Why Groningen?

Your pathway to Hanze University of Applied Sciences 

The Holland International Study Centre Groningen is based on campus with Hanze University of Applied Sciences. you will be part of a student-friendly city and can enjoy studying in Groningen for your foundation, undergraduate degree and beyond.

Practical and career-focused

Following successful completion of your programme at the Holland International Study Centre Groningen, you can progress to Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS). As a university of applied sciences, Hanze offers a different style of teaching, with greater focus on practical experience and career preparation. Find out more about the Dutch education system and the difference between research universities and universities of applied sciences in Holland.

About Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS) offers a theoretical, practical and career-focused education to prepare you for today’s global employment market.

  • Practical assignments and work placements support your learning
  • Largest university of applied sciences in the northern part of Holland
  • Global top 25 for applied research and spin-offs U-Multirank 2016

Find out more about our partner universities.

Growing talent 

Groningen, City of Talent, is a national campaign to promote learning and entrepreneurship in the city. The University of Groningen, the municipality of Groningen, the UMCG (University Medical Center Groningen) and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen are working together to strengthen knowledge and economic growth in the city, focusing on energy and healthy ageing. 

University preparation in Groningen

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Students during a class at Holland International Study Centre

Find out more about programmes taught at the Holland International Study Centre Groningen.

Tatiana from Venezuela

Holland International Study Centre student Tatiana

I chose Groningen for a good education, it was affordable and it was in English. I don’t think the universities in Holland are very expensive.


Tatiana from Venezuela studied International Foundation Year - Science and Engineering
Now studying Physics