an agent, this email will also be sent to the agent's office.
Practical matters regarding immigration
For more information on the immigration procedure for your specific situation, please
click here. In case of questions regarding the content of this page, please contact our
Schedules and book lists
During the summer, you will receive further information about schedules, booklists, etc.
Please note: receiving this information does
not mean your enrolment is complete!
We advise you to log in to Studielink regularly to check your enrolment status. At your ‘My Studielink’ page, you can check your ‘My To Do List’ in order to find out which actions are required in order to finish your enrolment. Once you have fully completed your enrolment, the enrolment status in Studielink will read “Enrolled”.
You will receive a student card and proof of enrolment at the start of the academic year.
Deadline for application via Studielink
At this date, your application via Studielink has to be submitted:
15 March 2016
for the Dutch bachelor courses ‘HALO’, ‘HBO-V’ fulltime and parttime (not dual), 'Huidtherapie’ and ‘Voeding & Diëtetiek’.
Note: students for these course have to hand in a copy of their passport to the
Enrolment Centre at 31 May 2016 at the latest.
31 May 2016
for all other bachelor programmes. Go to '
apply before 31 May' for more information.
Deadline to complete the Study Choice Check
If your prior education was in the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St Eustatius or St Maarten and you have applied for a fulltime study programme, the Study Choice Check is mandatory and the deadline for completing it is:
Deadline for submitting your application documents
At this date, all documents necessary in order to verify your identity and previous education have to be submitted to the
Deadline for submitting the immigration documents (including language test results, if applicable)
15 June 2016
for all non-EU/EEA students who need a new residence permit for the purpose of study in the Netherlands or students with a Dutch residence permit that has already expired.
31 July 2016
for all non-EU/EEA students who already hold a (valid) residence permit for the purpose of study in the Netherlands
at another university or university of applied sciences in the Netherlands.
31 August 2016
for non-EU/EEA students who already hold a (valid) Dutch residence permit for the purpose of study in the Netherlands
at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, or for another purpose than study.
Deadline to complete your enrolment
At this date, you'll have to meet all enrolment requirements, including the (authorisation for the) payment of your tuition fees:
31 August 2016
for all students
If you decide not to start the chosen study programme, withdraw your enrolment application in Studielink. We will then stop sending you reminders.
Please note: any refund of tuition fees transferred to us is only possible if you withdraw your enrolment before
1 September 2016. If you fail to meet this date, you will be charged for a part of the tuition fees.
Contacting the International Office
For questions regarding visa, residence permits or housing, please contact our International Office by using
this contact form.