The start of your study in Zeeland

Your first week at HZ

Are you a Dutch speaking student? Please visit our Dutch introduction page. We are happy that you have chosen us and hope that you will have a nice student time here. To make the start of your studies and your student days as pleasant as possible, we have a number of tips for you. Meet other (international) students, participate in activities and create unforgettable memories. The introduction week of 2023 will be announced soon.

Good luck with your studies at HZ!

Introduction of your study programme

During the kick-off activities you will get to know your fellow students and get information about your study programme. The introduction week is a compulsory part of your study programme. The introduction week will always take place at the end of August, beginning of September 2023.

Take a look at the introduction week of 2022.

Open introduction programme


F.I.S.A. is the international student association. They organise parties, movie nights and several activities. They can help you with practical information about studying at HZ. 

Go to Facebook page

Practical info

Find all information about arriving in the Netherlands at our website.

Practical information


HZ Cult

If you would like to go to Barcelona, visit the best theatre performances and attend the coolest concerts with other students, then make sure you participate in HZ Cult activities. With a broad programme in the fields of music, theatre and city trips, HZ Cult offers plenty of choice.

  • Earn free credits
  • Receive discounts
  • You do not have to become a member


HZ Sport

Participate in student championships, water sports activities, sports outings or join the annual HZ Ski trip. Of course, at a student rate! You do not have to be a member to participate, but becoming a member does have many advantages:

  • Participate in various activities for free
  • Receive discounts
  • Discounts for various sports clubs

The Work Zone

The Work Zone offers you the best (side) jobs before, after and during your studies at HZ itself or at a company in Zeeland. Registration is entirely without obligation and free of charge. Would you like to register, or do you have a question? Go to www.theworkzone.nl or drop by in their office in HZ in Vlissingen.

Additional information

Before you start your studies, we are happy to give you some additional information about HZ and the use of My.HZ and HZ Learn.


All information about the current rules and regulation in the Netherlands and measures within HZ can be found on the HZ FAQ about the Corona virus under the “prospective students” section.
A conscious study choice increases your chances of being successful in your studies. We therefore think it is important that you make a conscious choice of study and would like to help you do so. You will receive an invitation for the study choice check by e-mail. Together we will find out if your study fits your interests, qualities and motivation.
Via email you will receive the request to make your personal data complete. After approval, you will receive login details for access to My.HZ and HZ Learn. On My.HZ you will find, among other things, your timetable, study plan and book list. You will also find the latest HZ news and you can amend your personal data, among other things.

In HZ Learn you can find all the information about your study programme.
HZ has special regulations for studying as a professional athlete or studying with a functional disability. To arrange this, please contact the counsellor of the domain in which you are studying.
You will receive your HZ student card during the HZ Kick-off. What can you use it for?
  • Printing and copying
  • Borrowing material from the audio-visual services
  • Parking on the HZ site
  • Payment method for HZ Catering
  • Borrowing books in the library
Do you want to live in student accomodation? These organisations can help you further:
  • APV Housing
  • Housing coorperation L'Escaut
  • Villex
Need a bicycle? Grab one of the 50 shared bicycles for your trip in a few simple steps. The bicycles are equipped with a lock that you open with an app. You can unlock the bike with your phone, close the lock with your phone and return it to one of the drop-off locations at the end of your journey. Create an account, download the GoAbout app and start your journey! Shared bike Zeeland is an initiative of CycleHub, Province of Zeeland, GoAbout and HZ.
With your HZ login credentials, you can purchase inexpensive hardware and software at student rates through Surfspot. To do this, go to www.surfspot.nl.

Setup Wifi Apple 
Setup Wifi Android
Setup Wifi Windows

Student App
HZ Learn App