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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Welcome to the Hanze University of Applied Sciences!

The Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS) is located in Groningen - voted best city centre of 2006 and one of the best student towns in the world. Hanze UAS has an international perspective and offers students from all over the world the chance to prepare themselves for a career in a modern, globalized society.

What sets Groningen apart from other cities in the north of the Netherlands is the relatively low average age. Almost 25% of the city’s population (200,000) are students. The students  of Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Hanze UAS) help bring the city to life.

Hanze UAS, based in Groningen, has been offering career-oriented higher education for more than 215 years. With approximately 27,000 students, 73 bachelor’s and master’s programmes of which 22 English-taught, and a large global company network, Hanze UAS is the largest university of applied Sciences in the North of the Netherlands. The university is home to unique programs such as the Bachelor in Game Design & Development, Business IT & Management and Physiotherapy, as well as the Master's in Sensor System Engineering, European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management and Master International Communication to name a few.  Their students graduate with the desired set of knowledge, skills and practical experience needed in the industry today.

There are also programs in Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Facility Management and other are at both undergraduate and graduate level. Several of these are offered in English and attract students from all over the world.

For all degree programmes at Hanze University of Applied Sciences a balance is sought between theoretical and practical knowledge, in order to prepare students for today's global economy. Much of their education is business-driven, with practical orientations available to help develop professionals who can combine theoretical knowledge with a good understanding of their chosen profession.

Hanze International App

Hanze International is an app that enables you to access up-to-date information about Hanze UAS and the wonderful student city of Groningen on your mobile device.

With this app you can find information regarding English- (and German) taught study programmes, news items, tuition fees, scholarships and application procedures (and much more), but also links to our social media and contact persons.

Find out more about Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen by filling in your details and the school will contact you.

Virtual Open Day

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If you cannot make it to the Open Day but still would like to get an impression of Hanze UAS, the campus and the student life in Groningen, then here's a great alternative that is available 24/7 from basically anywhere:

The Hanze UAS Virtual Open Day!

Visit the Virtual Open Day and choose what you want to see, hear or read about. Photos, videos, text and animation will introduce you to the possibilities at Hanze UAS and the student life in Groningen.

NB: To access the Virtual Open Day an Adobe Flash Plugin is required.


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Education programs - Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Programs Location
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering Groningen
Bachelor in Sensor Technology Assen
European Master in Renewable Energy Groningen
European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management Groningen
Game Design Groningen
Master of Sensor System Engineering Assen

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

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Reviews by students

Irina-Emilia Caras   |   3/28/2017
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   |   3/28/2017
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   |   3/27/2017
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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0 studying in Hanze UAS you would get the most international xperience 11/20/2012   xinyi I am a second year student in Hanze UAS IBMS.The school is located in Groningen which is the most international student city in The Netherlands. You get classmates from all over the world. En...
1 International Communication 10/22/2012   Constantin Studying International communication at HanzeUAS is one of the most exciting experiences I have ever had. The school provides you with all sorts of motivation in form of interesting classes an...

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