Expanding your boundaries is what it is all about, that's what we believe. The world is at your feet and you can accomplish anything. We continuously challenge our students, staff, and partners to discover and develop their talents. It is the road that leads to innovation by collaborating with the professional field and the immediate environment.

All of the study programmes at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). This way, you are ensured to receive a high-quality education, which meets the international education standards.

We are a multi-campus university of applied sciences, with Dutch roots but with a strong international focus. That is why we have international branch campuses in Bali, Qatar, South Africa, and Thailand, as part of our 'Grand Tour'. We strive to find new ways to integrate education, research, and the latest developments in the professional world. Our students, lecturers, and researchers work together in small teams on real-life cases. They test their innovative ideas in practice. Our courses incorporate trends and developments in all industries and at a national as well as an international level.

The future calls for enterprising and resourceful professionals. Professionals who know how to translate their knowledge into innovative solutions. They will have the vision and courage they need to look beyond their own professional field.



Double degree in our master study programmes

After successfully completing a master, you will receive a Double Degree: a British Masters of Arts Degree and a Dutch Masters Degree.
The master programmes are accredited by both the Dutch government and the London Metropolitan University.

Educational concept: Design-Based Education

With Design-Based Education (DBE) turns ideas into practical solutions. In small, inter-disciplinary teams, students work on assignments from actual clients. This is the best way to prepare for your future field. This way of working places a strong focus on the personal development of our students; they are responsible for their own learning path. Our new educational concept will be used in 32 of our courses, from September 2018 onwards. It will also be implemented in the remaining study programmes in the years to come.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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BBA

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Business Administration is a 4-year bachelor programme created for natural leaders. Learn how to keep a company running smoothly, how businesses function, and how to impr ... [+]

This course prepares you for a senior management position. After graduation, you will be able to identify problems quickly and enjoy solving them effectively. It is an ideal all-round management programme focused on a company's internal organisation. By learning a broad skillset, you will be a valuable addition to any organisation.

This means that your career is not limited to one specific industry: you are competent across industries, enabling you to pursue careers across the board. ICT, for example, or purchasing, finance, facilities management, or administration.

If you are internationally oriented, you will enjoy our multi-campus concept. Called the 'Grand Tour', you can do part of this programme at one of the NHL Stenden campuses in South Africa, Bali, Thailand, or Qatar. In addition, our strong ties to the field allow you to gain real-life experience.... [-]

Netherlands Leeuwarden
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Do you want to know what makes people tick? Marketing Management is for enterprising people who have a good head for business, who are analytical when necessary and creat ... [+]

This 4-year bachelor programme is all about the intricacies of consumer behaviour and using new, digital trends to your benefit. A marketing manager knows how to work in campaigns and project teams. After graduating, you will be a highly skilled marketing professional, ready to use the latest marketing trends to your advantage.

During your studies, you will learn all things marketing. Using both online and offline channels of communication, you will learn how to introduce new products and services to the market and how to strengthen the market position of existing ones.

A bachelor’s in Marketing Management will allow you to become a marketing consultant, advisor, or strategist. This enables you to work at a variety of companies, including non-profits. But, if you are the independent type, you could also establish your own business as an independent consultant.... [-]

Netherlands Emmen
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Bachelor

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You are curious, communicative, and interested in all kinds of media, from movies to magazines, from TV series to YouTube videos. In addition, you are interested in earni ... [+]

During this course, you will learn how to produce and publish media successfully. Besides learning the ins and outs of the industry, you also get to know the innermost circle of the media industry. Do an internship at prestigious companies like Disney, Nintendo, or even your own company. Do you have international ambitions? Choose to spend part of your studies at one of our other campuses in Bali, Qatar, South Africa, or Thailand.

The programme will open up a world of career opportunities for you: from managing a creative team, to assisting the production of a TV show. In this rapidly growing and ever-changing sector, there is always a need for dynamic and highly skilled professionals.... [-]

Netherlands Leeuwarden
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3 - 4 years
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Work in a challenging and exciting field, while learning all things information and communication technology; from learning computer programming languages using the lates ... [+]

You get to make use of the latest technology, including a Microsoft Surface Hub, Virtual Reality equipment, robots and 3D printers, all readily available at the Internet of Things Lab. One of this course's unique features is the Minor Certified Ethical Hacking, which is the only one of its kind in Europe.

The curriculum is based on our Design Based Education principles. This means you will work on practical assignments in small groups and can pursue your own interests while working on real-life cases. We are well-connected with many professional companies where students can do their internships, such as Microsoft, Google, IBM, ING Group and ABN AMRO.

This course opens up a world of opportunities. Information Technology graduates get to choose where they want to work. Thanks to the increasing importance of automation and digitisation, you will be able to pursue your field of interest, be it as a software engineer, developer, IT consultant, or a Certified Ethical Hacker.... [-]

Netherlands Emmen
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If you want to make a difference in international trade, sharpen your intercultural skills, and contribute to the international goals of organisations, this bachelor prog ... [+]

As an International Business graduate, the door to the global job market is wide open. Depending on your specialisation, your job title will be, for example, international marketing manager, account manager, export manager, corporate communications manager, branch manager, or product manager. Depending on your preference, you could work for a commercial major player or a small not-for-profit organisation. You will get to choose between all kinds of organisations, and where you will bridge the gap between cultures and across countries and languages.

The curriculum is based on our Design Based Education principles. This means you get to pursue your own interests in the field of international business while working on real-life cases. It also means you get to work in small study groups, ensuring you will receive personal attention and coaching.... [-]

Netherlands Leeuwarden Emmen
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4 years
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Get ready for one of the most international fields in a course that reflects the real world. Emphatic people with a service-minded attitude are sure to thrive in this exc ... [+]

Get ready for one of the most international fields in a course that reflects the real world. Emphatic people with a service-minded attitude are sure to thrive in this exciting and dynamic environment. NHL Stenden's Hotel Management School is one of Europe's largest and it lets you meet people from all over the world. Explore a world of opportunities while gaining practical work experience at the 4-star Stenden Hotel in Leeuwarden, up to management level. Choose your own path by specialising in areas such as Event Management, Cruise Management, Gastronomy, Food and Beverage Management, or Advanced Wine Studies. If you are internationally orientated, you will enjoy our multi-campus concept, ca... [-]
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3 - 4 years
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International Logistics Management is all about the flow of goods, speed, and efficiency. It is the perfect bachelor programme for anyone who has excellent problem-solvin ... [+]

In this 4-year programme, you will learn about production, the flow of goods, planning and scheduling, and storage and transport. This skillset is highly valuable to organisations, as is shown by your internship opportunities alone. Companies such as Volkswagen Emden, IKEA and international logistics companies are happy to take on International Logistics Management students from NHL Stenden.

As a graduate of this course, you will have excellent career prospects, allowing you to work for large international corporates, but also governments and non-profits.

A logistics manager makes sure that key business processes, such as storage, transport, or planning run smoothly. On the job, you will enjoy a high level of responsibility, and no working day will ever be the same. Careers that are open to you after graduation include Logistics Manager, Planner/Scheduler, or Purchase Manager.... [-]

Netherlands Emmen
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If you enjoy working with children and you are looking forward to doing so in an international setting, then this course is the perfect first step towards an exciting car ... [+]

If you enjoy working with children and you are looking forward to doing so in an international setting, then this course is the perfect first step towards an exciting career! Especially in these times, because the demand for primary teachers at international schools is high and once you have completed your studies, you will be ready to teach at international schools around the world. During your studies, you will learn what it means to be a teacher by gaining extensive teaching experience in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond. The practical and personal approach of this course enables you to become a highly skilled and fully qualified primary school teacher at international schools. Jobs in ... [-]
Netherlands Meppel
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Do you have what it takes to teach the future bright minds of our world? Teaching at international secondary schools may just be the right choice for you. Prepare for a t ... [+]

Do you have what it takes to teach the future bright minds of our world? Teaching at international secondary schools may just be the right choice for you. Prepare for a truly meaningful job in this programme aimed fully at international education in the age group between 11 and 16.

Over the course of four years, you become a qualified and world-wise teacher who can teach at a wide range of international secondary schools. Job prospects are great, as this field is still rapidly growing. And you will have plenty of experience before that, as you practice teaching during your studies at international schools in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond. ... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
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If you want to be running Disneyland instead of visiting it, the Leisure & Events Management programme is your kind of bachelor's programme. Students that will thrive ... [+]

In this industry, no day is ever the same. You will be responsible for all kinds of tasks, from coordinating events to booking concerts for a large pop music venue, all while communicating at all levels of the organisation. After graduating, you have earned a ticket to management, policy-making or consultancy in the world of sports, media, recreation, and arts and culture.

In addition to great career opportunities, you may also specialise by pursuing a master's degree in International Leisure, Tourism & Events Management. To ensure high-quality education, we have three professorships of applied sciences that are connected to this course, providing the latest research and data to our students.... [-]

Netherlands Leeuwarden
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If you are creative and communicative and you love foreign cultures and (sustainable) international travel, this Tourism Management course at NHL Stenden may be exactly w ... [+]

If you are creative and communicative andyou love foreign cultures and (sustainable) international travel, this Tourism Management course at NHL Stendenmay be exactly what you need.

Here, at Netherlands' number one Tourism programme (KeuzegidsHogeronderwijs 2018), you will gain plenty of international experience. The course also has a strong focus on sustainable tourism. You will learn about the impact of tourism on the culture, environment, and economic needs. You will operate at the tourist frontier, specialising in travel products and services across the globe. This way, you work on the future of tourism, while at the same time earning a worldwide-recognised bachelor's degree. ... [-]

Netherlands Leeuwarden
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3 - 4 years
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About Leeuwarden

Design Based Education

Location address
Stenden Leeuwarden
Rengerslaan 8

Leeuwarden, Friesland, 8917 DD NL
Location address
Stenden Groningen (Dutch programs)
Phebensstraat 1

Groningen, Groningen, 9711 BL NL
Location address
Stenden Emmen
Van Schaikweg 94

Emmen, Drenthe, 7811 KL NL
Location address
Stenden Meppel (PABO-course, in English)
Van der Duyn van Maasdamstraat 1

Meppel, Drenthe, 7942 AT NL
Location address
Stenden Assen (Dutch programs)
Zeemanstraat 1

Assen, Drenthe, 9406 BZ NL