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Avans University of Applied Sciences

3.7 out of 5 (98 ratings / 94 reviews) Breda, Netherlands
The basic principle of Avans University of Applied Sciences is rooted in and springs from its social environment. To maintain and expand its value within its environment, Avans must continue to meet the changing demands of the labour market and the world of work.



Avans University of Applied Sciences was founded on 1 January 2004 following a merger of Hogeschool Brabant and Hogeschool 's-Hertogenbosch.

We make a sustainable difference. We train future-proof professionals ready to enter the workforce. Continuously develop new knowledge for education and society. In partnership with companies, institutions and government agencies


Studying at Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands is an excellent option if you are considering studying abroad. Studying with us means studying in a pleasant, ambitious environment with dedicated lecturers and staff, bright students, countless English-language study programmes and good contacts with the business community. Our lecturers and staff make every effort to ensure that you acquire as much of their knowledge as possible


As a knowledge-based institution, we develop new knowledge for education and society as a whole. As part of this, lecturers, lecturing researchers and students conduct practice-based research for businesses, government agencies and civil society organisations. The results of this research are implemented into our curriculum. Knowledge valorisation is a key item on our agenda: we take care to ensure that our newly acquired knowledge is of public value.


Studying at a university of applied sciences in the Netherlands means studying in a country with an international and innovative outlook where you will receive outstanding training for a senior or managerial position. Once you graduate, you will be able to carry the title of ‘bachelor’. 

 This means that you can get your international career off to a great start anywhere in the world.

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Housing services

Avans University of Applied Sciences does not offer student accommodation. Instead, we have partnered with the 2 major housing associations in Breda to launch an accommodation reservation website.

What you need to know about these rooms:

  • All rooms are fully furnished.
  • You will share accommodation with other students, usually international students.
  • Rental prices range from €370 to €475 per month. This includes water, electricity, gas and internet access.
  • You will need to pay the rent for the full semester in 1 payment when you sign the rental agreement.

Medical services

There is only one type of health insurance in the Netherlands, namely the basic health insurance. Everyone living in the Netherlands is obliged to have this insurance, which costs around € 80.00 per month. This has a number of consequences for people from abroad whose residence in the Netherlands is temporary.

Student Life

Student clubs

Set up by students for students, the GreenOffice initiates and coordinates projects that drive sustainability at Avans. These may be set up to tackle social problems, such as social inequality, or to bring about practical changes, including more sustainable business operations at Avans. The GreenOffice’s efforts help Avans realise its sustainability goals.


All our bachelor's and master's degree programmes are formally accredited by the Dutch higher education accreditation authorities and comply with European standards as set by the Bologna Agreement.

Student Reviews

Avans University review.
Thomas Huisman rated 5 out of 5 stars

I admire Avans for being able to react swiftly and accordingly to the switch from offline schooling, to online schooling. The COVID pandemic came unexpected for all of us, so without too much time, my University managed to display some peak work on it's ability to transform into something greater. The lectures are great and friendly, and the quality of classes are high.

The turning point of my life
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The study programme is exactly what I have been looking for

Avans University of Applied Sciences, the best school to get your bachelors degree.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The school is great en the level of education is high. So the degree will be worth a lot.


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