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Avans University of Applied Sciences

3.8 out of 5 (91 ratings / 86 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.


The bachelor's programmes are the main part of our portfolio. The Executive Board is keen to increase the current market share of its bachelor's programmes. The board also wants to expand its future role in the master's programmes, contract education and applied research markets.


  • Preparation for the corporate sector
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Preparation for the labour market
  • Work placement

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Student services

Within the university counselors guide students in respect of their choice for a study programme. A study programme selection tool is available to find out if the programme of your preference fits you.

Housing services

Avans University of Applied Sciences does not offer student accommodation. Instead, we collaborate with housing corporations to help students find suitable housing. Please be aware that only a limited number of furnished rooms are available for international students. Breda has a rapidly growing student population. This means finding suitable and affordable accommodation can be a challenge.

Medical services

If you need medical care it is possible to contact a dentist or family doctor through Avans. As a foreign student this is extremely handy for you. In order to make use of these facilities, you can contact the International Office at Avans.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's an amazing and intense place to be. The teachers are there with you every step along the way. I might struggle at times, but I'm sure that I will come out the other end stronger and soon to be a star!

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Teachers are extremely motivated to help their students and also give a lot of room for willing students to grow. This also means allowing to sometimes score higher than the highest possible grade (but only on paper) for displaying extraordinary performance during courses. All of the teachers here are different but they have one thing in common. They're all extremely...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This study is perfect if you want to learn more about cultures and different people. IBMS teaches you as many other economical management studies how to become a manager but it differentiates itself by the diversity of students from all over the world with all different backgrounds. This is one of the most important lessons that I have learned through out the past years.