Breda University of Applied Sciences is an international higher education institution with about 7,700 students from over 60 countries. It is situated in the south of the Netherlands, in the city of Breda, only 100 km from both Amsterdam and Brussels. Breda is a historical city with some 180,000 inhabitants. The University was founded in 1966 as an institute offering management programmes in tourism and leisure, and in this field it is the largest and leading education institution in the world. Today Breda offers professional and academic bachelor’s and master’s programmes in the disciplines of Games & Media, Hotel, Facility, Logistics, Built Environment and Tourism & Leisure.

Breda University is currently offering eight English taught bachelor programmes and five English taught master programmes. 

During your studies at Breda you will develop specialist knowledge,

problem-solving skills and a professional attitude. As a result, you will have

a distinct head start in the labor market and you will be able to start your first job as a qualified professional – either in the Netherlands or abroad.

Student Office can support you in a wide range of areas including application and admission, scholarships, incoming exchanges, housing

(only for international students), visa applications for non-EU students,

and practical information about your stay in the Netherlands.

Breda has no campus or student rooms of its own and, therefore, it will be your own responsibility to find accommodation in Breda. Rental prices for a student room in Breda vary from €300 to €500 per calendar month.

Breda University of Applied Sciences prepares for practical management-level positions in an international setting. Breda works together with many education institutions all over the world. As a result, there are many opportunities for intensive student and lecturer exchanges. Due in part to the joint research programmes, student conferences and summer courses, the international character of the programmes is strengthened. Furthermore, Breda encourages work placements abroad or at internationally oriented companies.

If you are from the EU/EEA (but not from Croatia) or from Switzerland, you are free to work without restrictions. EU students who work for a minimum of 56 hours per month can apply for a Dutch student grant


Professional Bachelor programme:

  1. Tourism

2.     Games

3.     Leisure & Events

4.     Hotel

5.     Media

6.     Logistics

7.     Built Environment

8.     Facility

Breda University of Applied University offer the following Master programmes:

1.    Games & Media

  •   Master in Game Technology

  •   Master in Imagineering (Executive Master offered)

  •   Master in Media Innovation (Executive Master offered)

2.    Tourism & Leisure

  •   Master in Tourism Destination Management

  •   Master of Science Leisure Studies