Avans University of Applied Sciences
|Established||January 1, 2004|
|Type||Public University of Applied Sciences|
Avans University of Applied Sciences (Dutch: Avans Hogeschool) is a high-ranked Dutch vocational university. It is located in three cities: Breda, 's-Hertogenbosch, and Tilburg. The school has 29,000 students studying 40 courses in 18 institutes. There are 2,300 employees.
Avans University of Applied Sciences itself was founded on January 1, 2004, as a union of Hogeschool 's-Hertogenbosch and Hogeschool Brabant in Tilburg, Breda, and Etten-Leur. Hogeschool Brabant itself was a union from 1988 of Hogeschool West-Brabant (Etten-Leur and Breda) and Hogeschool Midden-Brabant (Tilburg). The oldest branch of Avans University of Applied Sciences is the Kunstacademie in 's-Hertogenbosch, which was founded on October 1, 1812.
Avans University of Applied Sciences is declared by an independent research from the Keuzegids HBO as the best major University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Is considered one of the best universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands.
‘Pearl of the South’ - Breda is home to a large number of students, so it is no surprise that it is full of great bars, restaurants and sports clubs. The city also hosts many festivals and events, such as the Fiesta Mexicana and carnival. Breda is fantastic all year round for shopping, relaxing in the municipal parks and hiking in the surrounding countryside, or taking a lovely stroll through the historic city centre. The bustling and vibrant character of this city is what makes Breda so attractive to students. What’s more, it takes less than 45 minutes to travel from Breda to the dynamic city of Antwerp in Belgium.
Great for students! - The people who live in ’s-Hertogenbosch are very proud of their city. Anyone just arriving in the city to live or study will immediately be struck by the welcoming atmosphere that reigns here: you will feel right at home. Even if you have nothing special planned, you can always find something entertaining to do in ’s-Hertogenbosch. Take a stroll through the historic city centre, visit St. John’s Cathedral or enjoy some fresh air at the nearby nature reserve "De BosscheBroek". ’s-Hertogenbosch is also fantastic for eating out at one of the numerous restaurants and bars that serve food. Several times a year the city erupts with carnival, the Jazz in Duketown Festival and Theatre Festival Boulevard. Anyone wanting to go out, take in some culture and catch a film should definitely head over to the "VerkadeFabriek". And why not spend an evening out at the "W2 Concertzaal"?
A vibrant student city - Tilburg is a great city in which to spend your student life, enjoy a night out and sample the local culture. There are many bars, restaurants and buzzing cafés, plenty of theatres and music venues, such as the famous music stage "013" and the annual Mundial Festival, and, last but not least, the largest fair in the Netherlands.
- Bachelor's (4 years) 
- Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology, in Breda
- Industrial Engineering and Management, in Breda
- International Business and Languages, in 's-Hertogenbosch
- International Business and Management Studies, in Breda
- International Financial Management, in Breda
- Master's 
- Master of Animation, in Breda
- Master of Fine Art, in Breda
- Master of Graphic Design, in Breda
- Master of Photography, in Breda
And has plenty of other courses (exchange) to offer, for example, courses like Biobased Energy, Environmental Geography, Global Business & Career, International Business, International Sales, etc.
- http://www.nu.nl/binnenland/2939987/avans-opnieuw-beste-hogeschool.html Avans opnieuw beste hogeschool], NU.nl, 23 Oktober 2012