Saxion university of appiled sciences


Saxion University is registered as a public funded university of applied sciences. Although Saxion University of Applied Sciences was set up in its present form just over ten years ago, when the Hogeschool Enschede and Hogeschool IJselland merged in 1998, Saxion’s roots can be traced back to 1875.

Key Facts & Figures:

  • It provides more than 100 courses in a wide variety of study fields, such as finance, law, engineering, hospitality, business, IT, broadcasting and digital media.
  • With over 27,000 students, it is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands. Saxion offers bachelor & master education and research focused on Living Technology.
  • Saxion attracts students from all corners of the globe: Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Sudan, Taiwan, Uganda, Vietnam etc.
  • Enschede, Deventer & Appeldorm Campuses

Enschede is the first real ‘City campus’ in Holland.
It’s a modern building, having classrooms and special informal study group- and individual working spaces – called ‘study landscape’.

The City campus is situated in a quiet green part of the town, next to the city park and only a few minutes walking away from bus and train station and the lovely town centre.

In addition to the main campus, a completely new 7-storey building was built, housing the School of Creative Technology.

The Saxion campus in Deventer is situated within walking distance from the railway station. The striking architecture, designed by the Dutch architect Paul Dirks and the special location, a few minutes from the old town, the town centre and the arts centre, are all ingredients that make this an exceptional learning environment. Over the last couple of years this campus has been extended with a new central hall and more classrooms.

Apeldoorn houses Saxion’s smallest campus. This new, characteristic building is used by Hospitality Business School to teach our Hotel Management programmes.


The Netherlands, also known informally as Holland, is a densely populated country in Western Europe, also incorporating three island territories in the Caribbean. ‘Netherlands” literally means “lower countries”, influenced by its low land and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level. The Netherlands is a founding member of the EU, Eurozone, G-10, NATO, OECD and WTO; as well as being a part of the Schengen Area and the trilateral Benelux Union. The Netherlands has a market-based mixed economy, ranking 17th of 177 countries
according to the Index of Economic Freedom. In 2017, the United Nations World Happiness Report ranked the Netherlands as the sixth-happiest country in the world, reflecting its high quality of life. The Netherlands also ranks joint third highest in the Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index, along with Australia.

Why study in The Netherlands?

The Netherlands is a country well known to people worldwide, not only because of its beautiful tulips or because of the “Orange Football Club”.

Many international students have experienced that the Netherlands is also a renowned place for students worldwide, due to its high quality of education. Every year thousands of students from all over the world are coming to study in the Netherlands.

Multi-cultural & Tolerant

Throughout the centuries because of their tolerance the Dutch have benefited from the arrival of foreigners coming from all over the world, enriching the Dutch culture. 45% of people in the city of Amsterdam are of non-Dutch origin and they are living together peacefully

International atmosphere

The Dutch are very internationalized, even with regards to their food. In Holland you can find different kinds of international food from the Italian, Greek to the African or Thai cuisine. Some has become very popular in the Netherlands, such as Turkish shawarma, Vietnamese spring roll or Beijing duck.

When going out to a restaurant with the Dutch we have to keep in mind that the Dutch are very pragmatic. Don’t be surprised if somebody asks you to go out for a meal and you have to pay for it yourself. This habit is known as “going Dutch”

Time as a fixed moment: Therefore being on time is very important to the Dutch. When you have an appointment, please remember to be on time.

Classroom relationship & Frankness

Students are stimulated to be active in class; they are free, to pose questions and enter into an
argument with the teacher. Both teachers and students are very casually dressed at lectures or
classes. In the summer you often see students or even teachers wearing shorts at school. Don’t be
surprised to see teachers sitting on the desk whilst giving their lectures.


We are proud to offer scholarships to talented international students that apply for a bachelor or master programme at Saxion.

Holland Scholarship (HS)

This scholarship is meant for excellent and very talented students from outside the European Economic Area (non-EU/EEA) who intend to follow their bachelor’s or master’s degree in the Netherlands. The scholarship only applies to non-EU/EEA students who pay full institutional tuition fee.

Saxion Talent Scholarship (STS)

This scholarship is meant for talented students with above average study results who apply for a bachelor programme. The scholarship only applies to non-EU/EEA students who pay full institutional tuition fee.

Orange Tulip Scholarships (OTS)

Saxion University of Applied Sciences (UAS) offers the OTS to bachelor candidates from Brazil, China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Vietnam, South Africa, India, as a waiver.

Saxion Excellent Scholarships (SES)

Saxion Excellent Scholarship (SES) is a scholarship for Saxion students who have passed the first year of their bachelor programme and would like to continue studying the same programme in the next study year (2nd, 3rd or 4th year) at Saxion UAS.
  • This scholarship is available and applicable each year of your bachelor study period at Saxion (apart from the 1st year).
  • This scholarship is not applicable if you switch to a different study programme or if you, after graduation, start another Bachelor programme at Saxion
  • The required ECTS’s must have been gained during your last academic year (between 1 September of last year and 31 August of current year).

Importance Notice:

The information on this page is only applicable to new Saxion bachelor students who will start their study in the study year 2019-2020 onwards.

Internships from the very first year

Put the theory you learn during your training into practice straight away.


  1. Applied Computer Science (Exchange)
  2. Big Data Technologies
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Creative Media & Game Technologies
  5. Crossing Borders: Human Rights in Social Work
  6. Digital Marketing
  7. Doing Business with China
  8. Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  9. Engineering of Energy Systems
  10. European Project Semester
  11. Exchange – UNH-SEC
  12. Fashion & Textile Technologies
  13. Global Citizenship in Education & Social Practice
  14. Hotel Management
  15. How to create a Media Hit
  16. How to create killer content
  17. Immersive Media
  18. Improve your Business with Data
  19. Industrial Automation
  1. Industrial Engineering & Management
  2. Information Security
  3. Innovative Leadership
  4. International Business
  5. International Business & Law
  6. International Finance & Accounting
  7. International Human Resource Management Level 1
  8. International Human Resource Management Level 2
  9. Musculoskeletal
  10. Nanotechnology
  11. Positive Psychology & Technology
  12. Psychology & Serious Gaming
  13. Risk & Emergency Management
  14. Robotics & Vision
  15. Sustainable Area Development & Integrated Water Management
  16. Sustainable International Business
  17. Tourism Management
  18. Urban Studies – Public Administration