NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

University of Applied Sciences



NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (UAS), with campus sites in Leeuwarden, Emmen and Groningen, has nearly 10,000 students. Both local and international students from over 60 different nationalities are currently studying at Stenden. From 2018, Stenden University UAS and NHL UAS merged

With campuses also in Doha (Qatar), Bangkok (Thailand), Bali (Indonesia) and Port Alfred (South Africa), students at Stenden can enjoy a global learning experience. If you want to, you can even get different international experience by taking an exchange or internship abroad. In addition, we offer the Grand Tour, a round trip to study a semester at one of our international campus sites.

The university uses Problem Based Learning (PBL) as a teaching method.PBL is an active and independent way of studying. A group of maximum 12 students meets twice a week. One of the key components of PBL is group analysis of case studies.

This multi-campus university of applied sciences is firmly rooted in the northern part of the Netherlands , while at the same time maintaining a strong international focus. At all of its locations, it is always looking for new ways to successfully integrate education, research and the latest developments in the professional world. Students, lecturers and researchers work together in small teams on real-life assignments and share their innovative ideas in practice. Its courses incorporate all the latest trends and developments in the relevant sectors and industries, both at a national as well as an international level.

Courses offered through English


Stenden University of Applied Sciences has reserved rooms with a local housing agency especially for their international students.

Rent is from €250 to €350 per month


"We have worked with Stenden University for the past 12 months and currently have 4 students employed at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Two students who completed a 10 month internship this year were offered permanent positions in our Commercial team and we have two further students currently on their internship. Both the students who have been taken on permanently have proved to be outstanding team members. I would highly recommend the University as obviously they are teaching the correct skills given the high calibre of candidate they turn out"

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