International Business


Dear International business student,

Thank you for your application for International Business program. We will welcome you officially to International Business at the NHL Stenden University in Leeuwarden in February 2020.

Please be informed that the Study Start Week (SSW) runs from Wednesday 29th  January –Friday 31st of January. During this week we will introduce you to International Business and your fellow students. In other words, it is the ideal start to your IB studies! To secure your spot during the SSW, please register via Janet Hazenberg at

The introduction week will start on Wednesday 29th  of January 2019 with a general introduction about the IB programme at NHL Stenden. In addition, several activities will be organized during this week to get to know your fellow students, teachers and the city of Leeuwarden. For the details, please find the programme of the SSW attached.

The costs for the Study Start Week are 48,50 euro. You can complete your payment via our webshop. The registration will take place at NHL Stenden.



Start End Activities Description Location
9.30 10.00 Registration Registration for the study startweek Central hall Rengerslaan 8
10.00 10.45 Welcome Introduction SSW team  and module team 1.48
10.45 12.15 Introduction/ lecture Studying in an international setting 1.48
12.30 13.15 Lunch Lunch is provided by IB Diet wishes, please inform us by sending an email to 1.48
13.30 14.30 Bonding game + closure at the student information Get to know each other Get to know the building Complete your enrolment NHL stenden
14.30 16.00 Have a drink 1 drink is for free Campus Cafe
Einde programma


14.00 16.00 City rally Find all interesting spots in the city centre of Leeuwarden City centre
16.30 18.30 Dinner Please enjoy a typical Dutch  dinner. Dinner and 2 drinks are included Pannekoekschip
19.00 21.00 Bowling A fun and sporty activity Grote keizer
Einde programma


Start EndActivities Description Location
14.00 15.30 Ice skating A real Dutch activity on the ice Ice Hall
17.30   Dinner and drink After ice skating we will have dinner together and a drink. Dinner and 1 drink is included, more drinks are on your own expense. Dr Watson
Einde programma

Good to bring

Good to bring: some cash money for payment for transportation or to buy something to drink , for the Iceskating on Friday please bring gloves, a cap and if you have ice skates, you can bring them too. If you do not have ice skates, you can hire them etc. Please take some cash money to buy a drink or for travel costs in the city. A bottle of water, a snack on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and a Passport or ID card.


In the International Business programme you choose a second language; German (intermediate) , Spanish (basic), French (intermediate) and Dutch (basic). You can choose your language via this link. Please register for a first choice and a second choice. Please be aware there is a minimum to the number of registrations per language to be able to offer the language.

Price and payment

The price is €48,50 euros and you can pay via this link. Payment is compulsory before taking part in the study startweek.

Booklist and ordening

Please wait with buying books for the languages other than English, because we will decide which languages will be offered in the program based on the number of applicants for each language during the Study Start Week. You only have to buy the book for the language of your choice which will be offered, so please wait until you know which language this will be.

You can find your booklist here. The selected supplier of NHL Stenden is Studystore.


On Tuesday the 4th of February 2020 the Dutch Immigration Service (IND) will come to NHL Stenden Mill for our first year non-European students to hand out residence permits. More information can be found in this letter.


Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. The contactperson for the study start week is Janet Hazenberg and Rutger de Jong. You can reach them via

You can register for the study startweek via this email address. You can find all the detailed information of the International Business programme here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Start of the study

Class will start on the 3rd of February 2019. You will be informed about your schedule during the study startweek.