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Fontys University of Applied Sciences invites Russian-speaking prospective students to take part in its informational events. Russian university students will talk about studying at Fontys at the webinar on September 13th and then visit seminars and education fairs in Moscow and St. Petersburg from 14th to 19th of September, 2016.


The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, recently released their 2016 edition of the top 500 universities in the world. Many of the Netherlands’ research institutions, which offer higher education for international students, maintained their high standings and good reputation. Some of the institutions improved their overall global positions and also excelled in specific subjects and fields of science.


NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences has released a web application to help more students find a job during their study at a Dutch university. The app is easy to use; students just put in their specialisations and desired work schedules and interested employers can then make them job offers. Named “JAM@NHTV”, the online app was designed in collaboratin with the JAMwerkt.nl startup.


The 4th edition of the Social Progress Index (SPI) was recently published, revealing the best and worst countries worldwide in terms of the social and environmental health of the population. The Netherlands was ranked 8th overall in the list of 133 countries, improving slightly from the 9th place spot the country held in last year’s edition of the index.


MBA is a mandatory degree for a business professional. A diploma obtained at renowned school allows to take leading positions and increases income by 25–50%. But this is not the limits for the Nyenrode alumni.



This summer, a new Sports school will be opened in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn, named Full Force Sports Academy. The school is a partner of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, and will provide several rooms in its dorm for the university’s students.


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences offers its International Business Administration (IBA) students 8 different options for completing a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Their unique block system allows prospective students to join their chosen course 6 times a year.


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.