Are you interested in food, agriculture and horticulture, open and green spaces, nature and the environment or agribusiness? In that case you are welcome at HAS University of Applied Sciences, the green education and expertise centre of the South of the Netherlands and far beyond.

Top reasons to study here

  • If you have a passion for sustainable and green, HAS University of Applied Sciences is the place for you!
  • HAS University of Applied Sciences is the best university of applied sciences of the Netherlands in 2018 (student satisfaction research by Elsevier)
  • Our educational concept is really practical (a lot of internships, excursions and guestlectures), personal and flexible.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)



A university of applied sciences (in Dutch:'hogeschool') offers programmes that focus on the practical application of arts and sciences.

Getting practical work experience through internships (in the Netherlands and abroad) is an important part of the professional study programmes offered at these institutions.

  • Professional / practical
  • 4-year bachelor (with 1 year supervised practical training)
  • Competency-based
  • 4,000 students at HAS University of Applied Sciences

Areas of interest:

  • Animal
  • Design
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Nature
  • Plant


A research university is mainly responsible for offering research-oriented programmes in an academic setting.

Many programmes at research universities also have a professional component and most graduates actually find work outside the research community.

  • Scientific / theoretical
  • 3-year bachelor (no practical training)
  • Modular
  • 260,000 students


Student services

Studying abroad takes a lot of preparation. HAS University of Applied Sciences understands that an international student has a lot of things to think about before moving to the Netherlands, like do you need a visa, or a residence permit, or how to find suitable accommodation? That is why we offer our international students several services: to ensure all of you have a smooth start! We offer you assistance in dealing with all legal issues, help you find a student room for your first year and organise an introduction week in which you get to know the city as well as your future class mates.

Housing services

  • Student apartments managed by the university in Den Bosch - HAS University of Applied Sciences does not have a campus, but does have a limited number of room available for first year international students in Den Bosch in apartments close to the university (within 2 km).
  • Privately owned rooms and student houses - All privately owned accommodation offered via the HAS Accommodation Service is checked by HAS University of Applied Sciences and meet our minimum standards. This includes accommodation managed by individual landlords as well as agency properties. Prices for furnished accommodation range from € 350 - € 500 (including energy costs and internet)

ICT services

There is only a limited number of computers available for self-study at HAS University of Applied Sciences location Den Bosch. On our location in Venlo, there are no self-study computers available. You are therefore strongly recommended to use your own laptop. There is a WiFi network available.

Student Life

Campus life

HAS University of Applied Sciences is located in 2 vibrant student cities. Both in Venlo and ‘s-Hertogenbosch you can join various events in and around the cities and undertake a diversity of activities. In short, enjoy your student time! 


All HBO courses at HAS High School are NVAO accredited.

's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands