Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Groningen, Netherlands
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS) is the largest University of Applied Sciences in the northern part of the Netherlands and is located in the vibrant student city Groningen.



Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), is the largest University of Applied Sciences in the northern part of the Netherlands and is located in the vibrant student city Groningen. Hanze (UAS) has a wide variety of Bachelor programmes, Master programmes, certificate programmes, exchange programmes, dual degree programmes, preparatory courses and minors. In addition to its academic programmes, Hanze (UAS) has various modern facilities on campus to offer its students.The university is also internationally oriented in the sense that it offers various fully-taught programmes in English and works closely together with partner institutes from all over the world.


The Centre of Applied Labour Market Research is a socio-economic research centre that focuses on regional labour market issues.

  • How do we keep people employed?
  • How can we help the unemployed find employment?
  • Can we organise work more efficiently?
  • How can we organize public-private partnerships that help these causes?
  • What are the legal rules of the game?
They focus on these types of questions in their applied labour market research for firms, public and private labour market service providers. They include students in the research projects, and use results to futher improve the teachings at both the bachelor and master level.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (9)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Student services

As a prospective international student you are on the doorstep of a great adventure, studying and living in the Netherlands. Although this is an amazing experience, it can be quite difficult finding your way through the rules and regulations, from applying for a study programme until your journey to the Netherlands. The International Student Office (ISO) will assist you from start to finish.

Housing services

Most foreign students that come to Hanze (UAS) want to find accommodation in the city of Groningen. In the Netherlands, the organization of student accommodation differs from that in many other countries. Most universities do not own residence halls or other types of student accommodation. Instead, Dutch students find their own accommodation on the private market.The international guests of Hanze (UAS) can apply for furnished accommodation through the Housing Office, which is an organization that acts as an intermediary in finding temporary accommodation for students and staff from abroad. The Housing Office tries to find suitable accommodation for a reasonable price.

Library services

Hanze (UAS) has an ultra-modern Hanze Media Centre with branches at the Campus and other locations. Hanze Media Centre's collections include: specialist literature, reference books, magazines and newspapers, audio and videotapes, software, information on CD-rom, student placement reports and student theses.

ICT services

All departments have introduced the electronic learning environment into their education. It provides the student with a wide range of information on the programme as a whole and the various parts that make up the programme. The student can communicate with lecturers and fellow students, via e-mail, or via chat and discussion groups.

Medical services

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. You may be able to get an European Health Insurance Card from your own national insurance, which you can use in the Netherlands.

Student Life

Campus life

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS) is home to the best conservatoire and the oldest International Business School in the Netherlands, and to the unique Advanced Sensor Applications and International Physiotherapy programmes. All programmes focus on gaining work experience by means of two separate work placements which add value to your resumé.Hanze (UAS) is located in Groningen, the second oldest university town in the Netherlands with the highest student population density. The cultural scene, vibrant nightlife, and historic city centre make the compact city a pleasant place to live throughout your studies

Sports facilities

ACLO is the student sports association, managed entirely by students, operating under the auspices of both Hanze (UAS) and the University of Groningen.

Hanze (UAS) and the University of Groningen run a joint Sports Centre, with approximately 75 trainers and instructors and 20 staff members. The Sports Centre wants to help increase the mental and physical welfare of the students and employees of the institutions through sport. The Sports Centre provides ACLO with professional advice and facilitates the ACLO sports programme. The Sports Centre wants to provide excellent sports facilities, 7 days a week, 340 days a year, from 08.00 to 23.00 hours.

Student clubs

CAST (Cultural Activities for Students) organizes a large variety of cultural activities for and by students of Hanze (UAS), ranging from music, dance, film, photography, video, stand-up comedy, theatre, design, painting, sculpture, etc.CAST organizes concerts, exhibitions, and shows, which are open to all students, but also courses, workshops and other cultural projects, in which students can participate.


All of the programmes at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS) are tested within the accreditation system. This means that they meet the quality requirements set for approved higher education by the Ministry for Education, Culture and Science. Recently accredited programmes are allowed to use the logo of the NVAO (Dutch and Belgian Accreditation Organisation).

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