General information sessions

During the introduction days, the "General information sessions" are an important part of the programme. Various important practical matters are discussed during this meeting. As this meeting cannot take place due to the current situation, we have tried to present these issues as clearly as possible on this page.

Practical information

International Student Insurance (Aon)
Student Survival Guide

As a new student you will have a lot of questions about the Netherlands and all kind of practical matters. Would you like to know more on subjects such as public transportation, cycling, how to contact a doctor, WIFI at HZ and how to get a job on the side? Read the International Student Survival Guide! 


About The Netherlands

Dutch culture and tips about The Netherlands

About HZ

Helpdesk International students

Once you are at HZ, it might happen that you have specific questions or need help with Dutch documents.

Ms Monique Schreurs is available to help you. Consultation hours: 

Monday11.00am - 1.00pmCampus VlissingenOffice L1.10
Tuesday11.00am - 1.00pmCampus VlissingenOffice L1.10
Wednesday11.00am - 1.00pmCampus  MiddelburgReception desk
Thursday11.00am - 1.00pmCampus VlissingenOffice L1.10

For an appointment outside the consultation hours, you can make an appointment by sending an email to or through WhatsApp: +31 6 53 31 48 40

Examples of questions
Questions concerning insurance, healthcare allowance, assistance with tax returns, assistance with DUO. 
Help with translation of Dutch documents DIGID

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you receive Dutch letters by postal mail which are addressed to you, please consult Ms Scheurs to avoid any problems.

If Ms Schreurs is not able to answer your question, she will direct you to the person who can help you further.

The Work Zone

The Work Zone
How can we help you?

  • Help you applying for a job
  • Do a resume check
  • Help you writing a motivation letter
  • Help you finding a job after graduating
  • Help you find a job during your study

Contact and more information  You can find us in L0.62 in HZ Vlissingen or sent an email to post@theworkzone.nlYou can find more information on this flyer. 

Peer Project

Peer Project
To make your stay at HZ and The Netherlands as comfortable as possible we like to encourage contact between Dutch and foreign students by suggesting them to take part in a so called peer project, the easiest and most fun way to collect 1,25 ECTS:
Check out the presentation for more information.

Shared bikes

Shared bikes
Need a bicycle? Grab one of the 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. Click here for more info!

FISA - International Student Association

"FISA is the organisation representing the interests and ideas of international students at HZ. We organise parties and social events that aim to bring the international community together and make your time in Vlissingen/Middelburg unforgettable. Come make memories!” 

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