Application Dutch students

Make sure you register in time, preferably before 1 May and at the latest by 1 September. If you apply after 1 May NHTV will decide whether or not you are admitted to the degree programme.

In case you have not obtained your secondary school diploma yet, you can already apply by submitting your current grade list.

Application steps

For students with a diploma from a Dutch educational institution the application consists of three steps:

  • Step 1: Enrol via Studielink
  • Step 2: Study Choice Activities (Studiekeuzecheck)
  • Step 3: Complete your registration; payment of tuition fee

Step 1: Enrol via Studielink

You are to apply through Studielink, the application and enrolment portal provided by the Netherlands Ministry of Education.

  • Go to Studielink
  • Login to your account or create an account if you do not have one yet
  • Click 'Add previous education' and add the previous education that provides admission to the study programme of choice
  • Click on 'Add new enrolment' or 'Enrolment application'
  • Select your preferred programme and confirm your choice
  • Enter the starting month in which you would like to start your programme (1 September) and confirm
  • Answer the study programme-specific questions
  • Tick the confirmation box and confirm your application

You can track the status of your application on your personal Studielink page and your personalised progress can been seen in the My NHTV Applicant App. Download the app in the Playstore or in the iTunes Appstore. If any input from your side is required, you will be informed via email.

Step 2: Study choice activities (Studiekeuzecheck)

It is mandatory to join an orientation day for this programme. If you haven't joined an orientation day, you can register here. You will take part in a workshop and will be accompanied by students and lecturers of NHTV. You have the possibility to ask them all you'd like to know about the programme, NHTV, the field of expertise and student city Breda. Also the student counsellor will be there to answer your questions about admission and 3-year tracks.

Confirmation of participation

After having completed the study choice activities, you will receive a confirmation of participation. Please save this confirmation for future reference, because it serves as proof that you actually attended the mandatory study choice activity. 

Applying after 1 May

If you apply after 1 May * NHTV will decide whether or not you are admitted to the degree programme. In addition to the study choice activities mentioned previously, you will be required to explain your choice for the degree programme in writing. Based on this letter, NHTV will decide to either admit you to the degree programme directly or to invite you to explain your reasons in an interview. You can send your motivation letter to

* The reference date of 1 May does not concern students who will finish the current academic year with a negative binding recommendation.

Step 3: Complete your registration: payment of tuition fee

The tuition fee is in most cases € 2,060. In order to complete your registration, you need to confirm your digital authorization or pay your tuition fee. More information about payment of tuition fee (in Dutch).

We will keep in touch

During the entire application, selection and registration procedure, NHTV will keep in touch with you through email. Please make sure you read and respond to the instructions in time. And don’t forget to download your “My NHTV Applicant App” to follow your progress and read interesting news for all new NHTV applicants.