Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

3.4 out of 5 (30 ratings / 26 reviews) Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Our mission is to promote excellence in teaching and learning international business and management, as well as to create the best environment for students and staff, where internationalisation, diversity and ethics are setting the premises for successfully applied, research-informed global learning.

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)



Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1987  by Dutch entrepreneur Williem H Nijkamp. The school quickly grew into an expertise centre for Banking and Insurance and Real Estate Management, providing these industries in the Netherlands with hundreds of graduates. (See 25 Years of Higher Education)


Enter Wittenborg and you enter a highly motivated and results-driven organisation operating in a diverse and multicultural environment, in which more than 100 nationalities work, study, innovate and socialise together. At Wittenborg we believe that learning should be an enjoyable process that allows you to develop your goals and aspirations, and provides you with the constant support and  the required study pressure to achieve those targets. 


To do so, Wittenborg's Research Centre operates as a knowledge hub. The Wittenborg Knowledge Hub is a dynamic environment where international lecturers, researchers and students bring in their knowledge, experience, skills and cultural background and gain new knowledge, skills and understanding. An environment where organisations can drop in for available knowledge or plunge in to develop new knowledge together with the researchers of Wittenborg. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


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

Finding accommodation as a student is always an exciting but sometimes daunting task! At Wittenborg we assist our students in finding suitable, local accommodation, often managed by the university. Wittenborg offers shared apartments: 3-5 students share an apartment or house. Wittenborg offers campus accommodation: students have their own room within a campus complex, sharing kitchen and bathroom facilities. 

Dutch or other EU-national students are encouraged to find their own accommodation, however, they can opt for Wittenborg’s own accommodation if available.

Student Life

Campus life

Wittenborg University has two campuses in Apeldoorn, an Undergraduate Centre and a Postgraduate Centre. Both are 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.

Sports facilities

The city of Apeldoorn has many facilities for those wanting to participate in organised sports:

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball  
  • Hockey
  • Tennis, Rugby, Golf and Squash
  • Boxing, Karate, Tai Chi and other Martial Arts
  • Swimming, Diving, Outdoor Rowing

Student clubs

Wittenborg Students are active in their own sports group, which organises outside activities such as soccer and basketball in the nearby parks. They make arrangements through a private facebook page for students and staff, which is given to students during their introduction day on starting at Wittenborg.


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is appointed by the Dutch Ministry of Education (Brin number 25AY), and meets all required regulations. All degrees have been developed in consultation with, and have the support of business and industry.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great school for international students. Bachelor’s or Master’s program

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

i was dissapointed about this university i am doing hospitality management but we don't do any practise as hospitality student and they don't care about the students most of the students are leaving this university

A good step for my good future 😊
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I’m from a middle class family and my father is a hardworking man who invested all his money for my study. When I came from Bangladesh, I thought this university is good enough for me but after coming and studying for few months, I’m not finding myself comfortable in this field and the system is not so good like I thought. I carry good grades from my country and now I’m...

Other programmes from this university


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!