Hanze University of Applied Sciences

University typeApplied Science



Hanze University of Applied Sciences is the largest vocational university in the northern Netherlands, with more than 2,700 employees and over 24,000 Dutch and foreign students. The University offers over 20 international Bachelor's and Master's programmes, which are taught entirely in English. English-speaking students at Hanze can study a wide range of highly sought after subjects, including Physiotheraphy, Facility Management, Game Design, Music, Fine Arts,  Sensor System Engineering, Sports Management and Social Work.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences is for the major part housed on the so-called Zernike Complex, a campus-like area in the north of Groningen, a vibran Dutch student city. Here you will find the buildings of the Executive Board and its supporting Staff Office, and most of our schools. The other schools (for example the School of Fine Arts and Design, the School of Performing Arts and the School of Health Care Studies) are housed in various buildings across the city.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences is leading with respect to the use of information and communication technology in education. We want to make sure that our students are well prepared for a professional career in the 21st century. That is why a student learns to work with digital communication tools, the Internet and other multimedia forms that are important in his or her professional field. Every student has access to the Internet and to the internal network of the university and gets a personal e-mail address. A student can also register for exams and consult his or her records digitally. Hanze also focuses on integrating applied research and innovation in academic programmes.

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All departments have introduced the electronic learning environment into their education. It provides the student with a wide range of information on the programme as a whole and the various parts that make up the programme. It also gives a survey of frequently asked questions and answers to these questions. The student can communicate with lecturers and fellow students, via e-mail, or via chat and discussion groups. The electronic learning environment is also used by students to work together on group projects and assignments.

Lewis Millican, a British student at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, has shared his story on this site. Read Lewis's testimonial to find out why he chose Hanze, and how he managed the workload in this first year of study.


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