Design, B.A. | Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen | Groningen, Netherlands
48 months
7900 EUR/year
1105 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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If you are creative, curious, interested in experimenting with images and converting ideas into visual concepts, then the Bachelor of Design from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen may well be the right programme for you. We educate talented and ambitious students to become experimental designers with a critical attitude. Our graduates are fully prepared for a career as a designer. 


As a designer, you will be joining the creative industry, one of the most booming sectors in the Netherlands and abroad. Not only will you master the skills you need to become a professional designer, you will also develop a critical attitude, reflecting on your own work and that of your fellow students, and your own style and authenticity. Making mistakes is part of your development into being a professional designer. By experimenting, failing and starting again you will create your own style, your signature. 

You will also learn to develop and protect your authenticity as a designer. We provide you with the best facilities and counseling. You will work together with other students, to learn how to function in a (interdisciplinary) team. You learn to play with images and discover how your visual abilities can create solutions for questions in society.


After this study Design program from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, you can work as an independent designer (alone or in a group) or look for a job with, for example, a design agency or theatre company. During the programme, you get to know the professional possibilities. For instance, we organize a number of Professional Wednesdays during the academic year where you can meet designers (often alumni) to get further acquainted. In practice, designers usually do not work alone: they often have to deal with clients, colleagues and implementers. Therefore, we offer a number of interesting excursions throughout the years that will give you a better insight into the possibilities.

Programme Structure

  • Graphic & Interaction Design
  • Illustration & Animation Design
  • Interior Architecture & Design
  • Time Based Design
  • Product Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Nepal: May 1st 


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

After application you will get access to the Hanze Apply Minerva and receive the requirements for the first round. You will be asked to upload the following in 1 merged PDF max. 50mb:  Please use the following order when merging: 1. Portfolio 2. Letter of motivation 3. CV

Visit our website to find out more about our admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7900 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1105 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 EUR per year during 48 months.

The tuition fee for the first year is €1,105 for EU students. For subsequent years, the annual amount is around €2,209. Check our website for more information.

Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 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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Scholarships Information

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