HZ University of Applied Sciences

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HZ University of Applied Sciences
Hogeschool Zeeland.PNG
Type Public University of Applied Sciences
Established 1987
Administrative staff
Students 4,500
Location Vlissingen, Netherlands
Website http://hz.nl/en

The HZ University of Applied Sciences (Dutch: Hogeschool Zeeland - HZ) is a vocational university in the Dutch province of Zeeland and has buildings in Vlissingen and Terneuzen. It has been the only university in Zeeland for a long time. HZ University of Applied Sciences is declared by an independent research from the Keuzegids HBO as the second best major University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands in 2011, 2012 and 2013. 15 of the 23 Bachelor’s programmes are in the top 3 'Best of the Netherlands'.[1][2]


HZ University of Applied Sciences has ranked in the top three multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences for five years in a row: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and again in 2015 we are considered the third best institute for higher professional education in the Netherlands. Eight of our degree programmes are in first place and 14 Bachelor’s programmes are listed in the top 3 of our country.

Keuzegids rankings The Keuzegids is the only independent guide, published yearly by the Centrum Hoger Onderwijs Informatie (Higher Education Information Centre). One of the five published reports, ‘HBO full-time studies’ (HBO Voltijd), critically assesses and compares the quality of study programmes of higher professional universities in the Netherlands. Results take into account the perspectives of both students and the universities themselves. Rankings are generally based on data about the programme’s success rates, expert opinions from the accreditation of programmes, and student opinions taken from the results of the NSE.

Since 2011 HZ has constantly been in the top three of Dutch universities of applied sciences, with generally some 8 of its Bachelor’s programmes on No 1 and some 15 to 18 of its 23 Bachelor’s programmes in the top 3. Also all our English language programmes get the highest scores, namely International Business Management Studies, International Business & Languages, Logistics Management, Chemistry, Water Management, Civil Engineering, International Maintenance Management, Delta Management and Vitality & Tourism Management. For an overview of the past five years see the individual years.


The HZ has several Academies. Each Academy has its own study programmes.

  • Academy for Economics and Management
Business Economics
Commercial Economics
International Business and Management studies -
Business Administration
Human Resources Management
  • Academy for Education and Pedagogy
Elementary school teacher
  • Academy for Technology and Innovation
Computer Studies
Chemistry -
Engineering, Design and Innovation
  • Academy for Care and Welfare
Social Work and Services
  • Delta Academy
Aquatic Ecotechnology
Civil Engineering -
Delta Management -
Energy- and Process Engineering
Logistics Management -
International Maintenance Management -
Maritime Officer
  • Scaldis Academy
Sports and Physical Education
International Business and Languages -
Vitality and Tourism Management -

Note: Only the study programmes with a "-" behind it are available for non-Dutch students.


The HZ organizes various sports for members of HZ Sport. It costs 40 euros to become a member of HZ Sport for a year. The organized sports are futsal, sailing, hockey, rugby and more.


The tuition fees (2013/2014) are fixed at 1835 euros per year for EU students, and 7950 euros for non-EU students. A pre-course English (for those whose English level is not equivalent to an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0) costs 2850 euros per semester + 850 euros registration fees.
Costs of living per year: €10,000- for degree students. Costs of living per semester: €4,200 for exchange students.[3]


  1. ^ http://hz.nl/en/abouthz/Pages/Ranking.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.nu.nl/binnenland/2939987/avans-opnieuw-beste-hogeschool.html
  3. ^ http://hz.nl/en/practical%20matters/Pages/Fees-and-finance.aspx

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