Stenden University of Applied Sciences and NHL University of Applied Sciences are joining forces. Are you interested in one of our courses? You are now able to find all of our courses on the new website www.nhlstenden.com.

Stenden University of Applied Sciences is merging with NHL University of Applied Sciences. Visit nhlstenden.com/en.

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Athletes in academics

Are you a professional athlete and do you want to study next to your sports career? This is not an easy combination, but we would love to help you combine your sports ambitions with education. Stenden can help you in various ways during your studies.

Meeting with a student counsellor

Before you start your studies at Stenden University of Applied Sciences, you will need to request a meeting with a student counsellor. In this meeting, you may declare that you are a professional athlete. You then discuss the possibilities for any necessary arrangements or adjustments regarding your study programme. This includes lowering the attendance requirements or being paired up with a study-buddy. These arrangements and agreements are recorded in a 'study and top sport contract' for professional athletes. This contract is drawn up by the student counsellor, in consultation with you and the course. During your studies, you are further supported by your tutor.

Study delay

Should the combination between education and being a professional athlete lead to a delay in your studies, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the Profileringsfonds. You are only eligible for this if you receive student finance from the Dutch government. The student counsellor will be able to provide you with more information on this subject.

Contact information

For more information regarding your application and receiving guidance and support during your studies, you may contact a Stenden student counsellor, specialised in advising professional athletes. Please make an appointment by contacting iStudy:

Locations Leeuwarden and Groningen

(+31)58 244 1100

istudy@stenden.com  

Locations Emmen, Assen and Meppel

(+31)591 835 192

istudy.emmen@stenden.com 

Stenden University of Applied Sciences and NHL University of Applied Sciences are merging. Would you like to start your studies in February? Then continue your application process on stenden.com/en

Would you like to start your studies in September 2018? Then continue your application process on the new website nhlstenden.com/en. You can apply now for academic year 18/19!