Quality & Accreditation
HZ in the top 3
HZ is assessed annually for quality by various organisations, including the Hbo Keuzegids. The assessment of the Keuzegids hbo 2021 shows that HZ is once again ranked as the second best medium-sized university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. A number of study programmes have been assessed as 'top study programmes' and this year HZ has eight study programmes in the top three. Read the news item about the rankings in the Keuzegids.
HZ is a government-funded University of Applied Sciences (HBO). To obtain government funding in the Netherlands, institutes must continually meet a number of quality requirements. The quality of the departments and programmes is regularly evaluated by acknowledged VBI’s (Visiting Assessment Organisations) of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
The Bachelor programmes, including the English-language programmes, taught at HZ have been accredited by the NVAO (Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organisation) based on international agreements.