Study at Zuyd
How to apply

Registration and enrolment

If you want to study at Zuyd, you first need to register via Studielink. This is the national application website for higher education in the Netherlands. It is also available in English and German. If you are not a resident in the Netherlands applying for a study programme may be very different than in your home country. We are happy to assist you during the application process and will answer any question you may have.

  • Step 1: Register in Studielink

    If you want to study at Zuyd, you first need to register via Studielink (please watch the animation Studielink is renewed). This is the national application website for higher education in the Netherlands. It is also available in English and German. You can access Studielink 24 hours a day and seven days a week to enrol (or to withdraw your application). In some cases, you also need to register with the programme itself, for example if there are additional admission requirements.  

    • If you are a resident in the Netherlands:
      Log in with your personal DigiD code. If you do not yet have a DigiD code yet, you can request one at DigiD. Please allow five working days for your request to be processed.
    • If you are not resident in the Netherlands:
      Request a user name and password via Studielink.
    • Select "new enrolment request" and follow the instructions. 

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  • Step 2: Submit application documents

    Zuyd receives your request from Studielink automatically and will begin processing it. You'll receive an e-mail from Zuyd asking you to submit the documents required for enrolment. These documents include:

    • copy of your passport

    • your official diploma and transcript of records or a current list of marks if you are not graduated yet

    • your certificate of English-language proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge).

    The email you'll receive from Zuyd will tell you exactly what documents you need to send.

  • Step 3: Participate in a Study Programme Choice Check

    It is important to us that you choose the study programme that is right for you. A well-considered choice of study programme increases your chances of successfully completing it. That is why you will receive an invitation to complete a Study Programme Choice Check after you enrol. You can enrol for up to three study programmes, and therefore complete three study programme choice checks. The Study Programme Choice Check is free of charge.

    Each study programme choice check consists of the following components:

    • A digital questionnaire (differs per programme)
      You will receive an e-mail from Studielink, which contains a link to a digital questionnaire, a username, and a password. These questionnaires concern the topics of your study skills, motivation, decision-making process, due care, and study method. The results of these questionnaires are then sent to the study programme that you applied to. If you have forgotten your user name or password, go to the home screen of the questionnaire, where you can request new log-in details.
    • Personal contact moment
      We look forward to talking to you during your personal contact moment. If you have completed the digital questionnaire, you can bring a printed copy of the completed questionnaire to the appointment as a starting point for the conversation. You may be asked to perform extra tasks such as completing a homework assignment or writing a motivational letter.
    • Advice based on your Study Programme Choice Check
      Within ten working days of you completing the Study Programme Choice Check, you will receive your Study Programme Choice Check Advice. If you enrolled before 1 May, this advice is non-binding. This means that you can follow the study programme, even if the study programme choice check is negative. However, we do recommend that you look for another study programme if the advice you received was negative. We would be happy to help you do so, if you contact our study programme choice advisor by sending an e-mail to: studiekeuzeadvies@zuyd.nl.

    Do you live abroad or far away?
    If you live in the Dutch Antilles, outside the Netherlands, or outside a 275-kilometre radius from the city in which your study programme is given, you do not need to be physically present for the personal contact moment. The programme department will decide the modalities of the contact moment in your case.

    Study Programme Choice Check Regulations
    If you would like to know what your rights and obligations are regarding the Study Programme Choice Check, you can read the information in the official regulations 

    Download the regulations

  • Step 4: Admission requirements check

    Once we have received all the required documents from you, we will verify if you meet all the admission requirements. We'll notify you if we need any additional information from you. Once you have sent us all the documents required and we have established that you meet all the admission requirements, there will be an announcement in Studielink that you have been accepted as a student at our institution. After that you will receive e-mails with practical information about tuition fees, and if necessary, your visa application form. 

  • Step 5: Pay your tuition fee

    To finalize your application you need to pay the tuition fee. If you are:

    •  EU-citizen: check that your bank is able to process international (SEPA) payments. Go to your personal Studielink page and follow the instructions provided. After you have set up a direct debit mandate and confirmed your payment details, your enrolment is complete and you are set to start your study proramme.

    • non-EU citizen: check that your bank is able to process international (SEPA) payments. Go to your personal Studielink page and follow the instructions provided. If your bank is not SEPA proof, you must transfer the tuition fees to Zuyd. Once we have received your payment and have verified that you meet the visa requirements, we will apply for a student visa on your behalf. After approximately four weeks, you will receive a notification that you can collect your visa from the Netherlands Embassy or Consulate in your country. 

    Scholarship
    You may be eligible for a scholarship. Check the possibilities.

    Enough money on your bank account
    Every year, non-EU students are required to provide written evidence of their ability to live and study in The Netherlands to the local authorities. This means that you should have at least € 8000 at your disposal on a Dutch bank account.