Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS)

Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS)

Some 7,000 students from over 100 countries are studying at our international higher education institute. It is situated in the south of the Netherlands, in the city of Breda. We prepare students for management-level positions in an international setting.

Top reasons to study here

  • The subject areas are very much interconnected.
  • We cooperate with businesses operating at the top of their fields.
  • Entrepreneurship is at the core of our learning community. You are encouraged to start your own business, it can even be your graduation project!

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



A school that trains students to become ‘Toerist Officier’ (Tourist Officer)– that was the idea of Mr Sliepen, director of the Breda Tourist Information Office, back in 1963. This school was to be a national scientific institute, consisting of a research department and a course programme. As this school was new of its kind, educational material was mainly obtained through its own research efforts.


Breda University of Applied Sciences offers professional and academic bachelor’s and master’s programmes in the disciplines of Games, Media, Hotel, Facility, Logistics, Built Environment, Tourism and Leisure & Events.


Breda University of Applied Sciences is committed to developing knowledge – through applied and academic research – as well as innovative solutions to problems occurring in the various disciplines. The domains within which we conduct research are strongly interrelated and we try to make subject area crossovers whenever possible. Explore the eight research domains here.


Our organisation has a strong international orientation. In cooperation with national and international industries, we train our students to become professionals capable of operating in  globalising work and knowledge settings. Breda University of Applied Sciences aims to create a stimulating environment for both students and staff in order to enable them to develop their talents to the fullest possible extent, to integrate knowledge and skills and apply these to society in a professional and responsible manner.

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Student services

Each year around 200 international exchange students from around the world choose to study at Breda University of Applied Sciences, why not be one of them?

Our Student Office would be happy to help you settle into your new life in Breda!

Housing services

Breda has a growing number of students, which is why accommodation in Breda can be scarce. For students it can be difficult to find a suitable place to live. Here are some tips for finding a place to stay.

Library services

Do you want to find good and reliable information? The library is the starting point for your research. 

We can give information and advice on copyright issues, intellectual property rights, publication and open access to students and employees of Breda University of Applied Sciences.

ICT services

  • Wireless internet
  • Workspaces with PC and laptop workspaces

Student Life

Campus life

Our new and green campus is located near the centre of student city Breda. On campus there are many opportunities for meeting people and to get inspired. The city itself is fun, safe and internationally oriented.


  • ECA - Certificate for Quality in Programme Internationalisation (Tourism Management & Hotel Management)
  • IFMA - International Facility Management Association (Facility Management)
  • THE-ICE - International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (Hotel Management)
  • UNWTO Tedqual (Tourism Management & Hotel Management)
  • WLO - World Leisure Organization (Leisure Studies)
  • WLO Centre of Expertise (Academy for Leisure)

Student Reviews

Breda University - a step towards success
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My overall experience was very good. I was able to learn a lot throughout the time I was part of Breda University of Applied Sciences, meet a big number of international people, be involved in different practical assignments for major companies in the tourism industry and as well the ability to go for a nice internship abroad.

nice international environment
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

the university is quite nice and has an international environment. The only downside is that some of the studies were situated in an old building for a year, because of renovations.

Not great not terrible
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Studying in the Netherlands has been a lot of fun! The content of the study-program was practical and very much oriented on sustainability. The living costs are quite high and the university doesn't provide sufficient help to find housing

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