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Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

With a clearly defined mission and philosophy, Wittenborg University offers excellent education in business studies to students from the Netherlands, Europe, and around the world, ranging from school leavers to people with professional experience and previous study qualifications. Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is an international management and business institute providing Bachelor and Master Degree programmes to students from diverse backgrounds, cultures and ethnicity, and as a multinational organisation, with around 300 students and staff representing more than 60 countries, Wittenborg is truly one of the most International Management Schools in the Netherlands



Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences was established in 1987 and is situated in Apeldoorn. With a focus on 5 key themes, “Management, Internationalisation, Diversity, Sustainability, & Innovation”, Wittenborg is one of the fastest growing independent international University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.


  • International Business Administration Bachelor Degrees
  • MBA in General Management, MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, MBA in Hospitality Management!


The University has a team of professionals and researchers based at the Innovation and Research Centre. This team develops new and existing business and operations through a centre for international expertise, business research & innovation, aimed at bringing together students, lecturers, professors and researchers.


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Student services

Wittenborg has two types of student tutor support systems, one for academic issues and one for non-academic issues. The University has an open door policy which means that students find all staff easily accessible during office hours on the days they are working. Also Wittenborg Online and Office365 make it easy for students to contact the correct staff member about any issue. Wittenborg is also small enough to allow students to have easy and direct contact with management, if they wish.

Housing services

Wittenborg University provides all its arriving international students with accommodation as part of the package fee for entering students. The University arranges accommodation for Dutch and "domestic" international students on request. Students can choose from:

  • houses & apartments
  • Spacebox studios

Student Life

Campus life

Wittenborg University has two campuses in Apeldoorn, situated directly beside the station, both within 3 minutes’ walk from the trains, busses and taxi services. Both campuses are also within 10 minutes walking distance from the shopping centre of Apeldoorn, the restaurants, the market, the city hall and all the central facilities the town has to offer, including museums, library, theatres and bars.

  • Aventus Campus
  • Spoorstraat Campus

Sports facilities

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Hockey
  • Tennis, Rugby, Golf and Squash
  • Boxing, Karate, Tai Chi and other Martial Arts
  • Swimming, Diving, Outdoor Rowing
  • Athletics and Running
  • Fitness and Gyms
  • Horseriding
  • Archery


  • University of Brighton (under QAA, UK).
  • Netherlands Accreditation Organisation (NVAO)
  • Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA - a German, Austrian, Swiss Accrediting body).

Student Reviews

Small but Impacting
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Career-wise, I say this University is good at training future professionals. Its standard education is remarkable, shaping students not only to pass examinations in the university but also to be confident with competitive advantage in the job market. the university works with a team of professionals and qualified professors. the classroom size is manageable enabling the...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It have been alot of learning experiences

Change of strategy needed
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Very good concept for international programm but lack of experience and chaotic organization. It is more a business not an educational system.

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