Top 3 reasons to study here

  • The various target groups can master their chosen competencies via custom made education, for a lifelong career in a multicultural and multiform society.
  • We want to be a partner to companies, institutes and authorities, in order to look after their every knowledge and innovation need.
  • Our core values are quality, personal development, mutual respect and professional orientation.

About

Education

  • As a university of applied sciences we have positioned ourselves as experts in Water and Land, Tourism and Business, Industry and Logistics. Our international degree programmes are fully in line with these spearheads.
  • The Netherlands consistently ranks among the best education systems in the world. The HZ University of Applied Sciences has been placed in the top three of similar Dutch universities for seven years in a row.
  • HZ is a government-funded University of Applied Sciences (HBO). To obtain government funding in the Netherlands, institutes must continually meet a number of quality requirements.
  • The quality is regularly evaluated by acknowledged VBI’s of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Research

  • A great deal of practical research is conducted at HZ. Questions from professional business practices are central focus points during this type of research. Issues are examined by lecturers, teacher researchers, business professionals and students. Any knowledge acquired from the research will result in new insights, which can lead to innovations and even new products for the work field.
  • HZ maintains a strong connection between professional practices and education as a result of HZ researching practical issues. This ensures the education is enriched with up to date knowledge from the work field. As students are the ones conducting the research, they will be able to form a good image of practices.

Career

The well-being of every student is a primary focus. We realize that students invest in us as an education facility. Therefore we invest in our students to help them make the most of their higher educational experience. 

During your time studying at HZ, you will be faced with many choices regarding everything from course selection to research project topics, work placements and more. These choices can be difficult and confusing. This is why lecturers and staff at the HZ put great emphasis on individual student coaching and counselling.

Study Career Coach

Beginning in your first year with the HZ, you will be assigned a personal study career coach to assist with mapping out your individual study plan. 

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Services

Student services

  • The well-being of every student is a primary focus. We realize that students invest in us as an education facility. Therefore we invest in our students to help them make the most of their higher educational experience. During your time studying at HZ, you will be faced with many choices regarding everything from course selection to research project topics, work placements and more. These choices can be difficult and confusing. This is why lecturers and staff at the HZ put great emphasis on individual student coaching and counselling.
  • In addition to guidance provided by your study career coach, HZ also offers an on campus Student Counselling Bureau for any personal matter. 

Housing services

When you are looking for accommodation in Vlissingen, there are possibilities to find a good and affordable room. Most student houses are near the city centre and within cycling distance of HZ. You are also close to the Vlissingen Boulevard and beach when you want to get a breath of fresh air.

Make sure you book a room in time (preferably in the early spring), so you have the best chances to book the room that suits your wishes. You have several options regarding to renting a room. Accommodation varies from single units to three to nine-bedroom apartments with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Housing corporation

HZ has partnered housing company APV to make it easier for students to find a place to live in.

Library services

The multimedia library serves the entire HZ University of Applied Sciences. It provides information in different forms of media for students, lecturers and other members of staff. It is also possible to work on assignments and projects at the multimedia library. Alongside general topics, the main focus of the collection is the degree programmes and their associated professional fields.

ICT services

The HZ has +/- 400 computers available for its students. These computers can be found in the library, classrooms and course-related areas, such as laboratories and simulation rooms. The computers and software are continuously renewed and adapted in order to keep up with the rapid developments in the computer sector.

Medical services

The HZ has a number of facilities for students with a disability. These include accessible areas, an arrangement for students with dyslexia, available areas for students with diabetes, and adjustments during examinations. Feel free to contact us with any question you may have about studying with a disability. 

Student Life

Campus life

The HZ has modern provisions at your disposal. Our lecture halls and superbly designed laboratories all boast excellent equipment. You will find student work areas throughout the HZ and we have an interactive information network, InfoNet, that helps to optimise your study environment.The modern facilities we offer contribute to the high quality education you receive.  

Fun, sports and being together with like-minded friends and going on trips: that is the reward for hard work. Vlissingen and Middelburg offer you everything you need to enjoy student life. Within cycling distance you will find shops, bars, the beach and loads of activities at HZ itself.

Sports facilities

Join HZ’s sports club HZ Sport for all your sporting activities. Take part in weekly sports such as tennis, volleyball, indoor and outdoor football, swimming, or get discounts on activities such as kite surfing, climbing, go karting and mountain biking.

Student clubs

HZ students run a number of different student unions each with its own identity. They all organize events such as patties, excursions and pub crawls.

These are the three students' unions of HZ:
  • Aqua Ad Vinum
  • Marum Bibio
  • F.I.S.A.
The peer-project is a great way to get to know other students, national and international, in a relaxed and friendly way. Alongside your normal classes you will spend 35 hours on activities, such as meals out, study-related activities and movie-nights. Join the biggest student parties in the region: WE LOVE COLLEGE. Connecting people through events creates a positive memory of their time spend in Vlissingen. That is the reason WE LOVE COLLEGE organises student parties. 

Accreditation

  • The Bachelor programmes, including the English-language programmes, taught at HZ have been accredited by the NVAO (Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organisation) based on international agreements.
  • Every year the ‘Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs’ (Guide to Higher Education) holds a survey of higher education in the Netherlands. The guide is published today and has ranked HZ again as 3rd best medium sized Dutch University of Applied Sciences. Three programmes are top rated, six programmes are in the top three of their category. 
  • About our English programmes: Logistics Engineering is a top rated study and the number 1 in their category, Water Management is the second best programme of the Netherlands in their category.

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