International Business Studies (IBS) focuses on a hands‑on approach to entrepreneurship, management, sales, marketing and financial management. You will learn how to streamline company processes, think commercially and work within a financial framework.

Course offer

What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!

Fall semester

In the Fall semester the IBS programme for incoming exchange students like you consists of two Business Packages. Business Package 1 consists of courses also taken by the regular 4th Year students, Business Package 2 consists of courses mainly taken by regular 2nd Year students of International Business

Click here for the course offer fall semester 2024-2025.

Spring semester

In the Spring semester the IBS programme for incoming exchange students like you consists of one Business Package of 30 EC. Students who need less than 30EC can drop courses

Click here for the course offer spring semester 2024-2025.

HZ student on the beach in Vlissingen

Ready for an international adventure?

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.

Start the online application procedure

Practical information

Visa and residence permit

To enter the Netherlands for the purpose of studying, and during your studies, you may require a visa and/or a residence permit. Read more.


When you are looking for accommodation in Zeeland, there are possibilities to find a good and affordable room in Vlissingen or Middelburg. Most student houses are near the city centres and within cycling distance of HZ. In Vlissingen you are also close to the Boulevard and beach when you want to get a breath of fresh air. Read more.


Any questions about this programme or study abroad? You can contact Evelien Clemminck, Incoming Exchange Coordinator, with your questions.

E-mail Evelien