Start of the academic year and checklist

The start of your NHTV career is in sight

You have applied for one of the bachelor programmes at NHTV and you will soon start studying in Breda. However, there are lots of things to be arranged. The checklist on this page - listing the most important practical matters - will help you prepare for your studies. 

If you are Dutch, please refer to the Dutch checklist.

Any more questions? Please contact our Student Office at or +31 76 533 23 33

Is your enrolment complete?

Please check the following:

  • Is your enrolment complete? Did you send the application package? Have you arranged payment of your tuition fee? Use the step-by-step plan of the application manual to make sure that you don't forget anything.
  • Have you submitted your request for study finance to DUO?
  • Have you requested your student travel product (OV-jaarkaart)?
  • Have you registered for student activities (e.g. introduction event) in NHTV MORE?

Living in the Netherlands

Buying study materials

About Holland and the Dutch

Time to leave for the Netherlands, or should you say Holland? The answer to this question, more ‘good-to-knows’ about the Netherlands, and the ‘Hi Holland’ app (to help you learn Dutch), can all be found on the page About Holland.

Just take a look!

Arrival Days

For all new international students who start their studies at NHTV next September, special Arrival Days will be organised on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 August. Make sure you mark these dates on your calendar!

On Thursday you will be informed about practical matters, such as insurance-related, municipal and legal issues, how to open a Dutch bank account, how the Dutch medical system works, and so on. Of course there will also be room for the fun part of studying at NHTV and getting to know your fellow students. There will be an Info Market and a welcome party in the city centre in the evening.

On Friday our international student organisation ESN will organise a city tour. On both days, the various NHTV study programmes will host welcome meetings. More detailed information will follow in the Student Office newsletters which you will receive once you are admitted (conditionally).

Introduction week

The first lecture day will be 4 September 2017, but the academic year will start with the introduction week at the end of August or beginning of September.

Don't forget to register for the introduction week in NHTV MORE.

Good to know

Keep in touch

  • Insight keeps you updated on everything that an NHTV student needs to know. New articles are posted on this news site almost every day. You can also keep in touch with Insight on  Facebook.
  • NHTV is also on Facebook and Twitter, and so is the Student Office: Facebook / Twitter.

You're done!

Congratulations! You have reached the end of this checklist, so nothing stands in the way of a smooth start of your student life at NHTV.  This means that the information on this website is no longer relevant to you. Instead, use your username and password to access (among other things): 

Good luck!