About us

HZ has around 4,800 students divided over four study years and to some 25 bachelor degree programmes, eight of which are taught in English. Some 500 students come from outside the Netherlands, so we have a great mix of Dutch and international students. Easy mathematics will tell you that with such numbers, classes are going to be small.

Where students matter
Teachers and staff put great emphasis on individual coaching. Your study coach will help you choose courses and explore your career possibilities. Ask any international student and they will tell you the lecturers and tutors are readily available to assist you when needed. HZ also has the facilities and individual services for students with a disability or chronic illness.

Our professional expertise
As a university of applied sciences we have positioned ourselves as experts in Water, Energy and Vitality. Our programmes are fully in line with these spearheads.

At the top
Every year the ‘Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs’ (Guide to Higher Education) holds a survey of higher education in the Netherlands. Since 2011 the guide has ranked HZ in the top 3 of multidisciplinary Dutch universities of applied sciences. The quality and accessibility of our lecturers and the small student groups are among HZ’s assets. But also the classrooms, workspaces and computer facilities were rated as excellent.