NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

By expanding your boundaries, there is no telling what you might accomplish. That is why we challenge our students, staff and partners every day to discover and develop their talents, as part of a journey that transcends the limits of their own professional field and immediate environment. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Our courses incorporate all the latest trends and developments in the relevant sectors and industries, both at a national as well as an international level.
  • That is the strength of NHL Stenden: in a rapidly changing world, our people make the impossible possible.
  • Our students, lecturers and researchers work together in small teams on real-life assignments and share their innovative ideas in practice.

About

Education

It happens, because we make it happen; that is what we believe. We strive to make the impossible possible by looking beyond the borders of our own professional fields. We encourage our students and staff every day to come up with innovative solutions to practical issues. We do this by collaborating with industry professionals. Students, lecturers, researchers, and industry professionals come together in workshops. This way, we prepare our students to become enterprising and resourceful professionals, who look beyond their own professional field with an interdisciplinary approach. 

Research

Research and education are intertwined at NHL Stenden. Our university of applied sciences has 44 professorships of applied sciences. These are divided among our three focus areas: Vital Regions, Smart Sustainable Industries, and Service Economy. Together with local and international partners, we build and expand our expertise by employing practice-based research. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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Services

Housing services

In the Netherlands, it is common for students to rent a room in a shared house or apartment with other students. There are also options to rent a one-bedroom or studio apartment. Student accommodation is usually provided by real estate agents or private landlords who advertise their rooms on different platforms.  

Library services

Renewing and reserving can be done at the counter or online, by logging into the catalogue with your cardnumber and password (first three letters from your last name).In our Libraries you can use various facilities such as computers, printers and smart boards. Scanning and copying is also possible. In addition, each Library has workplaces where you can study or work with your own laptop.

Medical services

The Dutch healthcare system is a universal, multi-payer system. This means healthcare is funded through a combination of public and private contributions.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
  • Emmen, the Netherlands
  • Meppel, the Netherlands
  • Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Terschelling, the Netherlands
  • Qatar
  • Bali
  • Thailand
  • South Africa

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've been studying IT at NHL Stenden for two years already, and of course there two sides of the medal. Good things about this university are it's really practical, so you'll have a lot of projects for your cv after even 1 year if you are willing to do your own projects it would also be possible because the university is kind of flexible in a lot of moments. A lot of...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Although NHLStenden University of Applied Sciences (in Emmen where I am studying) is a small place, you will never feel alone. The study programme which I am following is very good and it meets my expectations.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

If you are an independent person and serious about getting your degree you are at the right place at Stenden! I had the best time here and made a lot of international friends!

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