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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 business field together. And on top of that, you will be living in the best student city of the Netherlands.

Learning outside of the classroom

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.

Working together with the business community

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.

Living in the student city of Groningen

Groningen is the best student city in Holland, 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
13 master’s
50+ exchange programmes


Bachelor's degree
Art & Design Length Location
Design 4 years Groningen
Fine Art
Fine Art 4 years Groningen
Performing Arts
Classical Music 4 years Groningen
Jazz 4 years Groningen
International Finance & Control Groningen
International Business
International Business Groningen
International Facility Management 4 years Groningen
Bachelor in Marketing Management 4 years Groningen
Computer Science & IT
Game Design & Development
Game Design 4 years Groningen
Engineering & Technology
Electrical Engineering
Bachelor in Sensor Technology 4 years Assen
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering 3 years Groningen
Health & Well-Being
Physiotherapy 4 years Groningen
Humanities & Culture
Sports Studies & Management
BA in Sport Studies 3 years Groningen
Media & Communications
International Communication 4 years Groningen
Master's degree
Art & Design
Architecture 4 years Groningen
Fine Art
Painting (Master of Arts) 2 years Groningen
Performing Arts
Master of Music 2 years Groningen
MSc in Business Studies 1 year Groningen
Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 3 semesters Groningen
International Business
Master in International Business and Management (MIBM) 3 semesters Groningen
Computer Science & IT
Data Science & Analytics
Data Science for Life Sciences 3 semesters Groningen
Software Engineering
Master of Smart Systems Engineering 1.5 years Assen
Humanities & Culture
International Studies
Master in International Communication 3 semesters Groningen
Sustainable Development
European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management 3 semesters Groningen
Media & Communications
Media, Art, Design & Technology MA 2 years Groningen
Environmental Science
Energy for Society 3 semesters Groningen
European Master in Renewable Energy 3 semesters Groningen

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Open Day Hanze UAS

​Do you want to see the Netherlands, Groningen and the Hanze UAS campus for yourself before deciding? During our Open Days you can get a campus and city tour, meet lecturers and students and speak with academic counselors.

​Are you interested in visiting us? Sign up for the next Open Day on our website.

Event dates:

Date:   4/3/2020    Time:   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Scholarships & 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.


Average rating 4.3

Based on 19 reviews

Irina-Emilia Caras
Hanze University of Applied Sciences is the place allotted to provide you with the unique opportunity to discover your hidden talents and fulfill your professional aspirations. It gives you an insightful perspective into how the modern business environment functions and what is your place and role as a young professional in this system. Being ...
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Vladyslav Ioffe
My enrollment to Hanze (Internationational Communication programme) commemorated a whole new great chapter of my life. Looking at the decision in the hindsight I don't regret it even a bit. It was not a struggle to assimilate and integrate at all. 90% of people speak English, everyone is as open-minded as it can possibly get. The city offers ...
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YanHan, Zhang
Hanze UAS offers a perfect International environment, and you will meet lots of International students who come from different countries. Although the official language is Dutch, but almost every Dutch people can speak fluent English, and they are always friendly! Also, Groningen is the best student city within the Netherlands. All in all, it's ...
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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

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