Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the larger higher education institutions in the Netherlands, with around 24,000 students currently studying in one of four locations. Saxion is located in the east of the Netherlands with campuses in the three cities of Apeldoorn, Deventer, and Enschede. The institution can trace its roots back to 1875 in this area of the country.


Saxion University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor's and Master's programmes in various fields of study, such as Business, Law, Hospitality, Engineering, Gaming, Arts, Health Care, and Life Sciences.

The programmes at Saxion are focused on an international mindset and highlight a European and global perspective. Practical skills and best practices are taught, preparing students to thrive in their profession as soon as they’ve graduated.


Understanding that making the move to the Netherlands is a big step for an international student, Saxion has a network of host families ready to help, as well as a buddy programme in place which provides new students with the chance to meet current students that will help them get around and make the transition easier.

If you would like to stay in the Netherlands after graduating, Saxion offers you an excellent opportunity to expand your work experience and professional skills and to broaden your chances on the Dutch and international job market through the Saxion Connect International Traineeship Programme.