Are you applying to one of our international master programmes, Data-Driven Design, Next-Level Engineering or Teacher Education? On this page you can find information about the general steps to apply for these programmes. For information about the admission requirements, application procedure and application deadlines, please check the websites of your chosen study programme.
How to apply?
Below, you can 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 e-mail inbox (and spam folder!) after each step. Your admission and visa application are handled by the International Office, whom you can contact if you have any questions concerning the procedures.
Check admission requirements for your master programme
Do you want to know if you qualify to enter one of our master programmes? Additional admission and language requirements may apply, which can vary per programme. You can find the requirements per programme below:
Make sure to check the deadlines for your chosen programme on time, so you do not miss any important deadlines. Please note that various deadlines may apply depending on your nationality and chosen study programme. You can find the deadlines on the websites below:
Apply via Studielink
Attention: Please select the right year and start date
In Studielink you will be asked to select an academic year and a start date. Please select the right academic year and start date 1 September.
Application in Studielink:
- If you do not, or not yet, live in the Netherlands, you enrol via Studielink – after creating a personal username and password. You can create your account on the Studielink website.
- Students living in the Netherlands – including non-Dutch nationals – enrol, as well as apply for student grants and loans, via Studielink (available in English, Dutch and German).
You need a DigiD log-in code, which takes up to three days to obtain.
- Log in to Studielink with your password and username to place your enrolment request. After this, you will receive an e-mail with a link to our Osiris Application system. This is where you'll upload all relevant documents and supply us with the information we need to process your application as quickly as possible.
Upload your application documents
Do you have a Dutch diploma of prior education?
Visit the Admissions with a Dutch diploma-page for your alternate Step 4.
Do you have a foreign diploma of prior education?
Continue here for step 4.
Go to our online enrolment system Osiris Application using the link in your e-mail to complete your admissions file.
Please note: Submissions via e-mail or regular post will not be processed.
Please upload copies of the following in separate, clearly labelled, PDF-files:
- PDF-file 1: Your passport.
- PDF-file 2: Your Dutch residence permit (if you already have this).
- PDF-file 3: Your bachelor diploma and international diploma supplement or grades list.
- PDF-file 4: If your diploma is not issued in Dutch, English, German, French, or Spanish: Translations of both your diploma and grades list(s) into Dutch or English.
- PDF-file 5: If applicable: Proof of language proficiency relevant for your programme. If you haven't already done so, check the language requirements for the programme you want to apply for.
Will you receive your final diploma after the relevant deadline?
In that case, you can submit a graduation statement instead. Make sure the graduation statement includes the following:
- Personal details: full name, date of birth and place of birth
- Name of your programme and level of your diploma
- Confirming that you met the graduation requirements for your diploma
- Graduation date
- Date (MM/YYYY can be enough) on which you will receive the diploma and/or certificates
- Name, job title and signature/stamp of the person who issued your graduation document
- The declaration must be printed on university letterhead
- Grades list
Your application will be processed by HU's International Office. The admissions process should take no more than three weeks, providing you submit all relevant documentation. All communication concerning your admission will be done through e-mail and Osiris Application.
Arrange your language test (if applicable)
Whether you apply for an English or Dutch-taught programme, you need to conform to your programme’s language requirements.
For our English-taught programmes, you can find the requirements on the respective websites for Data-Driven Design, Next-Level Engineering, Sustainable Business Transition and Teacher Education in English, German or French. Make sure to arrange and prepare for your language test as soon as possible.
For our Dutch-taught programmes, HU accepts the following diplomas as proof of Dutch proficiency:
- NT2 Diploma Programme II (CEFR level B2). The NT2-II test is centrally administered through DUO; check their website for information on test dates, scheduling and costs.
- Certificate Dutch as a Foreign Language (CVaNT in Dutch): either certificate 'STRT' (CEFR level B2) or certificate 'EDUP' (CEFR level C1).
The matching process is an important part of your application to a master’s programme at HU. This process will be handled by the programme coordinators of the master’s programmes. You will be invited to take part in the matching process by them. If you have any questions concerning the matching process, make sure to contact your programme of choice.
Application for visa or residence permit if applicable
We have collected all immigration information and immigration forms in one page. Here, you find an overview of what you need to do and when, in order to be ready for your programme start date.
Please note: There are strict rules and deadlines surrounding the immigration process. Make sure you adhere to these.
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.
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 what to look out for. 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, and there are introduction and buddy programmes to help you get settled in.
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.