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Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

About Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Key info

  • Keuzegids HBO 2015 Top Traning AwardZuyd University of Applied Sciences offers English-taught Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in the fields of Business, Hospitality Management, and Arts (including Music).
  • Located in the south of The Netherlands, wedged between Germany and Belgium in the lovely city of Maastricht.
  • Close cooperation with regional businesses and industry partners. Students gain work experience throughout their whole studies.
  • Home to the unique programmes like Interdisciplinary Arts and Scientific Illustration.

City:

Maastricht (click to view panorama)

Application deadlines for most programmes

  Bachelors Masters
Starting in EU students
non-EU EU
non-EU
September 1st March – 1st July 1st March – 1st June 1st May – 1st July 1st May – 1st June

Detailed info

General information

Zuyd is a University of Applied Sciences (with over 30 Bachelor’s degree programmes and 12 master’s degree programmes), offering highly rated education and applied research with a strong orientation to professional practice. It is located in the southeast of the Netherlands.

Despite the large student numbers, Zuyd has over 14,000 students of more than 40 nationalities, the study programmes feel comfortably small-scale and personal in set-up. Students work in small groups with approachable lecturers, to stimulate interaction and active learning. All programmes taught in English have international classrooms where students are challenged to experience the values of cultural diversity.

In the city of Maastricht Zuyd University of Applied Sciences has five campuses in the city centre, with degree programmes taught in English. International students are very welcome for both the four year study  programmes as well as for study exchange.

Specialization

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences is a regional institute that has strong links to society. It provides education in the fields that are in demand in its area, such as Technology in Care, Arts, and New Materials and Energy.

Educational approach

Zuyd aims to teach its students using a practically-oriented approach. The school cooperates extensively with other educational institutions and companies both in its region and abroad. Therefore, it offers all students the possibility to study or gain work experience abroad.

Zuyd’s strenghts

  • Students work in small groups on practice relevant topics.
  • Lecturers, many of them from the private sector, take a practical, hands on approach to education.
  • Intensive student support is part of the curriculum.
  • Students can do both an internship and semester abroad.
  • Study programmes offer a well balanced mix of lectures, project work, group and individual assignments.
  • All campuses offer a well equipped study infrastructure in an international environment.

An example of how Zuyd integrates theory and practical components into a study programme is Teaching Hotel Chateau Bethlehem, part of the Hotel Management School Maastricht. The teaching hotel is run by students, offering them the opportunity to work and learn in a real hotel environment. The hotel has 26 guest rooms, meeting rooms, a restaurant, and a bar where students can practice their roles as hosts and managers.

Awards and Rankings

Keuzegids HBO 2015 Top Traning AwardAmong the universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands, Zuyd has reached the top 5 in national rankings (Keuzegids, Elsevier) for the past few years.

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences is financed and fully recognized by the Dutch government. The quality of the study programmes is continuously monitored through external assessment and accreditation processes and inspection of the course contents.

About Maastricht

Zuyd is located in Maastricht, a city dating back to Roman times. It is a vibrant European city and internationally oriented because of its excellent location. Over 10% of the city’s residents are students, almost half of whom are from outside the country. It is now one of the most popular destinations in The Netherlands for both national and international students.

In the historic city centre you will find all a student needs: bars, restaurants and many shops. There is plenty entertainment for an active student life with great theatres, cinemas, festivals, jazz cafés and sports facilities for students. A relatively small and safe city with an international flair.

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Visitation address

Brusselseweg , 150
Maastricht, 6217 HB
The Netherlands

Postal address

Post box, 634
Maastricht, 6200 AP
The Netherlands

Email: info@zuyd.nl
Phone: +31 (0)88 989 30 0

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