Avans University of Applied Sciences

University of Applied Sciences




Avans University of Applied Sciences was founded in 2004 following a merger of Hogeschool Brabant and Hogeschool 's-Hertogenbosch. The university now boasts around 28,000 students.

The university is explicitly employment-focused. A key component of all programmes is that students work together with other students to solve various practice-based problems. This is a very dynamic and challenging learning process. Each student carries out two work placements at international companies around the world. Popular with students is Xplora: the university's vast multimedia library, database, meeting place, knowledge centre, social hub and assembly point.

In 2015, following a National Student Survey, Avans University of Applied Sciences was declared the best large University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands by the leading Dutch magazine Elsevier.

Courses offered through English


Avans University of Applied Sciences will help you find suitable accommodation. Like most Dutch universities, there is no campus at Avans University of Applied Sciences. You will therefore be living within the city of Breda, or Tilburg. Travelling from your room to Avans will take you 10 to 20 minutes. The apartments accommodate 2-3 students.

You should budget for about 350 per month