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Honours programmes excel Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen in higher education in the Netherlands. This is the resolution of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO), which has granted the university the distinctive feature accreditation for the excellence education. Hanze UAS becomes the first Dutch university which receives this accreditation.


What does studying in the Netherlands look like for international student? Richard Tiel is following the Tourism Management programme at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences. Below, he describes his typical school day.


Aziza Madani from Dubai is a third year student in the International Business Bachelor’s programme at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. Below, Aziza explains why she chose to study in the Netherlands and shares her experiences with prospective students looking for a university abroad.


Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen has been ranked 25th in the Applied Research category of the 2016 U-Multirank international ranking. This achievement proves that the university continues to add value to its degree programmes, ensuring that Hanze students receive up-to-date knowledge.


HAN University of Applied Sciences has launched a new student blog website in English with entries from international students. In their posts, students describe their experience with living in the Netherlands and studying at HAN’s Business faculty, the Arnhem Business School. Below are some of the student entries featured on the site that may be helpful for prospective and new students.



My name is Oleh Zelenyak. I am from Uzhhorod, Ukraine. I am 20 years old and I am taking the International Fresh Business Management Bachelor’s programme at the Fontys campus in Venlo, the Netherlands. Below you will find some of the experiences I gained during my first year at the university.


Receiving the letter of acceptance from your university is a perfect news! But you still need to arrange a lot of stuff before your classes begin. You need to pay tuition fee, find accommodation, enroll in the introduction events, and much more. Best way not to miss anything is to write down all tasks into a checklist and deal with them one by one.


Higher education in the Netherlands is expensive while finding scholarship or grant for studying can be a challenging task. One of the ways of paying tuition fees and student life costs could be borrowing finances from the Dutch government. It is possible for EU students under 30 of age, who is going to stay in the Netherlands after graduation.


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will begin to offer a new international Master’s programme in 2016, instructing students in the field of Sport Business Management. The programme will start on October 17th and will take 1 study year to complete. Its graduates will receive a Master of Science degree from the University of Brighton, UK.


Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) has recently published its ranking of the top 800 universities in the world. These rankings assessed the scientific impact of universities by identifying how often they were cited in articles and reviews during recent years.