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This summer, a new Sports school will be opened in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn, named Full Force Sports Academy. The school is a partner of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, and will provide several rooms in its dorm for the university’s students.


Receiving the letter of acceptance from your university is a perfect news! But you still need to arrange a lot of stuff before your classes begin. You need to pay tuition fee, find accommodation, enroll in the introduction events, and much more. Best way not to miss anything is to write down all tasks into a checklist and deal with them one by one.


Higher education in the Netherlands is expensive while finding scholarship or grant for studying can be a challenging task. One of the ways of paying tuition fees and student life costs could be borrowing finances from the Dutch government. It is possible for EU students under 30 of age, who is going to stay in the Netherlands after graduation.


Wittenborg University offers 3 international Master’s programmes in Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management. Although the programmes are taught at a university of applied sciences, graduates obtain an academic Master of Science diploma upon course completion.


In 2015, international Bachelor’s programme in Game Architecture and Design (IGAD) at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences received the "Top-rated programme" award in the Keuzegids HBO ranking. We asked NHTV’s Student Office to tell about studying at the university and how to apply.



Through the Orientation Year residence permit, graduates from Dutch universities are able to remain in the Netherlands for an additional year after completing their study to find a job in their field of expertise. Starting in 2016, new rules will apply to this residence permit, helping graduates of Dutch and international universities start their career in the Netherlands.


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences provides accommodation for international students in Apeldoorn. There are 3 types of student housing which can be arranged by the university: apartments, houses, and Spacebox studios. To receive a room upon arriving to the Netherlands, students need to request it during application procedure.


Many newcomers to the Netherlands are required to have an entry visa and residence permit of some sort in order to live and work in the country. One such visa that’s being offered by the Dutch government is the new start-up visa.


Along with the standard learning formats such as lectures, workshops, and internships, universities in The Netherlands always look for innovative approaches to learning that are able to improve the study experience and to elevate education to a higher level. One of these innovative approaches is called Problem Based Learning, or PBL. It was first implemented in Holland by Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the middle of twentieth century.


You have just arrived and want to settle all the essential things as soon as possible. One of such things is, of course, buying a bicycle.