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Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

About Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Key info

  • Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor's programmes in the Business and Entrepreneurial fields (IBA) which start 6 times a year.
  • IBA in Entrepreneurship and SME Management at the Amsterdam location.
  • Euro BA Hospitality Management double degree programme with classes in the Netherlands, Germany and UK.
  • Master's programmes in Hospitality, Events, Tourism, and Sport Business Management in cooperation with the University of Brighton (UK).
  • MBA programme with several specialisations.
  • Wittenborg is a private university of applied sciences, accredited by Dutch Government.
  • Is the only university in Holland accepting applications for the Holland Scholarship all year round.
  • Offers English & Business Foundation Programmes for international students.

Cities:

Amsterdam Apeldoorn (click to view panorama)

Programmes

Application deadlines

Starting in EU students non-EU students
6 times a year 2 weeks before the start date 6 weeks before the start date

Detailed info

General information

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1987 in the city of Deventer. Established by a Dutch entrepreneur and managed by a group of multinational partners, this private institution quickly became an expert authority for the Banking, Insurance, and Real Estate Management industries, with hundreds of graduates filling positions in these fields. In 2010, the university moved its location to the city of Apeldoorn. In 2015, Wittenborg opened new location in Amsterdam.

Throughout the years, Wittenborg University has established partnerships with other higher education institutions worldwide. One of these partnerships is with the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom. The cooperation between these two institutions allows for Wittenborg University to offer three Master’s of Science (MSc) programmes for its students in International Event Management, International Tourism Management, International Hospitality Management, and Master in Sport Business Management. Enrolled students will have the opportunity to study in both countries during the programme.

Programmes of Wittenborg University have been accredited by the Netherlands and Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) and it has become recognised as an English-speaking international university.

Wittenborg is a small-sized university with around 500 students from 70 countries.

Specialization

Wittenborg University’s programmes are focused primarily in the business field with management, business administration, and entrepreneurship in an international context being the key pillars of the institution.

Wittenborg has created 10 different Bachelor’s programmes which lead to an International Business Administration degree. It also offers 4 Master’s programmes in the Hospitality and Service Management sector and the MBA programme with specialisations in MBA in General Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Hospitality Management. Students wishing to brush up on their English and business skills before tackling a degree can choose from several preparatory programmes available at the university.

A new programme, the Euro BA - International Hospitality Management programme, is being offered at Wittenborg University as of the 2013-2014 academic year. Students of the course can study in European universities and earn a double degree upon completion of the Euro BA programme, with a Bachelor of Business Administration awarded from Wittenborg University and a Bachelor of Arts awarded from Brighton University.

Educational approach

As a university of applied sciences, Wittenborg University uses a practice-based approach to its education. Lectures are given by teachers and industry experts and students have plenty of opportunity to gain knowledge from lecturers, tutors, and professionals throughout the 32 hours of instruction during lesson weeks.

Wittenborg distinguishes its education between lesson weeks and project weeks; project weeks are filled with business field-trips, coaching sessions, and workshops. This constant relationship with expert in the business field provide students with the opportunity to build a strong professional network during their study.

Wittenborg prides itself on the flexibility it provides to its students. Programmes has 6 entry points throughout academic year and are taught in 6-week blocks, followed by two 2-week blocks for exams and retakes.

Awards and Rankings

The Keuzegids HBO Voltijd Student Guide 2014 has ranked Wittenborg’s IBA undergraduate programme as 5th in The Netherlands. The university has also become the best private institution, accredited by the Dutch government. This is an impressive achievement for a relatively young and developing university such as Wittenborg.

Related blog posts

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Date: July, 27, 2016 at 09:44. Blogs: Programmes .

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.

Wittenborg UAS
Date: June, 3, 2016 at 10:45. Blogs: Grants , Question and Answers .

Higher education in the Netherlands is expensive while finding scholarship or grant for studying can be a challenging task. One of the ways of paying tuition fees and student life costs could be borrowing finances from the Dutch government. It is possible for EU students under 30 of age, who is going to stay in the Netherlands after graduation.

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will begin to offer a new international Master’s programme in 2016, instructing students in the field of Sport Business Management. The programme will start on October 17th and will take 1 study year to complete. Its graduates will receive a Master of Science degree from the University of Brighton, UK.

Wittenborg UAS
Date: June, 3, 2016 at 10:45. Blogs: Grants , Question and Answers .

Higher education in the Netherlands is expensive while finding scholarship or grant for studying can be a challenging task. One of the ways of paying tuition fees and student life costs could be borrowing finances from the Dutch government. It is possible for EU students under 30 of age, who is going to stay in the Netherlands after graduation.

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.

Wittenborg UAS
Date: February, 15, 2016 at 18:07. Blogs: Question and Answers .

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences provides accommodation for international students in Apeldoorn. There are 3 types of student housing which can be arranged by the university: apartments, houses, and Spacebox studios. To receive a room upon arriving to the Netherlands, students need to request it during application procedure.

Wittenborg UAS
Date: July, 27, 2016 at 09:44. Blogs: Programmes .

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.

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will begin to offer a new international Master’s programme in 2016, instructing students in the field of Sport Business Management. The programme will start on October 17th and will take 1 study year to complete. Its graduates will receive a Master of Science degree from the University of Brighton, UK.

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.

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences offers an International Business Administration (IBA) programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business. This Bachelor’s programme is taught in English at the university’s Amsterdam location. The next start dates are May 16th and August 29th, 2016.

Wittenborg UAS
Date: December, 1, 2015 at 12:37. Blogs: Announcements , Programmes .

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences invites you to visit the Netherlands to experience being a student at the school for one day. You can attend a lesson, watch presentations, or take part in a seminar alongside current university students. During this “Experience Day”, you will also be able to ask questions regarding studying at the university and take a tour of Wittenborg and its facilities.

Language college at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences organises preparatory courses for prospective Bachelor’s and Master’s students. The courses help students to improve their English skills to the level of acceptance for the university programmes. They also introduce them Dutch teaching methods and provide basic knowledge in the field of Business.

Wittenborg UAS
Date: June, 3, 2016 at 10:45. Blogs: Grants , Question and Answers .

Higher education in the Netherlands is expensive while finding scholarship or grant for studying can be a challenging task. One of the ways of paying tuition fees and student life costs could be borrowing finances from the Dutch government. It is possible for EU students under 30 of age, who is going to stay in the Netherlands after graduation.

Wittenborg UAS
Date: October, 24, 2015 at 16:19. Blogs: Grants .

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences awards bursaries to exceptional students enrolled in the university’s degree programmes. The bursaries partially reduce tuition fees and are available for both current and new students at Wittenborg. Only one scholarship can be used at a time by students.

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