Stenden University of Applied Sciences and NHL University of Applied Sciences are joining forces. Are you interested in one of our courses? You are now able to find all of our courses on the new website www.nhlstenden.com.

Stenden University of Applied Sciences is merging with NHL University of Applied Sciences. Visit nhlstenden.com/en.

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Why Stenden

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Are you considering pursuing a course of study in the Netherlands? If so, Stenden University of Applied Sciences should be right at the top of your list. We are an internationally recognised institution that awards accredited degrees. We have already successfully educated thousands of international students through one of our English-language bachelor’s and master’s programmes in a variety of subject areas. These range from Hotel Management to Media and Entertainment Management to Equine Marketing.

Internationally accredited degrees

All bachelor’s and master’s degrees conferred by Stenden are accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders, an independent, Netherlands-based accreditation organisation. Your degree will be recognised all over the world.

Excellent career prospects worldwide

As a graduate of Stenden, you will be prepared for a career anywhere. Our graduates have embarked on successful careers at major multinational companies. Many employers recognise the valuable combination of practical skills and experience Stenden graduates bring to the table. 

Our graduates have found employment at many renowned companies around the world, including:

  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Booking.com
  • Volkswagen
  • Nike
  • AirBerlin
  • Delta Lloyd
    • Sony Music Entertainment
    • Marriott Hotels & Resorts
    • Holland America Line
    • G Adventures
    • ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
    • Thomas Cook

    Practical learning

    At Stenden, we highlight the importance of practical experience – which all our students acquire during their studies. We also facilitate students in gaining exposure to the industry. All our programmes are reviewed and improved on an ongoing basis by a panel of industry experts. Students learn to work in small groups and develop valuable personal and professional skills (known as “21st-century skills”). All our 3-year and 4-year undergraduate degree programmes include internships.

    Many employers highly value Stenden’s education style, which prepares graduates with up-to-date theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience.

    All our bachelor’s programmes contain one or more of the following practical components:

    International environment

    One of the most international universities in the Netherlands, Stenden has a strong and varied student body, with a total of 25% international students, more than 90 nationalities, and 4 international branches located in South Africa, Qatar, Thailand and Indonesia.

    Stenden encourages you to spend part of your studies (including your internship) in different parts of the world and be exposed to different cultures and working environments. Stenden currently offers the following options:

    Stenden University of Applied Sciences and NHL University of Applied Sciences are merging. Would you like to start your studies in February? Then continue your application process on stenden.com/en

    Would you like to start your studies in September 2018? Then continue your application process on the new website nhlstenden.com/en. The application process will be open starting 1 November 2017.