Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands

Avans UniversityBreda University (BUAS)Fontys UniversitySaxion UniversityHZ UniversityHAS |

 The Hague University (THUAS)NHL Stenden University | Windesheim | HAN | HvA | Hanze | Nyenrode Business School | Rotterdam Business School | Hotelschool The Hague | Zuyd | HU | van Hall Larenstein | Leiden UAS | CHE

Research Universities in the Netherlands

Twente UniversityTU/eTU Delft | Wageningen University | Tilburg University | RUGUVA | VU | 

Maastricht University | Utrecht University | Erasmus UniversityLeiden University | Radboud University

Art / design Schools in the Netherlands

ARTEZ | AHK Amsterdam | Design Academy Eindhoven | Gerrit Rietveld Academy | KABK The Hague



dutch universities

& their Courses



BUAS is a relatively small University with about 7700 students from over 100 countries. At Breda you are prepared for management-level positions in an international setting.,  


BUAS is internationally accredited by (amongst others) the UN World Tourism Organization, the World Leisure Organization and the International Facility Management Association. ECA certificated for Quality in Programme Internationalization.

Bachelor & Master Courses.

Best specialized Dutch Universities (UAS), rank 1


The Hague University is located in the political heart of the Netherlands. here you can find the Peace Palace, International Court of Justice, Het Binnenhof (Dutch parliament), 115 embassies, multinationals like Shell, Siemens and ING and many international NGOs.


At THUAS you will become a global citizen, ready to actively contribute to changing and improving our world. 

Bachelor and Master Courses.

Best Dutch (large) Universities (UAS), rank 11



Troverai l'univerisità Zuyd in un'affascinante città storica delle dimensioni di Bergamo, chiamata Maastricht. Maastricht si trova nell'estremo sud (da cui 'zuid') dei Paesi Bassi, strategicamente posizionata tra Belgio e Germania.

La Zuyd University è un'università ambiziosa di medie dimensioni (14.000 studenti). A Zuyd sono convinti che il 21° secolo non sia solo conoscenza, ma anche capacità di applicare tale conoscenza alla pratica. L'Università è conosciuta per il suo approccio personale e su piccola scala, incentrato su abilità e pratica

Corsi di Laurea Triennale & Magistrale

Best Specialized Dutch Universities (Applied) - rank 1


Famous for combining technology, innovation and society. With a focus on technology and healthcare and smart materials. Strong University for those who are interested in tecnical courses and modern versions of the more classical topics like business and communications. Study psychology here and you will not become a 'couch psychologist' but one that researches how the human mind interacts with AI, robots and virtual reality. 

University of Twente is based in Enschede but also offers some courses in Amsterdam. 


Bachelor and Master Courses.

QS World University Ranking: 172



Attraverso la combinazione di teoria accademica, rilevanza pratica e sviluppo personale, i programmi MBA di Nyenrode ti offrono "una gratificazione" per la vita.

Con un MBA di Nyenrode ottieni molto più di: un titolo, conoscenze o abilità accademiche di alto livello. Partirai per un viaggio, durante il quale scoprirai la tua "leadership" personale, le tue capacità imprenditoriali e imparerai come applicare la teoria scientifica alla pratica quotidiana. E poiché Nyenrode e i suoi ex-alunni sono una comunità così unita, otterrai anche una vasta e preziosa rete di aziende multinazionali.

Corsi di Laurea Magistrale & Triennale
Ranking: migliore business university in Olanda!


Saxion is well known for their fantastic learning facilities, in housing for example a professional film studio, a fully functional Fablab, a Lego Education Lab, Virtual Reality labs, Robotics labs, and the list continues. For sure one of the most innovative Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands!

Saxion University has about 27.000 students spread over in 3 cities in the Netherlands: Enschede, Deventer & Apeldoorn.


Bachelor & Master Courses

Best large Dutch Universities (UAS) - rank 7 


HZ in Zeeland is one of the smaller Universities of the Netherlands. Here you will become part of an international family and you will never feel 'alone in a strange country'.

The size of the University makes it possible to offer personal education with a lot of attention for each student and their development. HZ offers housing guarantee and its programs intertwine perfectly with what is needed in the professional world. 


Bachelor and Master Courses

Best medium Dutch Universities (Applied)- rank 2 


Avans has been crowned best large Dutch University of Applied Sciences for many years. They offer few but very high-quality courses in English. They place high demands on students. Without struggle there will be no personal growth, is their firm believe.


Bachelor Courses: 

- Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology

- Finance & Control

- Industrial Engineering & Management

- International Business

All Bachelor and Master Courses

Best (large) Dutch Universities (Applied) rank 1



University in the innovative heart of the Netherlands: Eindhoven (Brabant) with a large number of students and quality courses to choose from. 

Fontys offers housing guarantee & and almost 100% of their technical students (in courses like mechatronics and software engineering) find a job even before graduating. Perfect choice for those who are tech-minded and are considering to also launch their careers in the Netherlands. 

Bachelor & Master Courses

Best large Universities (UAS), rank 5 


At NHL Stenden University you collect real-world work experiences as you study and become a true professional. The University also offers many international possibilities. The Stenden campus can be found not only in 5 Dutch cities but also in Qatar, Bali, Thailand & South Africa!


NHL Stenden is also a university that offers the opportunityfor development from a school and non-school point of view, by joining one of the many student associations that are connected to each course.

Bachelor and Master Courses.

Best (large) Dutch Universities (Applied) rank 4



HAS University of Applied Sciences is a small specialized university in the south of the Netherlands. Food & agriculture, environment and business are the central themes. HAS can be seen as the Applied Science version of research University Wageningen and was voted best educational and expertise Centre in the Southern Netherlands for the agri-food and environment sectors.

The perfect choice for students interested in topics like food, land, water, environment, that like to study in a practical and concrete way. (Also accepts degrees from istituti tecnici, that generally are not accepted by Wageningen University).

Bachelor Courses.

Best Specialized Dutch Universities (Applied) - rank 1


EUR is one of the two Universities in Rotterdam and is famous for its courses in business, economics, marketing and econometrics. But EUR is also, not to be underestimated for media & communications.

Based in the beautiful modern and edgy city of Rotterdam you will for sure have a great study abroad experience!


Bachelor and Master Courses

QS World University Ranking - rank 179 


In Amsterdam you find several Dutch Universities that offer courses in English. The most famous one is UvA (University of Amsterdam) that ranks 59 in the QS world ranking, then there is the VU (Vrije Universiteit, ranks 213) and also University of Twente (ranks 172 QS World University Ranking) offers some courses in Amsterdam.  

Applied Science Universities in Amsterdam are Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, TIO (private) and InHolland. The capital of the Netherlands also offers some great art schools like: AHK (Amsterdam Hogeschool van de Kunsten) and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. A city with a lot to offer! A downside of choosing to study in Amsterdam is that living in this capital of Holland is very expensive and the city is less student friendly then many other smaller Dutch cities. 


Radboud University in Nijmegen has been rated the best general, traditional university in the Netherlands. A University where top research and high-quality education come together!


Their mission: a significant impact, "our society faces complex challenges that require interdisciplinary collaboration". This is why Radboud University has explicitly opted for strong and broadly defined disciplines and cooperation between those disciplines. The university also assigns sustainability a prominent role in its research, education, and business operations. 


Bachelor and Master Courses

1. Best Dutch Traditional University


Alla Rotterdam Business School (2500 studenti) si tratta di affari internazionali. Istruzione, tirocini aziendali, programmi di scambio e progetti di ricerca pratica; sono tutti volti a prepararti per una carriera nel mondo degli affari internazionali. Casi aziendali reali forniti da aziende internazionali sono al centro di molti corsi. Alla Rotterdam Business School gli studenti sono chiamati ad apprendere e ad agire in modo rapido e deciso, a basare le proprie decisioni su un'esperienza crescente e una sana riflessione.


Corsi di Lauree triennale & magistrale 


Hard tech university in the heart of high tech: Eindhoven. Where compagnies like Philips and ASML have their headquarters.

Eindhoven University of Technology is part of the Brainport consortium, a collaboration of universities, companies and government organizations. Creating an ideal start-up climate in this region, making the Brainport region the economic motor of the Netherlands. 
TU/e is one of the 3 engineering universities in the Netherlands.


Bachelor and Master Courses

QS World University Ranking 99 


Serving and enhancing society to help citizens. That is what drives Tilburg. Their motto 'understanding society' says it all!

Tilburg offers courses in economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioural sciences, law and public administration, the humanities and digital sciences, and theology. Quite all their courses are also offered in English.

Bachelor and Master Courses.

QS World University Ranking 319

RUG - University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is an internationally oriented university, rooted in Groningen, already for 400 years. 

Groningen University connects education and research to sustainable and economic processes in society. This comes together in three spearheads: Energy, Healthy Aging and Sustainable Society.


Bachelor and Master Courses

QS World University Ranking 120 


La "Leiden University" è stata fondata nel 1575 ed è una delle principali università di ricerca internazionali d'Europa.


Ha sette facoltà nelle arti, nelle discipline umanistiche e nelle scienze, dislocate in diverse località di Leida e L'Aia. È ben nota per i suoi corsi di giurisprudenza, storia, filosofia.


Corsi di Laurea Magistrale & Triennale.

QS World University Ranking 122 


Delft is one of the 3 technical Universities in the Netherlands, named after the city in which it is based. Delft is noted for programs like aerospace engineering, earth sciences, marine technology and clinical technology. With their academic research they focus on creating impactful solutions for society. 

The application deadlines at Delft University are set early in the year and they don't accept all Italian high school diploma's, so check their admission requirements well! Good quality alternatives are University of Twente and Eindhoven University of Technology.


Corsi di Laurea Magistrale & Triennale.

QS World University Ranking - rank 52