You’ve applied, what's next?
From registration to start of studies
Below, you’ll find some useful information to help you complete your enrolment. You will receive various emails from the HU at the email address you submitted to Studielink. The emails will present you with information about the digital intake, an HU account, access to myHU and reminders of remaining open actions. The following is a concise overview of what you can expect.
October to August: registration, application and visa
You have registered via Studielink for a degree programme at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and have received an email containing your student number and an invitation to submit your documents for application to the International Office.
Please note: If you have registered for a numerus clausus programme, the selection will be different. More info can be found on www.numerusfixus.hu.nl (Dutch only).
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. If you haven't already done so, arrange and prepare for your language tests now.
Apply for your visa or residence permit (if applicable)
Please note: There are strict rules and deadlines surrounding the immigration process, make sure you adhere to these.
February to August: the programme selection check
To be able to start your studies at the HU, you will first need to take the programme selection check. This usually consists of a digital intake, a matching day/interview and a programme selection advice. After you have registered (starting in February), you will receive the digital intake automatically at the email address you submitted to Studielink. Please note that this questionnaire must be completed within one month of receipt, otherwise we will not be able to complete your enrolment for your degree programme.
All information about the Programme Selection Check, for example the dates of the matching days of your degree programme, can be found on https://www.internationalhu.com/programme-selection-check.
Note: If you have registered for a numerus clausus programme, the selection will be different. More info can be found on www.numerusfixus.hu.nl (Dutch only).
June: HU account mail and myHU
You will receive the HU account mail early in June at the email address you submitted to Studielink. It contains instructions for logging into your HU account. This will enable you to take a look inside the digital environments of the HU, such as myHU and AskHU. Did you study at HU before? Then you will keep your previous student number and HU mail address. If you have lost your login details, please go to www.wachtwoordvergeten.hu.nl.
In mid-June, you will receive an email with a link to myHU at the email address you submitted to Studielink. MyHU contains your personal information about the introduction to and start of your programme. You will need to log in with your HU account.
Mid-June: complete your enrolment > set your check-list to green
If you have already activated your HU account, you can log in to myHU. Here you will find a check-list you can use to determine whether you have taken all the necessary steps to complete your enrolment.
Pay your tuition fees
As of mid-June, you can arrange the payment of your tuition fees via Studielink. How much do you have to pay in tuition fees? How can you arrange your payment? Do you need a Proof of Payment of Tuition Fees (Bewijs Betaald Collegegeld, BBC)? You can find all the necessary information here.
Please note: your tuition fees will not be debited until September at the earliest. So you can simply arrange payment of your tuition fees as early as June, so that you will be fully enrolled as soon as possible.
Verification of prior education
When do you need to have your Dutch prior education verified, how do you arrange verification and where do you submit a copy of your diploma? See https://www.internationalhu.com/admissions-dutch-diploma.
Did you complete your education abroad? Please go to https://www.internationalhu.com/admissions-bachelor (step 4).
Upload passport photo
We need your passport photo for your student card. You can upload your photo from mid-June. By that time, myHU will offer instructions on how to do so.
June to August: keep an eye on your (digital) mailbox
Between June and August, you will receive various emails from the HU at the email address you submitted to Studielink. These messages will notify you of all the actions you still need to take to complete your enrolment. They will also refer you to information about the introduction to and the start of your degree programme. Some study programmes also send you additional information. They send this to your HU mail address, so regularly log in to mymail.hu.nl from June onwards.
Full-time students will also receive letters about the introductions by mail in July and August.
Receipt of declaration of enrolment and student ID card
From mid-August, these will be sent by post to the address you have provided in Studielink. Will your enrolment be completed after mid-August? If so, you will receive your student card within two weeks of completing your enrolment.
Please note: if you have entered a foreign address in Studielink, you will not receive a physical student card until you have provided a Dutch address. In the meantime, you will be able to use the digital student card in myHU. This card has the same function and value as the physical student card.
Timetable and class allocation
The class allocation plans and class timetables will be announced during the programme introduction at the end of August. So it’s important to make sure you are there!
Deadline: complete enrolment before 31 August
You must have completed your enrolment by no later than 31 August. So please keep an eye on your enrolment check-list in myHU.
End of August: introductions, timetables and class allocations
It currently is not completely clear how the introductions will take place with the possible COVID-19 measures in 2021. If your programme organises an introduction, it will take place in the last week of August or the first week of September. You will find more detailed information and the dates in myHU from mid-June on.
The programme introductions are important: the timetables and class allocations will often be announced then and you will meet your lecturers and fellow students.
Did you know that we also offer a city introduction to help you become acquainted with Utrecht and student life in early August? If you would like to take part in this, please don’t hesitate to sign up from the beginning of May.
Start of academic year!
The academic year starts at the beginning of September. From mid-June, you will be able to find more detailed information on myHU about where you have to be on your first day at the HU and at what time.
At the moment, lectures at HU are offered partly on location and partly online. In the buildings of the HU we follow the guidelines of the RIVM. For example, we keep a distance of 1,5 metres from each other, walking routes are indicated and cleaning is done more often in our buildings. We will keep you up-to-date of all COVID-19 measures on myHU as of mid-June.
Did you register for a numerus clausus programme?
Did you register for Physiotherapy, Skin Therapy (full-time or part-time), Allied Medical Care, Dental Hygiene, Dental Prosthetics (part-time) or Optometry (full-time or part-time)? The deadline for registration is 15 January. All the necessary information about the selection, dates of the selection days, rank numbers and further enrolment procedures can be found via the link below.
Information on numerus clausus (Dutch only)
You do not have the right prior education, but you are 21+?
You do not have the right prior education for the degree programme of your choice, but you are 21 or older? If so, you can do the 21+ admission test; click on the link below for all the necessary information.
Have you completed prior education abroad?
The registration procedure is slightly different for applicants with prior education done abroad. Click on the link below to read more about this.
Enrolling for a KOM-minor?
If you are studying at another university of applied sciences or university and you want to apply for a KOM minor at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, you can check out the HU-minorsite (in Dutch) for the steps you will have to take to be registered and enrolled in a minor course at HU.
Did you register for a part time bachelor degree programme or a master programme?
If you registered for a part time bachelor degree programme or a master programme, check out internationalhu.com/intro-parttime.
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.