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The Elsevier and Keuzegids HBO Rankings for 2015 were recently published, revealing the top universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. NHTV Breda scored among the best Dutch professional institutions once again, maintaining its reputable position in these rankings for over ten years now.


The Hague University of Applied Sciences invites prospective students from all over the world to attend their International Open Day on November 7th, 2015. This event will showcase the university’s Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes taught in English.


Tilburg University has begun offering a new English-taught Bachelor’s programme in Global Management of Social Issues as of 2015. In its first year, the programme saw 60 students enroll from 21 different countries, 75% of which came to the Netherlands from abroad. International students wishing to join this programme next year can benefit from 10 new scholarships which will cover living expenses and are worth € 10,000 a year, saving students up to € 30,000 in total for all 3 years of studying.


Maksim Krupnov is a student of International Business and Management Studies at Fontys University. In this arrticle, he talks about his programme choice, studying at the university, and the introduction week in Venlo.


If you’re interested in studying an English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s programme abroad then come visit one of our presentations in Moscow on 29 September, or St. Petersburg on 12 October, free of charge of course.



Along with the standard learning formats such as lectures, workshops, and internships, universities in The Netherlands always look for innovative approaches to learning that are able to improve the study experience and to elevate education to a higher level. One of these innovative approaches is called Problem Based Learning, or PBL. It was first implemented in Holland by Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the middle of twentieth century.


Did you want to start your study in the Netherlands in September, but missed the application deadlines? Start your programme in February! Many of the Bachelor’s degrees offered at Dutch universities of applied sciences and some Master’s programmes at research universities have 2 intake periods. There are also a number of preparatory courses that begin in February.


NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences has a student blog website that contains motivating stories, lively feedback, and practical guides for new students from current or past students of the institution. A few examples of blog posts can be read below.


The Dutch cities of Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Eindhoven are 3 of the top 5 cities in the recently published Copenhagenize Index 2015. This year’s results reaffirm the Netherlands’ status as the most bicycle-friendly country in the world.


You have just arrived and want to settle all the essential things as soon as possible. One of such things is, of course, buying a bicycle.