Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Groningen, Netherlands
If you choose to study at Hanze University ofApplied 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 beststudent city of the Netherlands.



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. There is only one way to find out what you want to do with your degree and that is gain 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.


We have three main strategic themes with strong links to the northern Netherlands: energy, healthy ageing and entrepreneurship. The region needs our solid commitment because our applied research and institution-wide efforts in the area of entrepreneurship can deliver solutions to the social challenges facing the North.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (8)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Student services

Choosing the right programme and preparing for your study abroad can be daunting process, but we are here to help. For more information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

  • For general questions about moving to the Netherlands: isd@org.hanze.nl
  • For questions about immigration and visa: immigration@org.hanze.nl
  • For questions about accommodation: housing@org.hanze.nl

Housing services

Finding a place to live in Groningen is not easy from abroad. Dutch universities do not offer campus housing. Instead, students generally find accommodation on the private market. Our advice is to start looking for a room at least three months in advance.

Library services

At Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, we make sure your academic career in Groningen is off to a great start. We also provide you with everything you need to successfully complete your studies here. This includes, for example, extensive library facilities, computer labs, project rooms, high-speed wireless internet and a wide range of cultural and sports facilities.

Medical services

You may not reside in the Netherlands - not even temporarily - if you do not have a liability and medical insurance that meets Dutch standards. EU/EEA students should double check with their insurance company at home to verify that you will be covered in the Netherlands for medical costs without limitation. Make sure you have proof of this coverage.

Student Life

Campus life

The Dutch speak the best English as a second language in the world (EF EPI, 2016), so as an international student you will feel right at home in Groningen, the best student city in the Netherlands. Imagine yourself amidst the scenic beauty of the Groningen countryside and relaxing afterwards at an outdoor café on the Grote Markt. Imagine iceskating or playing squash at Kardinge sports centre and then going to a sensational concert at the Oosterpoort or Martiniplaza. Groningen is the urban centre of the north with a remarkably diverse cultural scene. One thing is for sure, you will never be bored here.

Sports facilities

Exercising your body is just as important as exercising your mind. All international students can join the ACLO, the student sports centre of Hanze UAS and the University of Groningen. For approximately € 60 per year, you receive unlimited access to numerous sports courses, group lessons and facilities. For an additional € 65 you can work out at the gym all year round.

Student clubs

Each bachelor’s programme offers a tailor-made Introduction

Week to all new students. You will be introduced to the programme, the lecturers, staff and student facilities. You will get to know your classmates, Hanze UAS and Groningen. You can also join the general introduction week for all students in Groningen, the KEI Week. It takes place in mid-August and is the perfect way to get to know the city, make friends and have some fun before the academic year begins.

At the beginning of each semester, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) also organises an introduction week specifically for international students.


All programmes at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, are accredited by the NVAO, the Dutch and Belgian official accreditation body. Approval of the NVAO indicates that programmes meet the quality requirements set for higher education by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Other Degrees