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Stenden University of Applied Sciences is one of the few vocational universities in the Netherlands, which runs its own learning company, the 4-stars Stenden University Hotel. This is the real business hotel, where students of Stenden’s International Hotel Management School study and work during the first 3 years of their study programme.


HAN University of Applied Sciences will begin to offer an English-taught Bachelor’s programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering as of September 2016. This 4-year study will prepare students for a professional career in the fields of Industrial and Power Systems and Embedded Systems. Students will study at the university campus located in Arnhem.


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.


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.


Starting your Bachelor’s programme at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences this fall? Then take advantage of a short introductory programme designed to prepare you for your study in the best way possible!



Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, offers motivated students an opportunity to join their honours (talent) programmes, tracks, minors, specialisations, and individual routes, which are considered as a Hanze Honours College. Honours students receive extras in their education and obtain an honours diploma with more value for the labour market.


NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences provides Bachelor’s students an excellent opportunity to gain extra knowledge and skills by enrolling in an honour track alongside their regular studies. Students who complete one of these tracks obtain a certificate and an addition to their degree diploma which can be a huge advantage for their CV.


As of September 2015, the academic International Business Administration (IBA) Bachelor’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business at Wittenborg University of Applied Science will move to a new campus in Amsterdam. Students enrolled in this course will be provided accommodation in the Student Hotel and will benefit from all of the modern facilities it offers.


The TIAS International Msc in Business Administration programme placed 1st in the 2014 Elsevier “Best Studies” ranking. The programme ranked highest among all other Master’s of Business Administration programmes available at Dutch universities. This programme also scored well in the Financial Times 2014 ranking, climbing up for the third consecutive year.


Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen features free massive open online course (MOOC) in Economics at an introductory level. This is the first time when such course is offered at a Dutch higher education institution, including both universities of applied sciences and research universities. The course will start on 3rd May, 2015.