Studying in Venlo

Studying in Venlo

Venlo is a vibrant and lively community that is on a provincial scale, but nevertheless increasingly characterised by an international outlook. With more than 4500 students from all over the world following bachelor programmes in Venlo, it is a multilingual city. Venlo is located on the border with Germany and is the cultural epicentre of North Limburg. With an event calendar bursting with festivals and activities, a bustling city centre with shops ranging from ultra-modern to nostalgic and a broad spectrum of art and culture, Venlo holds many attractions for young people planning to complete their studies here. The study programmes offered in Venlo are also perfectly tailored to suit the employment opportunities in the region.

Checkpoint: the service point for students in Venlo

Checkpoint is an organisation that helps students with all matters relating to studying and living in Venlo. Checkpoint will help you on your way to feeling at home in Venlo as quickly as possible. Contact Checkpoint for advice on moving, furniture, bed linen, support with your studies and language courses. The organisation can also help you arrange practical matters such as opening a bank account, buying a bike and part-time jobs. The Checkpoint student pass offers students attractive discounts at many shops, restaurants and events.

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Gilde Opleidingen

As well as 4500 higher education students, a substantial group of students follow secondary vocational education provided by Gilde Opleidingen. Gilde Opleidingen offers programmes including Leisure and Hospitality, Transport and Logistics, Travel and Hospitality, Medical Care, Service Provision,Pedagogic Work, Wellness and Beauty and the Hotel School.

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Fontys Hogescholen

Did you know that 4500 students attend courses at Fontys in Venlo?

There are various undergraduate and graduate study programmes in Venlo. Venlo is traditionally a city where trade and logistics are embedded as important elements of its corporate signature and culture. The range of study programmes reflects and complements this. Fontys Hogescholen in Venlo has many programmes in logistics, trade and business. A career at one of the many leading companies active in these areas in the region is therefore a logical step. Venlo has 25 global market leaders in their own specific branch, and more than 1000 companies are based on the industrial zones in Venlo. The main focus areas of Fontys in Venlo are engineering and technology, IT, logistics, economics, marketing, business and pedagogics.

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HAS University of Applied Sciences and the University of Maastricht: Focus on Agri and Food

Agri and Food play an important role in Venlo's history. Food production is in Venlo's DNA. HAS and the University of Maastricht have responded by offering outstanding quality study programmes. Food innovation is a key word in these programmes. The students of today will ensure that future generations of the world's population can continue to consume safe and healthy diets.

HAS Venlo offers the following study programmes: Business Administration and Agribusiness, Food Innovation, International Farm Management and Applied Biology. In addition to the agri-related programme Health Food Innovation Management, the UM offers programmes in Global Supply Chain Management and Change, a programme that concentrates on logistics.

The University of Applied Photography (Fotovakschool)

There is also a branch campus of the University of Applied Photography (Fotovakschool) in Venlo. Stichting de Nederlandse Fotovakschool (or for short: Fotovakschool) is one of the oldest and most renowned education institutes for professional photographers. Today, Fotovakschool offers a wide range of programmes for photography, film and media design at secondary and higher vocational education level.

The unique expertise of the institute has resulted in close ties with professional photographers and the business community over the years, so there is never a shortage of suitable internship placements.

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