Quality & Accreditation
The Netherlands consistently ranks among the best education systems in the world. The HZ University of Applied Sciences has been placed in the top three of similar Dutch universities for seven years in a row.
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
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.
HZ in the top 3 eight years in a row
Every year the ‘Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs’ (Guide to Higher Education) holds a survey of higher education in the Netherlands. The guide is published today and has ranked HZ again as 3rd best medium sized Dutch University of Applied Sciences. Three programmes are top rated, six programmes are in the top three of their category.
About our English programmes: Logistics Engineering is a top rated study and the number 1 in their category, Water Management is the second best programme of the Netherlands in their category.
HZ has ranked in the top three multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences for eight years in a row: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and again in 2018. Read more about our rankings.