Studying at Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands is an excellent option if you are considering studying abroad. Studying with us means studying in a pleasant, ambitious environment with dedicated lecturers and staff, bright students, countless English-language study programmes and good contacts with the business community. Our lecturers and staff make every effort to ensure that you acquire as much of their knowledge as possible.
Avans tops Dutch universities of applied sciences rankings for the fifth time. Avans University of Applied Sciences is ranked the top large university of applied sciences in the Netherlands by the Keuzegids Hbo 2017. Avans has been in the top 3 for 8 years and occupies the top position for the fifth time. Keuzegids Hbo is one of the leading higher education guides in the Netherlands. The Keuzegids Hbo rankings are based on indicators including the results of the Dutch National Student Survey (NSS). This time, over 300,000 students across the Netherlands took part in this survey. More than 13,000 Avans students completed the NSS questionnaire.
Avans' NSS scores are higher than the national average in nearly all areas, such as study programme structure and curriculum, practice-based research, study counselling and lecturers. Avans continuously aims to make further improvements in various areas, such as scheduling and work placement counselling. Although satisfaction with respect to these is up from last year, Avans is committed to making sure satisfaction increases further.
Feel at home
And what’s more, we ensure that as a foreign student you'll feel right at home in the Netherlands. One of the ways that we do this is to organise high-quality accommodation and help you with your visa paperwork (the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Agency). We give you a warm, caring and personal welcome. When you arrive you will receive an extended introduction to Avans and to the city. You get to meet other foreign students. We also offer you every opportunity to join in with the lively student life.
Avans offers a professional team of student counsellors to support you with all questions related to your study and student life. We do this because we are convinced that you can only perform well academically if you feel comfortable in your environment.
You're in good hands
Current and former students view Avans University of Applied Sciences as the best university of its type in the Netherlands. We are immensely proud of this achievement and will do everything we can to ensure that this continues to be the case.