36 months
8100 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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Are you interested in contributing to the construction of the largest lock project in the world? In determining how high and how strong dikes should be to ensure flooding does not take place? If your answer is ‘yes’ to the questions above, the Civil Engineering programme at HZ University of Applied Sciences may be the right choice for you!

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Doing Civil Engineering at HZ University of Applied Sciences  means you are studying in the middle of a delta area: when walking out of the university of applied sciences, you will encounter your field of work all around you. Did you know that the Dutch Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier is one of the seven modern wonders of the world and that this construction can be found at 30 minutes from HZ?

Employers are lining up for you as a graduate, because at HZ you are not only trained theoretically, but also practically. Right from the start of your study, you will be applying the theory of your future work field in the actual practice. During the lectures you will work on (international) assignments from the professional field, you do two internships with organisations in the Netherlands or abroad and you choose a minor: a half-year programme whereby you further specialise yourself in a company of your choice. In this way, you already gain ample work experience during your studies, and you will be optimally prepared for your career.

Career prospects

Once graduated, you can construct dikes, build bridges and canals, ports and large scale infrastructure. The different type of jobs of a civil engineer can globally be divided into the main phases of a civil project: the (initial) feasibility phase, the design phase, the construction phase and the operational and maintenance phase. Your work covers a very wide range of specialism, ranging from Coastal and Marine, Environmental, Water and Public health to Roads, Rails, Geotechnical and Structural fields.

Programme Structure

  • Year 1
  • You acquaint yourself with the different aspects of the civil engineering field. You act both in the role of advisor and of designer, and analyse an existing civil engineering infrastructure, such as a bridge or a quay. 

  • Year 2
  • You will study infrastructures, both above the ground and below. Think of channels and roads, but also of cables and pipes. One of the projects during this study year is your design of a motorway that will reduce traffic jams. 

  • Year 3
  • In the third year of the programme, you complete a six-month minor. By means of this minor you enhance the depth or breadth of your knowledge and skills. 

  • Year 4
  • At the start of the study year, you choose your major: hydraulic engineering or construction. In the first three years you had lectures in both specialisations. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A diploma equivalent to the Dutch Secondary Education Diploma, which gives you access to higher education.
  • A good level of Mathematics and Physics
  • A good command of written and spoken English. Your level of English should be equivalent to and IELTS score of 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Flushing

780 - 1160 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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