General information

Getting practical work experience through internships is an important part of the professional study programmes offered at these institutions. The largest universities of applied sciences enrol 20,000 to 40,000 students. Altogether some 446,000 students are enrolled in professional programmes.

For more information about the Dutch universities of applied sciences have a look on the website of Vereniging Hogescholen (the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences)

Find international study programmes and courses offered by the universities of applied sciences

Duration of study programmes

  • Associate (Ad): 2 years
  • Bachelor (B) of [field of study]: 4 years
  • Master (M) of [field of study]: 1-4 years
  • Bacelor of Science (BSc): 4 years
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA): 4 years
  • Master of Science (MSc): 1-2 years
  • Master of Arts (MA): 1-2 years
  • LLB: 4 years
  • LLM: 1 year

List of universities of applied sciences offering international degree programmes and short courses

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Amsterdam University of the Arts

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Breda University of Applied Sciences

Business School Netherlands

Business School Notenboom

Christian University of Applied Sciences Ede

VIAA Reformed University of Applied Sciences

Codarts, University for the Arts

Design Academy Eindhoven

Driestar Christian University for Teacher Education

EuroCollege University of Applied Sciences

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Gerrit Rietveld Academie

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen

HAS University of Applied Sciences

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

HZ University of Applied Sciences

Hotelschool The Hague

Inholland University of Applied Sciences

Inter College Business School

University of Applied Sciences KPZ, Teacher Training Institute

Netherlands Business Academy

NHL Stenden, University of Applied Sciences

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

STC-Group

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

TIO University of Applied Sciences

University of Applied Sciences Leiden

University of Arts, The Hague

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Webster University, University of Applied Sciences

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences