Why Stenden?

The higher education system in the Netherlands is renowned worldwide for its high quality. NHL 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. Our flexible fast track and short-track options allow students to plan a programme that suits their previous education and experience.

It’s your future Our goal is to prepare effective international managers for leadership responsibilities in a complex multicultural world and a rapidly changing marketplace. We want to be sure you are ready to enter the world of work immediately after graduation. So we teach you to work in teams but also to take initiative yourself through Problem Based Learning.

We give you the opportunity to work in our acclaimed Learning Companies – true-to-life businesses where you accumulate valuable and relevant work experience while studying. We encourage you to study abroad on our Grand Tour or an exchange programme in your second or third year minor semester. And in your final year we help you find an internship place – which could also be abroad – to complete your all-round education. All in all, we give you 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 our partner universities in countries like the US, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, the UK, France, China, Hong Kong and many others. We have over 50 partner institutions including.

NHL 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) Dynamic students’ towns in the Netherlands!

Leeuwarden. history and culture Leeuwarden, the historic capital of Friesland, has 95,000 inhabitants – of which no fewer than 20,000 are students! Perhaps inevitably, the character of the city is charming, lively and yet laid-back. The centre is packed with theatres, movie houses, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. Fast train services link Leeuwarden with Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport and the rest of Europe

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)


International Applied Business Administration (4 years, Leeuwarden)

International Business and Languages (4 years, Emmen)

International Business and Management Studies (4 years, Leeuwarden)

Creative Business, Media 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)

For 2019/2020 the figure is €2,080


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

Statutory tuition fees
This amount is set annually by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Ministerie van OCW).