Privacy Policy

This website occasionally asks you to share your personal information. This can be in the form of cookies (see below) or through requests for information. We only collect that information from you that is necessary to communicate with you. Depending on the nature of your request we may need the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • Your academic background (if you require particular advice)
  • Your areas of interest

We will only contact you by email in the first instance although subsequent follow-up may be in the form of telephone calls, Skype or similar.  The grounds on which we will contact you in terms of GDPR regulations are consent (delivery of email newsletters and course information requests) or performance of a contract (applications to universities).

If you sign up to our newsletters you can expect to hear from A Star Future Ltd (owner of,,, and approximately once a month. If you wish to discontinue your subscription, you will always be able to do this directly from any email newsletter we send you or by contacting us directly.

The only reason why A Star Future Ltd will ever contact you is to provide information about international higher education opportunities at universities outside the United Kingdom. As most students contact us initially around 12-18 months before they decide where to go to university, we will cleanse our entire database every two years. There is no reason why you will be contacted by us for longer than this unless you expressly request renewed contact.

You have the right to request access to any data that we hold on you. Please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with details of the data we possess.

Because of the nature of our work, we occasionally forward your contact details to third parties to provide you with further information about specific higher education opportunities. These organisations are either universities or their trusted partners. Your data will only be forwarded if you opt in to allow this in our online forms or in our request information form circulated at school presentations and fairs. All of our partners are obligated to observe GDPR regulations and they agree not to use data other than for the very narrow reason why it has been collected. We maintain records of when and to whom your information has been forwarded and you can check this at any time. Please be assured that the distribution of your contact details to third parties will never happen without your consent.

For some users of the website, we may require access to a greater amount of personal information. If you are using A Star Future Ltd to process an application to a particular university we may also hold information on your academic record, your passport and other information required to apply to a university abroad. In the event that you complete the enrolment process through A Star Future Ltd, we will retain your personal data until the end of your first academic year. In the event that you do not go through with an application, A Star Future Ltd will delete all information from its records within two months of your decision not to proceed.


Cookie Information

What are cookies?

Cookies help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website and allow you to make full use of the features available on this website. We do not use cookies to collect or record information such as your name, address or personal details.

We use cookies on this website for one purpose, and that is to collect statistical information about how visitors use this website. By recording such statistics as browser usage, visitor location, device type, operating system, screen resolution, etc. we can measure and improve on how we manage and maintain this website.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, cookies will be set when you access this website. By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this Cookie Policy. If you do not consent, please understand that certain features of this site may not function as intended. Please go to the How To Manage Cookies section for information on how to manage and disable cookies in your web browser.

How to Manage Cookies

You can enable or disable cookies by changing your website browser settings to accept or reject cookies as required. How to do this will depend on the browser you use. We have provided further information below on how to check which browser you use and how to manage cookies.

Find out which internet browser you use

  1. On a PC: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select 'About'
  2. On an Apple Mac: click on the Apple menu and select 'About' (make sure the browser is open)

Opting out of cookies in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer allows you to select the level of cookie filter on the basis of the source of the cookie and whether the source has a privacy policy.

  1. Choose 'Tools'
  2. Click on 'Internet Options'
  3. Click the 'Privacy' tab
  4. Move the slider to choose your settings
  5. For more detailed privacy settings click on 'Advanced'

Opting out of cookies in Safari

  1. Choose 'Preferences' from Safari menu
  2. Select 'Security'
  3. Cookie settings are shown
  4. Choose your settings

Opting out of cookies in Google Chrome

By default, Google Chrome allows all cookies. You can manage the behavior of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.

  1. Click on the 'Tools' menu
  2. Select 'Options'
  3. Click the 'Under the Bonnet' tab
  4. Find the 'Privacy' section
  5. Click 'Content settings'
  6. Click the 'Cookie settings' tab and choose your settings

Opting out of cookies in Mozilla Firefox

You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.

  1. Click on 'Menu', then 'Options'
  2. Select 'Privacy'
  3. Select 'Cookies'
  4. Choose your settings

About Study In Holland is an information service designed to assist British and Irish students in pursuing their university education in the Netherlands.

We have extensive knowledge of English-taught degrees in Holland and we also work with careers advisory services. is owned by A Star Future Ltd and is not affiliated with the Dutch government.