Universities of applied sciences provide short-cycle professional higher education leading to the associate degree. It is a relatively new type of higher education that is offered during the first two years of some bachelor’s programmes in higher professional education.

Currently almost 60 associate degree programmes are available in the specialisations Behaviour and Society, Health care, Engineering, Economics, Agriculture and the Natural Environment and Language and Culture

An associate degree in the applied arts and sciences requires 120 credits (two years), and students who complete the two-year programme can continue studying for a bachelor’s degree in the applied arts and sciences.

To find associate programmes in Holland, go to the Studyfinder.

To find out if you are eligible for a programme, check out the admission requirements.

DurationCreditsDegree awarded
2 years 120 Associate Degree (Ad)
last modified Apr 02, 2014 12:38 PM