At NHL Stenden, you work on real assignments from the business world. It means you get to develop and test your ideas so that you develop solutions that can actually be applied. You’ll often learn the theory you need as you progress through the assignment, on a kind of need-to-know basis. By putting the theory and your instinct into practice, it becomes knowledge, knowledge that you retain and can apply in different situations. As you work on the assignments in groups, you also get to develop your team and leadership skills while guidance from your personal study coach will keep you on track so you are prepared for your future. 

  • Work in small, interdisciplinary groups on assignments from real clients  

  • Benefit from sustainable learning where insights become knowledge 

  • Use Design-Based Education (DBE) to develop and refine ideas to create workable solutions  

  • Put theory you learn into practice in our Learning Companies (the learning company you work in depends on the degree you do) 

  • Use university facilities to explore your own interests, including the Media Lab, free audio-visual equipment rental, full library facilities, and green screen recording studios

  • Draw on networking opportunities, from company visits to field trips to internships  


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Our learning companies

Put theory you learn into practice in our Learning Companies depending on the degree you do. For instance, Hotel Management School Leeuwarden students work in Notiz Hotel, Wannee Restaurant  or in one of our eateries. Creative Business students work on and students from the field of communication, media and design get to work at the Media Innovation Campus (MICA). 

Eva, Creative Business student

Working in the production studio just felt so right

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Endless international opportunities

In an international community in the Netherlands and with opportunities throughout your studies to work, study and travel to other countries.

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Your home away from home

Be yourself in a community where you are known by your name – and call lecturers by their name.

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Explore beyond your studies

Discover where your interests and talents lie with opportunities that take you beyond your direct field of study.

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A head start on your career

Gain experience through real-life projects and in-company internships to better understand your field and develop your work mindset.

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