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 416,000 students are enrolled on professional programmes.

Duration of study programmes

  • Master (M): 1-2 years
  • Bachelor (B): 4 years

Universities of applied sciences offering international degree programmes and short courses

Amsterdam School of the Arts

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

Avans Hogeschool, University of Applied Sciences

Azusa Theological Seminary

Business School Netherlands

Business School Notenboom

Christelijke Hogeschool Ede

Codarts, University for the Arts

Design Academy Eindhoven

Driestar Hogeschool

EuroPort Business School

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Foundation STC-Group/Netherlands Maritime University

Gerrit Rietveld Academie

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Hanze University Groningen, University of Applied Sciences

HAS Den Bosch

Hogeschool Edith Stein

Hogeschool Leiden, University of Applied Sciences

Hogeschool van Amsterdam

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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

Reformed University of Applied Sciences Zwolle

Rotterdam University, University of Applied Sciences

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Royal Conservatory of The Hague

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Webster University, University of Applied Sciences

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

TIO University of Applied Sciences

Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU)

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Vilentum 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 HBO-raad (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 Apr 26, 2017 11:42 AM