At Avans University of Applied Sciences you’ll get a head start on your professional future from the first day of your bachelor’s degree. All our international programmes are with great prospects on the international job market.

From our campuses to our lecturers, there are loads of reasons to choose Avans:

  • Top education: Avans has been ranked the top large university of applied sciences in the Netherlands by leading higher education guide Keuzegids Hbo. Avans has been placed at the top of this ranking for 8 consecutive years.  
  • Excellent career opportunities: According to the most recent records, about 92% of Avans alumni found their first job within 3 months after graduating (Source: HBO Monitor 2020). Avans graduates have an excellent reputation and often have a head start in their industry. They work in highly qualified positions all over the world in renown organizations such as the UN, ABN-AMRO, Mercedes Benz, Adidas, O’Neill, etc. 
  • Personal approach: all students at Avans have a mentor during their studies. These mentors provide students with appropriate and tailored study and career guidance, focusing on development of personal skills and professional competences. 
  • Sustainability: Sustainable ideas and practices at Avans have been integrated into the teaching of all study programmes, as a course and as a mindset taught to all students. Avans is the first university of applied sciences with at least an AISHE two-star sustainability quality mark for all degree programmes. 
  • Practice-based research: With 6 centres of expertise and over 20 research groups, we drive innovation in professional practice through our research projects. Our Centre of Expertise for the Biobased Economy, for example, runs a programme that enables students to do a placement or graduation project at one of our partner universities in Brazil. Other students may be involved in research projects carried out by the centre and affiliated companies, working on topics such as reuse of waste streams and bio-based energy.

So join Avans and get ready to unlock your potential!


Avans University of Applied Sciences offers the following four year, English-taught Bachelor’s programs.

* Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology can be completed in 3 years with eligibility assessment

Admissions Requirements

  • Secondary education diploma (Dutch VWO, HAVO, MBO 4 level equivalent)
  • English language requirements (IELTS 6.0 overall, TOEFL 80, or equivalent)
  • If you want to major in Environmental Sciences, you have to have Mathematics and Chemistry as subjects in your high school study. Biology is a pro
  • If you want to study Industrial Engineering & Management, you should have Mathematics and Physics as subjects in your high school study
  • If you want to study Business/Finance, you should have one of the three subjects (Mathematics, Finance, Economics) in your high school study

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📖 You can be exempt from the English language proficiency test if you will be graduating with a certain kind of diploma or if you have completed a diploma that was taught entirely in English. CLICK HERE to see more details.

Application Deadlines

  • EU students: August 1, 2022
  • Non-EU students: June 1, 2022

June 1 and August 1 are advised deadlines. When you meet them you give Avans enough time to process your application and, if applicable, apply for a visa. The formal deadline for students with a non-Dutch diploma is August 31. Applicants with a Dutch diploma must have applied by the 1st of May.

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How to apply

Application process can be found HERE

Tuition Fees

  • EU-students: 1,084 Euro / year
  • Non-EU students: 7,212 Euro / year

NOTE: The tuition fees above are for 2021-2022. The fees for 2022-23 are subject to change (about 6% increase)


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