Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands
14.05.17
Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands

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Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands

Universities of Applied Sciences - universities of applied sciences or specialized universities that offer quality training in technical and creative professions without a scientific bias and are aimed at preparing for professional activities. The most popular sectors of education are economics, healthcare, agronomy, engineering, and pedagogy. Students of such universities, first of all, learn the profession and learn to apply the acquired knowledge in practice. A variety of educational projects, seminars and internships at national and international companies are an integral part of bachelor's and master's programs.
It is important to note that universities of applied sciences use such a teaching method as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). The method allows students to learn how to look for the most optimal solutions to professional problems. The purpose of the method is to teach students to independently find solutions to professional problems. Example: the teacher sets a task for the group and gives complete freedom of action. Students themselves decide what information is needed to complete the assignment, where to look for it and how to apply it. This approach to training allows students to become qualified specialists in demand anywhere in the world.

List of universities of applied sciences
  • Amsterdam university of the arts
  • Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • ArtEZ Institute of the Arts
  • Avans Hogeschool, University of Applied Sciences
  • Azusa Theological Seminary
  • Business School Netherlands
  • Business School Notenboom
  • Christelijke Hogeschool Ede
  • Codarts, University for the Arts
  • Design Academy Eindhoven
  • Driestar Hogeschool
  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences
  • Gerrit Rietveld Academy
  • HAN University of Applied Sciences
  • Hanze University Groningen, University of Applied Sciences
  • HAS Den Bosch University of Applied Sciences
  • HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
  • HZ University of Applied Sciences
  • Hotelschool the hague
  • Inholland University of Applied Sciences
  • Katholieke Pabo Zwolle, Teacher Training Institute
  • New Business School Amsterdam
  • NHL University of Applied Sciences
  • NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
  • Reformed University of Applied Sciences Zwolle
  • Rotterdam University, University of Applied Sciences
  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences
  • STC-Group - Netherlands Maritime University (NMU)
  • Stenden university of applied sciences
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences
  • TIO University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Applied Sciences Leiden
  • University of the Arts, The Hague
  • HKU School of the Arts Utrecht
  • Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences
  • Vilentum University of Applied Sciences
  • Webster University, University of Applied Sciences
  • Windesheim University of Applied Sciences
  • Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences
  • Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Admission to universities of applied sciences

The introductory package of documents at most universities of applied sciences is quite simple. Applicants must provide a document on previous education and a certificate confirming knowledge of English, as well as fill out several registration forms.
For admission to some universities and creative specialties, additional documents and passing online tests or other entrance tests are required.

Tuition fees for higher education programs

The average cost of studying at universities of applied sciences is € 8,000, which is much cheaper than the cost of education at research universities. However, it should be borne in mind that the Netherlands is a country with a high standard of living, where housing and food prices are among the highest in Europe, which is why it is also necessary to include about € 11,000 per year in the list of expenses.

Training courses

Students who have not scored the required number of points in the English language exam IELTS or TOEFL have the opportunity to take a preparatory course before starting a bachelor's program.
The duration of the preparatory course varies from 2 to 12 months, depending on the results of the English test. For admission to the preparatory course, the minimum result is 5,0 points on the IELTS scale or 59-60 points on the TOEFL iBT, with such points you can enter the program for 1 year. It is important to note that the minimum scores for admission to preparatory programs in educational institutions are different.

The objectives of the preparatory courses:

Improve your English skills to the level required for admission to the selected higher education program.
Prepare for the IELTS or TOEFL English test.
In the case of training in Dutch - prepare for the NT2 exam (Dutch).
Give a general idea of ​​the subjects included in the main program of the university.
To simplify the transition from high school to university and adapt foreign students to a new country and educational environment.

The cost of preparatory programs:

Semiannual preparation - from € 4,500 to € 6,500.
The year of study in the preparatory course is from € 7,500 to € 11,500.

Scholarships

Scholarships and grants are aimed at students with high achievements in study and science. As a criterion, the average pass of a certificate / diploma, academic performance in certain disciplines, successes in scientific projects, as well as active manifestation in charity or social work can be used. Financial assistance is available for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Holland Scholarship grant is a government program available at any of the Dutch state universities and most other universities. Holland Scholarship provides a grant of € 5,000 in its first year of study. The student pays the further expenses independently.
Orange Tulip Scholarship is a program created by the Dutch government to search for talented students from developing countries. The grant, as a rule, covers 50% of the cost of training for the entire period, but full coverage is also possible. The student pays the further expenses independently.

Why Global Ambassador students choose universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands:

  • practical approach to training - internships and Problem-Based Learning approach,
  • relevant areas of study for the acquisition of a sought-after profession,
  • lower tuition compared to research universities,
  • language training and career development courses,
  • the opportunity to receive a scholarship to study,
  • simple admission procedure.

Do not miss our next article on education in the Netherlands, which will focus on the practical aspects of education. You will learn about how to enter or transfer to universities in the Netherlands, is it possible to work during studies, how to get a student visa and what are the prospects after graduation in this country.

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