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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.


Universitas 21, a worldwide consortium of leading research universities, has issued the rankings of countries, which offer higher education for international students. Fifth year in a row these rankings evaluated various criteria of national education systems as well as their progress and global impact.


Dutch student guide Studiekeuze123 has published the results of the National Student Survey (NSE) for 2016. NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences has achieved better scores than the national average in nearly all categories.


Starting September 2016, Saxion University of Applied Sciences offers an innovative new Master in Applied Nanotechnology. The 2-year programme offers extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of all disciplines related to design, laboratory and manufacturing techniques.


HAN University of Applied Sciences offers four English-taught Bachelor’s programmes at Arnhem Business School, teaching students Business, Finance, Logistics, and Communication. Students applying at the school don’t have to choose one particular course right away. They can make the selection later, after the International First Year.



Nintendo Benelux organised a Super Mario Maker competition that revealed some of the best current Game designers. Leroy Freeth won the competition (and took home a brand new Wii-U console!) after building the most creative and playable level for Nintendo’s game. Leroy is a 2nd year Bachelor’s student enrolled in the Game Design & Development programme at Hanze University of Applied Science, Groningen.


HAN Language Centre is organising 2-week language courses this summer for anyone that wants to improve their English or Dutch language skills. These courses are offered at three proficiency levels and start on July 4th, 2016. Students enrolled in a programme at HAN University of Applied Sciences will have a special 50% discount on the language course fee.


Wittenborg University offers 3 international Master’s programmes in Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management. Although the programmes are taught at a university of applied sciences, graduates obtain an academic Master of Science diploma upon course completion.


This spring, Nuffic Neso’s regional offices will begin to carry out entrance examination for overseas prospective students applying at Dutch universities. The exams will assess knowledge in Math and disciplines related to Business studies.


In 2015, international Bachelor’s programme in Game Architecture and Design (IGAD) at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences received the "Top-rated programme" award in the Keuzegids HBO ranking. We asked NHTV’s Student Office to tell about studying at the university and how to apply.