Stenden University of Applied Sciences

“Our goal is to prepare effective international managers for leadership responsibilities in a complex multicultural world and a fast changing marketplace.”

As a student, you naturally want to secure your future and be able to function well in a rapidly changing world, both professionally and personally. Stenden is positioned right in the heart of Europe with a presence on two other continents, and we are open to the whole world. There are currently almost 11.000 students of 85 different nationalities studying at Stenden. An international environment broadens your horizons and helps you to get to know other cultures. This is indispensable for your future high-level career.

“At Stenden, you will find the right conditions to develop yourself fully, equipping you to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world. “ – Klaas-Wybo van der Hoek, Stenden Executive Board.

Why Stenden?

The higher education system in the Netherlands is renowned worldwide for its high quality. Stenden University of Applied Sciences offers excellent, practice-based study programmes, a truly international orientation.

There we offer a wide range of English-taught international certificate, bachelor and master programmes and specialisations. Universities flexible fast track and short-track options allow students to plan a programme that suits their previous education and experience.
It’s your future Stenden University’s goal is to prepare effective international managers for leadership responsibilities in a complex multicultural world and a rapidly changing marketplace. Everyone at the University wants to be sure you are ready to enter the world of work immediately after graduation. So the Stended University teaches you to work in teams but also to take initiative yourself through Problem Based Learning.

You will be given the opportunity to work in Universities acclaimed Learning Companies – true-to-life businesses where you accumulate valuable and relevant work experience while studying. You are encouraged to study abroad on Universities Grand Tour or an exchange programme in your second or third year minor semester. And in your final year Stenden University will  help you find an internship place – which could also be abroad – to complete your all-round education. All in all, you will be given the best possible preparation for your professional career, wherever in the world you choose to pursue it.

The Learning Companies –theory meets practice

The in-house Learning Companies are professional training enterprises for particular Stenden study programmes. Here, students not only receive regular tuition, they also benefit from training in real organisations, working on real assignments from external customers and gaining enormous professional experience.

Industrial placement abroad

Enhance your international education and work experience with an industrial placement at one of the companies we have links with around the world – such as Unilever, ABN Amro, IKEA, KLM, Rabobank, Golden Tulip and Hilton Hotels.

Exchange semester abroad

Expand your international education by taking an exchange semester abroad at one of partner universities in countries like the US, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, the UK, France, China, Hong Kong and many others. Stenden University of Applied Sciences is an international education facility with campuses in Leeuwarden, Emmen, Groningen, Meppel, Assen, Doha (Qatar), Bangkok (Thailand), Port Alfred (South Africa) and Kuta Utara (Bali). Stenden University has over 50 partner institutions.

Exellent Facilities and Services 

University focus on providing particular support for international students. You will be assigned a personal coach on you first day who will guide you throughout the duration of your study programme.

Stenden offers many services to its students :

› International student suppor
› House for international students
› Stenden Student Lounge
› University canteens
› Grand cafe
› Hairdresser
› Randstad job agency
› Computing, library and media services
› Conference centre
› Meeting centre and chapel

Programme (duration, location)

Applied Business Administration (4 years, Leeuwarden)
International Business and Languages (4 years, Emmen)
International Business and Management Studies (4 years, Leeuwarden)
Media and Entertainment Management (4 years, Leeuwarden)
International Hotel Management (4 years, Leeuwarden)
International Information and Communication Management (4 years, Emmen)
International Logistics Management (4 years, Emmen)
International Tourism Management (4 years, Leeuwarden)
Leisure Management (4 years, Leeuwarden)
Small Business and Retail management (2 years, Leeuwarden)

International Leisure and Tourism Studies (1 year, Leeuwarden)
International Service Management (1 year, Leeuwarden)
International Events Management (1 year, Leeuwarden, London UK)

English Language Course (18 weeks, Leeuwarden, Emmen)
English Language Course (36 weeks, Leeuwarden, Emmen)

Tuition Fees
This amount is set annually by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Ministerie van OCW).
For 2016/2017 the figure was €1,984. (EU Students)