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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen


Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

If you choose to study at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, you will be joining a learning community where we bring education, applied research and the professional field together. And on top of that, you will be living in Groningen, known as the best student city of the Netherlands.

Learning outside of the classroom to apply what you learn

At Hanze UAS you are not just part of our academic community. You will apply what you learn to larger issues facing society. We focus on energy, healthy ageing and entrepreneurship. Regardless of which programme you choose, we stimulate and support you to specialize in one of these areas, for example, at EnTranCe, our energy transition testing ground; Health Hub Roden, our medical technology centre; or Start up City, our incubator and business accelerator where students can start and grow their own businesses.

Graduate with work experience

There is only one way to find out what you want to do with your degree and that is by gaining real-life work experience. That is why you will do at least one work placement during your programme. We have a strong network of national and international business partners in a variety of fields. Work experience not only lets you find out what kind of job fits with you, it also puts you ahead on the job market after graduation!

Share your talent. Move the world.

During your studies at Hanze, you encourage you to contribute to impactful projects: regional, national or global, and general or specific in nature. Engaged learning offers immense benefits: you discover new talents, you apply your knowledge in practice immediately, you learn what works and what doesn't work and others learn from you. You also add value to the professional field by creating real-world solutions. Want to make an impact? You can do so while pursuing your degree!

Living in the student city of Groningen

Groningen is the best student city in the Netherlands, according to research agency Elsevier, ranking first for student facilities, cultural hot spots and food and drinks. Groningen is also the youngest city in the Netherlands. Half of the citizens are under 35 and the 50,000 students make up 25% of the total population. There are numerous student societies and international associations allowing you to fully integrate into Groningen’s social life and making you feel right at home.


Founded: 1798
Students: 29,457 (2,596 internationals)
Staff: 3,348
English-taught programmes:
14 bachelor’s
14 master’s
50+ exchange programmes

Scholarships and Funding

Hanze UAS has various scholarship possibilities to aid students financially if they meet the requirements.

For more information, please visit the University's website.

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