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 seven years in a row
HZ University of Applied Sciences has ranked in the top three multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences for seven years in a row: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and again in 2017. We are considered the third best institute for higher professional education in the Netherlands. Read more about our rankings.