General information for international students

Welcome to Friesland College, a Regional Training Centre for secondary vocational education (VET) and adult education. Friesland College is situated in the north of the Netherlands, in the province of Friesland with its main locations in the towns of Leeuwarden and Heerenveen.

We offer many different fulltime and part-time training programmes to more than 9,000 students. 

Friesland College is an open educational institution with respect for all religions and cultures in society. It is divided into 7 schools; each focussed on a particular business sector which are sector orientated:

  • Commerce & Services

  • Engineering & Technology

  • Creative industries & Pedagogical work

  • Nursing, health, welfare & social care

  • Sports & Exercise

  • Life Sciences

  • Adult education 

Are you interested in doing an internship at one of our partner companies? Ask your school to contact us and maybe we will see you soon!  

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