About Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), is the oldest university of applied sciences in the Netherlands and the largest in the northern part of the country. Located in the city of Groningen, which is renowned as the best student city of the Netherlands, and being the best comprehensive university of applied sciences (Keuzegids, 2019), Hanze UAS guarantees an amazing student journey. At Hanze students can choose among 14 international bachelor’s and 13 international master’s programmes in the domains of business, communication, health, arts&music, engineering and dozens of exchange and minor programmes. Hanze UAS’ focus is on career-oriented education: you will also apply theory to practice by working in international project groups on assignments for real-life clients. Almost all our bachelor’s programmes also include obligatory internships, meaning you will graduate with working experience. In this way, while studying at Hanze UAS, you develop your career while still being a student. Next to that, the university focuses on entrepreneurship. You will be taught to be entrepreneurial and innovative. The university is ranked 5th worldwide in the U-Multirank (2019) when it comes to the number of companies launched by graduates.

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Master up your opportunities The Hanze University of Applied Sciences develops its professional master’s programmes in close collaboration with the professional field, making them highly applicable in the real world. You will broaden and deepen your own knowledge, make your mark in the professional practice and bring innovation to your chosen field. Master up your development Your professional master’s programme seamlessly connects to your practice-orientated bachelor. As such, you do not have to go through the transition programme which is required when switching to a research university master’s. That means you can immediately continue your studies and get your diploma sooner. Use our transfertool to find out which Hanze Master you can do after obtaining your bachelor’s degree. Are you a professional with some work experience looking to further develop your skills? We also offer part-time and dual (work and study) master’s programmes. Master up your degree Graduates from a professional master’s programme at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences are awarded an MA, MBA or MSc degree, just like they would receive from a research university master’s programme.



From the psychological theories behind Game Design, to programming full-fledged playable games for clients, the program has not only given me the technical capabilities to work on games but has also allowed me to meet wonderful individuals. It is very internationalized, I had no trouble getting accustomed to everything and become a board member of a Gaming organization called Glitch.  

Hrisiana Tachkova, alumna Game Design, year 2019  

During the graduation phase, students were given the freedom to choose their own projects in which they could apply the knowledge acquired in the programme. I collaborated with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in studying the genetics of post-nephrectomy residual renal capacity in living kidney donors. I am now starting a PhD programme in sensor technology. 

Esther Tanumihardja, Indonesia, 

alumna Smart System Engineering, year 2016  

During the third year of the International Business programme at Hanze UAS, there's a possibility to do an exchange in a country of your choice and a compulsory internship that allows students to sharpen their skills and apply their knowledge. Currently, I am working as a senior price quotation analyst at the biggest company of refractory materials in the world.

Anton Eskenazi, Russia 

alumnus Bachelor’s in International Business, year 2017 

One of the best things about the programme is the truly intercultural environment. My classmates come from twelve different countries from five continents! Intercultural awareness and a global view of the business' world is experienced at large throughout the programme. Each course presents us with different interesting activities: visiting world renowned companies, international events, workshops and personal development guidance. 

Flavio Oliveira, Brazil 

Alumnus Master International Communication, year 2013