Studying at HZ

HZ has around 5,000 students divided over four study years and 26 bachelor degree programmes, thirteen 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 and Land, Tourism and Business, Industry and Logistics. Our international degree 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. For ten years in a row, the guide has ranked HZ in the top 3 of multidisciplinary Dutch universities of applied sciences. The small student groups, practical approach and international orientation are among HZ’s assets. But also the classrooms, workspaces and computer facilities were rated as excellent.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020
HZ University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020. To be eligible for this Erasmus Charter, HZ had reported on its international strategy, its international coorporation project and the organisation and the agenda of these activities. On this site, you can find all this important information.

ECHE and Erasmus Policy Statement
Publication of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education also called the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) and the Erasmus Policy Statement.