HZ University of Applied Sciences International student Admissions  & Application
HZ University of Applied Sciences

HZ University of Applied Sciences

HZ University of Applied Sciences international student admissions & applications
Students at HZ University of Applied Sciences
This is HZ
Studying at a university of applied sciences means building up your professional network from day one.
  • 4,900 students, incl. 500 international students
  • 23 Bachelor programmes
  • 8 Bachelor programmes in English
  • 68% employment upon graduation
  • 27% masters degree follow up
  • 64 partner universities worldwide
HZ combines theoretical knowledge with company-based assignments: students interact with professional experts during guest lectures and company visits, carry out real-life projects and have two semesters of internship during their four-year studies.

(HZ has around 4,900 students divided over four study years and 23 bachelor degree programmes, eight 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.)
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.
Students at HZ University of Applied Sciences
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.
HZ’s bachelor’s programmes attract students from all over the world. In addition, HZ has an extensive network of partner universities, offering students a wide range of exchange programmes. “What I particularly like is that the studies are very international, we work on international cases with students from all over the world,” says Sandra, Civil Engineering student from Bulgaria.
Every year the ‘Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs’ (Guide to Higher Education) holds a survey of higher education in the Netherlands. Since 2011 – so 7 years in a row - the guide has ranked HZ in the top 3 of multidisciplinary Dutch universities of applied sciences. The quality and accessibility of our lecturers and the small student groups are among HZ’s assets. But also the classrooms, workspaces and computer facilities were rated as excellent.
Job prospects for HZ graduates are very promising. While 29% of our graduates continue studying for a Master’s programme, 67% finds a job within three months of graduation *. Renowned companies actively target our students to offer them jobs.
The Dutch higher education system enjoys a worldwide reputation for its outstanding quality. It is monitored by a national system of regulation and quality assurance. The quality of university departments and programmes is regularly assessed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie organisatie; NVAO). All HZ’s Bachelor’s programmes are accredited and are listed in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes (CROHO).
HZ is located in the coastal town of Vlissingen, a medium-sized tourist and student town with some 45,000 inhabitants. With its beautiful beach, scenic promenade and many pavement cafés, the town exudes a year-round holiday atmosphere. It is small enough for you to get around the Dutch way: by bike. But at the same time, the town is large enough to enjoy a real student life. Most HZ students live in student apartments in the town centre. They organise diners, student parties, or go to the local pubs or spend their evenings at the cinema. And did we already mention the beach? Great for a morning run, a picnic or just hanging out with your friends.
HZ is located in the coastal town of Vlissingen