Sports and Nutrition Exchange Programme

Each year the School of Sports and Nutrition receives exchange students from abroad. They study here for one or two semesters under the terms of a bilateral agreement between the School of Sports and Nutrition and their home university.

Sports and Nutrition Exchange Programmes

Students who would like to do an exchange programme at the School of Sports and Nutrition can choose from three different minors (fixed programmes of 30 ECTS). Each of the minors takes place during the autumn semester (September through January). If you would like to study one of these minors during the 2016/2017 academic year, you must apply before 1 May 2016 (further information is provided below). The available minors include:


The Sport Development minor addresses social challenges through sport in a national and international context. The aims of Sport Development are inclusion, empowering people and building communities through sustainable sport programmes. Subjects cover a diverse range of topics, including capacity building, sport policy and governance, social entrepreneurship and intercultural communication.


The High Performance Sport minor focuses on the management aspects within the world of High Performance Sport. This industry is dedicated to striving for excellence and students will be taught in such an environment. The subjects covered include sport policy and governance, sport marketing, sport media and sport law, among many others.


The Creating Food Concepts in Europe minor is part of the Bachelor’s programme Nutrition and Dietetics. The focus is on the creation of innovative food concepts. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the courses combine knowledge about food cultures, product design, consumer research and functional food science with economics, international marketing, intercultural management and business ethics.

English Language Requirements

Because all of these minors are taught in English, it is important for all exchange students to have strong written and verbal English skills. Non-native English speakers will be required to provide proof of their English level, based on a TOEFL or IELTS test completed within the last year. The minimum score for enrolment is 6.0 for IELTS or a TOEFL 550 (paper-based)/213 (computer-based)/80 (internet-based) score.

Apply for an Exchange Programme

In case you are interested in an exchange programme at the School of Sports and Nutrition, please contact the International Office of your home university. Your home institution first needs to formally nominate you. When this is done, please download and complete the form below, enclose the required documentation and send it to sn-international@hva.nl before 1 May 2016. NOTE: When saving the form use the "save" option, don't use the "save as.." option. Otherwise the information you provided will be gone.

Additional Information


For more information and questions about the above programmes, please get in touch with our International Office: sn-international@hva.nl.



Published by  School of Sports and Nutrition 12 November 2015