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  • Locations: Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: BGSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Academic Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study: Business, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, International Business Management, Tourism and Leisure Program Type: BGSU Exchange Program
Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply
Program Description:

Located in Vlissingen, Netherlands HZ has around 4,800 students divided over four study years and 23 bachelor degree programmes, eight of which are taught in English. Some 500 students come from outside the Netherlands, so we have a great mix of Dutch and international students. Easy mathematics will tell you that with such numbers, classes are going to be small.

Tulip fields, windmills, wooden shoes and plenty of cheese. Also lots of people for its small surface area: over 17 million inhabitants on 41,528 km². Oddly enough, there are even more bikes: 20 million. The Dutch are known as open-minded, tolerant and friendly. A long tradition of trading and seafaring has made them fluent in languages. What else springs to mind when you think of the Netherlands? Oh yes, it is a flat country with a lot of water and wind, bridges, polders, windmills. The Dutch are the ones who conquered land from the sea and made it their own. This centuries-long struggle with the sea has made them experts in water management. 

Learn more about being an exchange student at HZ HERE.


Vlissingen is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. With its strategic location between the Scheldt river and the North Sea, Vlissingen has been an important harbour for centuries. A hop skip and a jump away from Amsterdam and a two hour train ride to Paris. Its central location makes it easy to travel to other locations throughout Europe

Read about student life in Vlissingen HERE.

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

All courses will be taught in English

HZ offers courses in the following subject areas: 

Business & Management
Life Sciences & Chemistry
Water and Land
Logistics and Supply Chain 

Learn more about specific course options HERE.

Students will apply for housing through a preferred partner using the online system provided by HZ. Students will have the option to choose apartments or shared student houses. Estimated housing costs is between 300-400 euros a month.

When you are looking for accommodation in Vlissingen, there are possibilities to find a good and affordable room. Most student houses are near the city centre and within cycling distance of HZ. You are also close to the Vlissingen Boulevard and beach when you want to get a breath of fresh air. It is highly recommended that you purchase a bike upon arrival. Most housing options are a 5-10 min bike ride from campus. 

Learn more about housing options HERE

Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad.

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Candice Moser
If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad. For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE

Students participating in BGSU exchange programs will pay their tuition and fees as if they were studying at Bowling Green State University. Students are responsible for their own housing, room and board, and incidental expenses.  

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition & Fees BGSU Tuition & Fees can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. (Undergraduate, , In State and Out of State)
Education Abroad Fee $50
International Health Insurance BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
International Airfare $1200
Visa/student residence permit €174 (see LINK)
Housing €300-450 (see LINK)
Personal Expenses $1000
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 


**We will follow university payment/withdrawal policies

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
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