You’ve applied, what's next?
From registration to start of studies
Most programmes start on 1 September. But there are also flexible part-time Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that start on 1 November, 1 February or 1 April.
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.
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 (in 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)
We have collected all immigration information and immigration forms in two handy pages. Here, you find an overview of what you need to do and when in order to be ready before your programme start date.
Please note: There are strict rules and deadlines surrounding the immigration process, make sure you adhere to these.
The programme selection check
A programme selection check is not mandatory for part-time or Master programmes. It is, however, recommended to complete the check to see how well the programme fits you.
You can find more information on the Programme Selection Check page.
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).
Account mail and myHU
You will receive the accountmail three months prior to the start of your studies 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.
Once you have received your HU account, you can log in to myHU or download the app. In the app you will find your personal information about your enrolment and the start of your programme.
If you have already studied at HU, you will keep your previous student number and HU mail address. If you have lost your login details, go to www.password.hu.nl.
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
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)? Find all the necessary information about your tuition fees and payment.
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 if needed? See www.internationalhu.com/admissions-dutch-diploma for more information.
Did you complete your education abroad? Please go to www.internationalhu.com/admissions-bachelor (start at step 4).
Upload passport photo
We need your passport photo for your student card. You can upload your photo. MyHU will offer instructions on how to do so.
Keep an eye on your digital mailbox
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 information. They send information to your HU mail address, so regularly log in to mymail.hu.nl from the moment you receive your HU account details.
Timetable and class allocation
The class allocation plans and class timetables will be announced during the programme introduction. So it’s important to make sure you attend these introduction days.
About a week before the start of your programme you can also add your timetable to myHU.
Deadline: complete enrolment
Observe the deadlines below for completing your enrolment, otherwise you cannot start your programme and your registration will be cancelled. Keep an eye on your enrolment checklist in myHU.
- Start 1 November: complete your enrolment no later than 31 October
- Start 1 February: complete your enrolment no later than 31 January
- Start 1 April: complete your enrolment no later than 31 March
- Start 1 September: complete your enrolment no later than 31 August
Start of academic year
Your academic year starts in November, February, April or (most common) September. Information about where you should be on your first day of lessons can be found in myHU.
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.
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.