HZ University of Applied Sciences

University of Applied Sciences




Study on the Dutch coast

HZ University of Applied Sciences is a medium-sized institute in the south-west of The Netherlands with some 4,200 students, 500 of which come from five different continents. For over 25 years, HZ has welcomed international students and prides itself in having a strong and varied international orientation.  Its slogan “where students matter” is put in practice at all times.

HZ places great emphasis on coaching individual students. Classes are small and each student is assigned a career coach to help with choosing course units and explore career opportunities. HZ has an extensive network of partner universities all over the world, so students are offered a wide choice of one-semester international exchange programmes and internships in many countries.

In the past five years, HZ has constantly been in the Top 3 of Dutch universities of applied sciences. It was named the best University of Applied Sciences by “HBO Keuzegids 2014”, the new choice guide for Higher Education in the Netherlands. This guide describes the quality of all higher education in the Netherlands. Eighteen out of twenty-five of the rated Bachelor Degrees ended up in the national top three. HZ scores well over the national average

Vlissingen is a medium-sized tourist and student town with about 45,000 inhabitants at a couple of hours from Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris, London and Cologne. In Vlissingen itself, everything is at cycling distance from HZ: student rooms, shops, bars, and the beach. Student associations, HZ Sport and HZ Cult organise lots of extra-curricular activities, such as city trips, (water) sports activities, sunset cruise, skiing week, concerts and movie nights. For many of these activities students can earn free composition credits.

Courses offered through English


The university provides rooms, based in a three-bedroom apartments.