About Hanze Masters

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), is the largest university of applied sciences in the northern Netherlands. Moreover, we are the only large higher education institute in the country with an art academy and a conservatoire. But why would you choose to do a master’s programme in the Netherlands, at Hanze UAS?

The Netherlands – Top education destination
As Hanze UAS is located in the Netherlands, by choosing us you will be studying in a country known for high quality education and research, as well as a highly international study environment. This is why you should get excited:

  • Value for money – Dutch higher education is well-recognised and often English-taught, while tuition fees and cost of living is lower than in e.g. English-speaking countries.
  • Safe and happy – It could be due to the canals, the abundance of beautiful architecture, or maybe even all those bicycles, but the Netherlands is ranked as one of the safest and happiest countries in the world, making it a secure and fun study destination for you.
  • Gateway to Europe – Ready to explore cultural hubs such as Berlin, Paris and London? Good news: they are right around the corner. Do you have professional ambitions in Europe? The Netherlands´ prominent economic position within the EU will surely open doors for you.
  • English Proficiency – The Netherlands is ranked first in the world for speaking English as a second language (EF English Proficiency Index, 2017).

What is a professional master?
A professional master is a master offered by a university of applied science. It may be either a generalization or specialization of a discipline related to a bachelor´s programme. The programmes have a clear orientation for professions by combining a thorough theoretical foundation with applied research. Professional masters aim to educate students in crossing disciplines and becoming qualified professionals that can really add value to businesses and organizations. Graduates from a professional master’s programme are awarded internationally recognized degrees such as MA, MBA or MSc.

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Why choose a Hanze Master?
Choosing to pursue a master’s at Hanze UAS offers the following benefits:

  • Practice-oriented and close cooperation with the industry
  • Integration of applied research
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Leads to an internationally recognised master’s degree
  • Excellent (international) career prospects
  • Experiencing life in the diverse, student-centric community of Groningen (“Best Student City of the Netherlands 2016”)

Would you like to know more about master’s programmes in general? Request a consultation about Hanze Masters!