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Saxion University of Applied Sciences

About Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Key info

  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor's and Master's programmes in various fields of study, such as Business, Law, Hospitality, Engineering, Gaming, Arts, Health Care, and Life Sciences.
  • The university was founded in 1875.
  • Network of host families and a 'buddy program' for new foreign students.
  • More than 10% of students are international.

Cities:

Apeldoorn Deventer Enschede (click to view panorama)

Website:

www.saxion.edu

Programmes

Application deadlines

  Bachelors Masters
Starting in EU students
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non-EU
September 1st July 16th June 5th July 5th July
February 20th December 22nd November - -

Detailed info

General information

Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the larger higher education institutions in the Netherlands, with around 24,000 students currently studying in one of four locations. Saxion is located in the east of the Netherlands with campuses in the three cities of Apeldoorn, Deventer, and Enschede. The institution can trace its roots back to 1875 in this area of the country.

More than 3,500 international students of more than 70 different nationalities follow a study at Saxion, making the institution the third largest when looking at international enrolment at universities of applied sciences.

Specialization

Saxion offers preparatory, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and short courses in English in a variety of fields. There are 28 Bachelor’s and 4 Master’s programmes to choose from, an additional 5 preparatory courses that focus on language training to prepare students for a full Bachelor’s degree, and 3 short courses that can be completed in a matter of months.

Awards and Rankings

The Keuzegids HBO 2017 ranking placed Saxion of the 6th place in the Netherlands among large-sized vocational institutions. The university also became 6th in the Elsevier ranking 2016 in the category of broad universities of applied sciences.

Educational approach

Understanding that making the move to the Netherlands is a big step for an international student, Saxion has a network of host families ready to help, as well as a buddy programme in place which provides new students with the chance to meet current students that will help them get around and make the transition easier.

The programmes at Saxion are focused on an international mindset and highlight a European and global perspective. Practical skills and best practices are taught, preparing students to thrive in their profession as soon as they’ve graduated.

Saxion further helps international students who wish to stay and work in the Netherlands after their study by offering them the opportunity to join the Connect International Traineeship Programme. This programme gives graduated students the chance to do a six or twelve month traineeship at a Dutch company or institution.

Related blog posts

Saxion University
Date: December, 20, 2016 at 09:51. Blogs: Announcements .

Are you thinking about studying in the Netherlands and is Saxion University of Applied Sciences on your shortlist? Then join Saxion’s Orientation Days in Enschede from 2 to 4 February 2017!

Saxion University
Date: September, 12, 2016 at 13:18. Blogs: Announcements .

From 15 until 19 September, Saxion University will participate in two education fairs in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. On 17 September, a staff member will be attending the Begin Group Fair in Moscow and on 18 September we will be attending the Begin Group Fair in Saint Petersburg.

Saxion University
Date: May, 12, 2016 at 10:03. Blogs: Programmes .

Starting September 2016, Saxion University of Applied Sciences offers an innovative new Master in Applied Nanotechnology. The 2-year programme offers extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of all disciplines related to design, laboratory and manufacturing techniques.

Saxion University
Date: May, 12, 2016 at 10:03. Blogs: Programmes .

Starting September 2016, Saxion University of Applied Sciences offers an innovative new Master in Applied Nanotechnology. The 2-year programme offers extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of all disciplines related to design, laboratory and manufacturing techniques.

Saxion University
Date: December, 20, 2016 at 09:51. Blogs: Announcements .

Are you thinking about studying in the Netherlands and is Saxion University of Applied Sciences on your shortlist? Then join Saxion’s Orientation Days in Enschede from 2 to 4 February 2017!

Saxion University
Date: September, 12, 2016 at 13:18. Blogs: Announcements .

From 15 until 19 September, Saxion University will participate in two education fairs in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. On 17 September, a staff member will be attending the Begin Group Fair in Moscow and on 18 September we will be attending the Begin Group Fair in Saint Petersburg.

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