NHL Stenden

Why NHL Stenden

Are you considering studying in the Netherlands? If so, NHL 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 with our English-language bachelor and master programmes in a variety of subject areas. These range from International Hospitality Management to International Teacher Education for primary schools (ITEPS) to Information Technology.

About NHL Stenden

Internationally accredited degrees

All bachelor’s and master’s degrees conferred by NHL 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 NHL Stenden, you will be prepared for a career anywhere in the world. Our graduates have embarked on successful careers at major multinational companies. Many employers recognise the valuable combination of practical skills and experience NHL Stenden graduates bring to the table. 

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

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

Practical learning

Studying at NHL Stenden is an exciting new experience. You will be challenged to voice your opinion and take the initiative. You do this in a safe learning environment where respect for different views and backgrounds is a shared value. In small and personal groups of students, lecturers, and researchers, you will tackle real-life assignments from the actual field. Together you will test your ideas in practice, to make sure they work as expected. You will work on assignments from both local and international organisations – the best way to prepare for your future line of work. That is why many employers highly value NHL Stenden’s education style.

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

  • Project work in our own training companies including Broadcast Studio, Stenden Hotel and European Tourism Futures Institute (ETFI).
  • Integrated Internship at renowned companies.
  • Design Based Education: real-world assignments, which you do in collaboration with other students, instructors, researchers, and across different disciplines.

International environment

One of the most international educational institutes in the Netherlands, NHL Stenden has a strong and varied student body, with more than 80 nationalities, and 4 international branches located in South Africa, Qatar, Thailand and Indonesia.

NHL 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. NHL Stenden currently offers the following options:

  • Grand Tour: semester abroad at up to two of NHL Stenden’s overseas branches (Bali, Qatar, South Africa and Thailand).
  • Semester abroad: Study up to 6 months at one of our 125 partner institutions worldwide.
  • Internship abroad up to 10 months (sometimes paid).

Better together

After being friendly neighbours for many years, Stenden University of Applied Sciences and NHL University of Applied Sciences have merged. As of September 2018, we will present our joined selection of study programmes as NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences.

By combining our strengths, we are sure we can provide our students with the best possible education. Our brand-new organisation retains the rich history and experience of both institutions, dating back to the year 1845. This results in an internationally orientated institution, with strong ties to local communities and businesses.

The practical application of your own innovative solutions is at the core of the educational concept we wish to implement in all programmes. This way of working has been in the DNA of both institutions, so continuing down that path is an obvious choice.

If you enrol at NHL Stenden, you will join both Dutch and international students like yourself. It is a truly international experience. You will be prepared for a dynamic world, and ready to cross borders. We are looking forward to guiding you on your journey towards becoming a full-fledged professional.

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