Universities of applied sciences

The universities of applied sciences (in Dutch: 'hogescholen') offer programmes that focus on the practical application of arts and sciences.

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.

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

Universities of applied sciences offering international degree programmes and short courses

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Amsterdam School of the Arts

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

Avans Hogeschool, University of Applied Sciences

Business School Netherlands

Business School Notenboom

Christelijke Hogeschool Ede

Christian University of Applied Sciences

Codarts, University for the Arts

Design Academy Eindhoven

Driestar Hogeschool

EuroCollege University Rotterdam

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Gerrit Rietveld Academie

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Hanze University Groningen, University of Applied Sciences

HAS Den Bosch University of Applied Sciences

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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

Katholieke Pabo Zwolle, Teacher Training Institute

New Business School Amsterdam

NHL University of Applied Sciences

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences

Rotterdam University, University of Applied Sciences

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

STC-Group

Stenden University of Applied Sciences

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

TIO University of Applied Sciences

University of Applied Sciences Leiden

University of the 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

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More information

Watch a promotional video about Dutch universities of applied sciences on the website of the Vereniging Hogescholen (the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences)

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

Get an overview of the universities of applied sciences on the website Internationalstudy.nl

last modified Aug 22, 2017 11:42 AM