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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.


Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen introduces a new English-taught study programme: the European Master’s in Sustainable Energy System Management (SESyM). Students will be able study at institutions in the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain. The course will be offered as of September 2016 and will take 16 months to complete.


The 4thd edition of the United Nations’ World Happiness Report was published on March 20th, ranking happiness in 157 countries around the world. In this year’s edition, the Netherlands remained in the 7th place overall. In the first two editions of the report the country was placed in the 4th position.


The recently released Keuzegids Masters 2016 ranking assessed graduate programmes at Dutch universities. The Master’s programme in Imagineering at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences has become "top-rated programme" second year in a row. It was also named best Business Administration programme in the Netherlands.



Inholland University of Applied Sciences invites prospective students to attend its free webinars on April 14th and 21st. The university will showcase its Bachelor’s programmes in Mathematical Engineering and International Business Innovation Studies.


Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen will begin to offer a new undergraduate programme in Marketing Management as of September 2016. The study will be taught in English and will take 4 years to complete.


HAN University of Applied Sciences offers scholarships to all new non-EU students that are enrolled in one of the university’s English-taught Bachelor’s programmes. Scholarship recipients will have their tuition fee reduced by € 2,500 in the first year and will be able to extend this reduction to all 4 years of their study, saving up to € 10,000 in total. HAN also takes part in the Holland Scholarship programme awarding students with one-time grants worth € 5,000.


Through the Orientation Year residence permit, graduates from Dutch universities are able to remain in the Netherlands for an additional year after completing their study to find a job in their field of expertise. Starting in 2016, new rules will apply to this residence permit, helping graduates of Dutch and international universities start their career in the Netherlands.


New international students at Hanze University of Applied Sciences can take part in a Welcoming Day conducted in Groningen before the fall and spring terms start. The entire week after the initial Welcoming Day features various events organised by current university students at Hanze UAS schools that new students can participate in.