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Exchange programmes

A study abroad can be a lifelong advantage. Our exchange programmes give students a taste of what studying in the Netherlands is like.

Our exchange programmes vary from one semester to a full year. You may even decide afterwards to follow on of our fulltime bachelor programmes. HZ University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen has exchange agreements with partner universities all around the world. Exchange periods are in the fall semester or in the spring semester.

To study in Vlissingen as an exchange student, your university needs an exchange agreement with us. If you would like to experience the international atmosphere at HZ, contact one of your exchange coordinators at your home institute. They will inform you on the registration procedure to study abroad and inform you about the available courses and selection procedures. 

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Overview programmes

International Business & Management Studies

International Business & Management Studies focuses on entrepreneurship, management, sales, marketing and financial management. You will learn how to streamline company processes, think commercially and work with a financial framework. We welcome exchange students in our fall and spring semester. 

In the fall semester you follow our 21st Century Business Skills programme and in the spring semester you can choose courses from this course list. 

Vitality & Tourism Management

The Vitality and Tourism Management programme has a strong international orientation, with courses in Management, Tourism, Vitality and Wellness, Sports, Health, Human Resources Management and Hospitality.

We welcome exchange students in our fall and spring semester. For more info on the courses please click here.

Chemistry

In our Chemistry programme we can welcome exchange students in the fall semester of our academic year. Depending on your educational background you can follow 3rd year courses either from the Applied Chemistry specialisation or Life Sciences specialisation or 2nd year second year courses. Based on your educational background the programme coordinator will determine whether you will be admitted to the 2nd or 3rd year.

Mechatronics

Our Mechatronics programme is a specialisation programme on 4th year Bachelor level.

This specialisation is offered in our fall semester. For more info on this programme please click here.

Logistics Engineering

In this programme you learn how to manage and optimise various streams in, for example, physical distribution and human logistics. Physical distribution is all about transport, storage, planning and communication between different parties. Human logistics focuses on human streams, for example in the health service or at big events. We welcome exchange students in our fall and spring semester. You can choose from various courses which will be offered.

For more info on the courses available please click here

Civil Engineering

The Netherlands has been a frontrunner in coastal defence for centuries. Nowadays, Dutch Engineers export their services and expertise all over de world. At HZ, you will learn how to plan, design and build in a safe, sustainable and cost-effective way. You will specialise in Coastal Engineering, an area of civil engineering related to hydraulic engineering, road construction, pipeline design, bridges, dams, storm sewers, dykes and canals. We welcome exchange students in our fall and spring semester.

For more information please click here.


Water Management

HZ provides you with the knowledge and expertise to find solutions to a wide range of water-related problems. Up to August 2016, the Bachelor of Water Management was two individual programmes, Water Management and Delta Management. As of September 2016 it will become one programme with two specialisations. Exchange students can choose to do a number of courses from the programme with a total number of 30 ECTs per smester or choose a minor programme. 

For more information click here.

Applying

If you have been selected by your home university to study one or two semesters at the HZ, you may start your application by registering through our online application procedure. Please follow the procedure carefully to make sure your application is registered. 

The following documents are required with your application:

  • An official recent transcript of records (list of grades)
  • A copy of your valid passport or ID card
  • For non-EU students an English language Test (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge). Your English should be the equivalent of an IELTS score 6.0. 

All above mentioned documents must be in one of the following languages: Dutch, English, French or German. If this is not the case, you have to upload an official sworn translation in one of these languages.

Practical information

You are about to leave for the Netherlands to study at HZ and this will surely be one of the most exciting and life changing experiences of your life! To assist in your preparations we give you some important practical information.

Contact

If you are an exchange student interested in studying at HZ, we advise you to first contact the Exchange Coordinator of your home university. For any inquiries on our exchange programmes, feel free to contact our International Office:

Evelien Clemminck, Incoming Exchange Students officer: evelien.clemminck@hz.nl

Students' experiences

In this video HZ-students share their experience with HZ.
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