Windesheim was founded in 1880. Windesheim as it currently exists was formed in 1986 as the result of the merger of several education providers. The merger was a process take took place over a number of years years with more and more institutions joining.
Windesheim offers study programmes in the following disciplines: business, engineering, ICT, education, health, journalism. The majority of the approx. 60 degree programmes are in the Dutch top three. Our English taught programmes focus on business:
The university provides flexible learning opportunities leading to broad-based qualifications. Our lecturers challenge students to reflect and think critically and get the best out of themselves. Windesheim is also renowned for its innovative and entrepreneurial approach.
Windesheim specializes in practical, hands-on applied research, organized in close consultation with the professional field. Our research has the following themes:
In the Zwolle area, there is a lot of employment for our international students.
Graduates International Business:
If you have any questions about our study programmes, internships, enrollment procedure, entry requirments, teaching methods, etc., please contact our staff / Student Assistants:
If you come to study at Windesheim, you will need somewhere to live. Dutch students normally live in privately rented accommodation. However, finding the right place isn't easy for someone who is new to the country. So Windesheim has its own student accommodation facilities and a Housing Service to help students from abroad get settled. Related to other Dutch cities, Zwolle is not very expensive, and student accomodation is quite easy to obtain. The accomodation is close to campus and the city centre.
Although nowadays most information can be found online, Windesheim also has a very functional library.
At Windesheim our facilities are to support our students in their study career. Our students are in different places in our buildings: alone or working together in groups on projects. We have a lot of (ICT) facilities at your disposal.
In case you need healthcare, our staff is at your disposal to help you find the right medical docters, dentists, psychological help, etc.
Windesheim has a very modern campus. The extensive on-site facilities include WIFI, lecture theatres, seminar rooms, digital language labs and lots of areas for group work. There are excellent computer rooms and a brand new multimedia library. A copy shop, shop for office supplies and a bike repair shop are at your disposal. The campus has several cafeterias and bars too. As well as physical amenities, Windesheim makes academic, psychological and spiritual support and guidance available to all its students.
Windesheim offers excellent recreational facilities. There is a sports building with gyms, fitness rooms, a heated swimming pool, indoor football halls, a dojo and a climbing wall. All Windesheim students are entitled to use the sports facilities on campus at student rates.
Most departments at Windesheim have their own student societies, which organise activities such as lectures, theatre outings and club evenings.
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