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My name is Oleh Zelenyak. I am from Uzhhorod, Ukraine. I am 20 years old and I am taking the International Fresh Business Management Bachelor’s programme at the Fontys campus in Venlo, the Netherlands. Below you will find some of the experiences I gained during my first year at the university.


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.


Stenden University of Applied Sciences is known for its international programmes in Hotel, Tourism, and Events Management. Stenden’s quality of education can be seen in the accounts given by various students, staff members, and employers of Stenden graduates, such as the two testimonials given below.


My name is Daria Mikhailovskaia. Currently I am a second year student in the field of ICT and software engineering at Fontys University of Applied Sciences.


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.



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 first edition of “The Contributor”, an online magazine issued by students of the Academy for Digital Entertainment (ADE) at NHTV Breda University, was recently published. In this magazine, students revealed interesting facts and figures regarding programmes in media and game development. They also shared first-hand experiences about studying at the university.


Do you plan to stay in the Netherlands after graduation and search for a job? Saxion University of Applied Sciences provides its alumni an excellent opportunity to enter Dutch and international job market well prepared via the Connect International Talent programme.


Nikolaj Zukov is currently in his second year at Fontys University of Applied Sciences at the campus in Eindhoven. He is studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering. In the article below he will tell a bit more about his experiences at Fontys.


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.