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Avans University of Applied Sciences

Check whether Avans University of Applied Sciences is right for you as an international student.


Uni facts

Breda, Netherlands
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    5055
  • International students
    800
  • Nationalities
    80
  • Total programs
    7
  • Acceptance rate
    49%

Study abroad at Avans University of Applied Sciences

Avans University of Applied Sciences (Avans) has been ranked the best university of applied sciences in the Netherlands for six years in a row. The University has also been in the top three of the national rankings for the last eight years.

Avans adheres to a project-based learning system which is designed to give you the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to then apply in real-world situations by doing work placements. The aim is for graduates to meet the vocational requirements of organizations that operate internationally. Avans offers English-taught Bachelor programs in international business, finance, engineering, and environmental science.

Avans was founded in 2004 following a merger of Hogeschool Brabant and Hogeschool ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Avans has campuses located in 4 cities: Breda, 's-Hertogenbosch, Roosendaal and Tilburg. All are in the Noord-Brabant province in the south of The Netherlands, a popular country for international study in Europe.

Why study at Avans?

  • Top ranked in the country

    The Netherlands’ number one applied sciences university

  • Personal attention

    Offers personal attention and support inside and outside the classroom

  • Recognized degrees

    Degrees are internationally acknowledged

  • Work placements

    Get real-life working experience while studying through work placements

Life as an international student

The Netherlands is renowned for its high quality education, safety and international outlook; this means it will be easy to feel comfortable and at home whilst studying. Avans gives support to international students with access to counselors and general guidance on living in The Netherlands.

There are a variety of groups and societies available at Avans campuses that act as a good place to meet new people, including local students. The international community at Avans will enable you to make contacts all over the world — helping with your career prospects after graduation.

Student reviews for Avans University of Applied Sciences

Overall rating
3.95 stars
Based on 4 reviews
Overall experience
4.25 stars
Accommodation
2.5 stars
Academic
4.5 stars
University facilities
4 stars
University social
4.5 stars
  • Handerson Botman
    Netherlands
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Avans University of Applied Sciences Finance
    Tell us about Avans University of Applied Sciences
    The university provides several study places where you can comfortably study. They provide me with all the materials, book, information, and sources to complete all my assignments (library). They have several cafeteria with different types of food and drinks. The transportation to the university is very easy, safe, and convenient. In addition, the university provide parking spaces for bike, scooter and cars for students. The social life within the university is limited, but they provide a few areas where you can chill and have a chat or just to relax.
  • Max Dalton
    Australia
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Avans University of Applied Sciences International Business
    Tell us about Avans University of Applied Sciences
    Avans is a very modern university in which there are many social areas to hang out with friends and also many study areas for individual study and group collaboration. All of the facilities are excellent and it is a very safe and warm atmosphere.
  • Liene Bruna
    Latvia
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    1 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    Avans University of Applied Sciences Environmental Science
    Tell us about Avans University of Applied Sciences
    Avans University is a hub for open-minded people sharing the same passion, to help the environment! There is a strong bond that can be formed with teachers and other students, during the years.The Lovensdrijkstraat Xplora building is a really nice place to work, as the windows bring in natural light, so it doesn't feel like you've been cooped up inside studying all day. Accomodation in Breda is hard to find, but through Facebook it is easier to sub-rent a room.
  • Samuele Covolo
    Italy
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Avans University of Applied Sciences Industrial Engineering
    Tell us about Avans University of Applied Sciences
    The campus is quite big, the main building is just 10 minutes walk from the furthest building so it’s very easy to move from one building to another.
    There are various activities you can choose, such as the introduction camp, the HBO festival and many more! During those activities that will last for the whole year you will meet a lot of new people and make new friends.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

The following tuition fee amounts have been set for the 2020-2021 academic year. These amounts apply to new students.

  • Undergraduate/Graduate (Non EU) Tuition - €8,296 per year

Scholarships

Personal scholarships can be obtained from various organizations. Some offer scholarships within the framework of cultural agreements between the Netherlands and your home country. Information on how and where to apply for them is available at your nearest Royal Netherlands Embassy, or from Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalization in education.

You can find scholarships using the Dutch grant finder website.

Location

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Campus Breda: Hogeschoollaan 1, 4800 RA Breda Campus ‘s-Hertogenbosch: Stationsplein 50, 5211 AP ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Avans is located in four cities: Breda, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Roosendaal and Tilburg. All four cities are located in Noord-Brabant province in the south of the Netherlands. An area with a strong international focus, it won the European Entrepreneurial Award in 2014.

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Visa requirements for Avans University of Applied Sciences

Many international students will require a visa to study in the Netherlands, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Netherlands student visa requirements