English Language Preparation

What is ELP?

This one-term English Language Preparation (ELP) programme is designed for students who need extra help to reach the English language entry requirements for our University of Applied Sciences International Foundation Year

During the programme you will not only improve your English, but will also benefit from an additional term getting used to living and studying in Holland before you join your foundation pathway.

Key facts

Course length: One term

English: IELTS 5.0 (5.0 in writing, no other sub scores below 4.5)

Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study

Age: 17+

How much will it cost? 

Learn more about the course costs on our fees page.


The English Language Preparation programme leads to the Business and Management pathway of the University of Applied Sciences International Foundation Year. After successful completion you will be prepared for your degree at Hanze University of Applied Sciences.

Holland International Study Centre student Xinlei pictured at VU University Amsterdam

The International Study Centre has helped me dramatically as my English has improved. It helped me prepare for university.