Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen

Groningen, The Netherlands

There are nearly 25,000 students enrolled at Hanze University of Applied Sciences. In 19 different schools, the university offers more than 70 degree programmes, including 14 at Master’s level.

The University has developed a state-of-the-art campus in Groningen: the Zernike Campus. This dynamic hub is an area where education, knowledge and entrepreneurship get together and feed into each other. It is an environment where students and employees can work, study and live in an inspiring surroundings. In addition to the university, 47 companies are based at Zernike Campus.

The international dimension is important at Hanze. Over 1,700 international students are enrolled in numerous international programmes at the university.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences actively participates in projects aimed at supporting higher education institutions abroad with the enhancement of their curricula and the strengthening of their institutional capacity.

Masters Programmes, Taught Through English

  • Fine Arts – Media, Art, Design & Technology
  • Fine Arts – Painting
  • International Business and Management
  • International Communication
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Music – Classical Music  Master  Fulltime
  • Music – Instrumental Learning & Teaching
  • Music – New Audiences & Innovative Practice
  • Music – New York Jazz
  • Music – Wind Band Conducting
  • Renewable Energy – European Master
  • Sensor System Engineering
  • Social Work – European Master  [Part-time]
  • Sustainable Energy System Management – European Master

Overview of the Town or City

Groningen is the capital city of the province of Groningen in the Netherlands. With a population of around 188,000, it is by far the largest city in the north of the Netherlands. Groningen is a university city, inhabited on average by about 50,000 students. Groningen has been called the “World Cycling City”, since 57% of journeys within the city are made by bicycle.

Groningen has its own city theatre (Stadsschouwburg), located on the Turfsingel; a big theatre and concert venue called Martini Plaza..Several cafes feature live music, a few of which specialize in jazz music, including Jazzcafe De Spiegel on the Peperstraat.

Groningen’s nightlife depends largely on its student population. Its cultural scene is vibrant and remarkable for a city of its size. In particular, the Grote Markt, the Vismarkt, and the Poelestraat and Peperstraat are crowded at night, especially on Thursdays and Saturdays when some bars do not close until 7 in the morning. In 2006, Groningen was elected “de beste binnenstad” (the best city centre) of the Netherlands


EU Students: varies, from Eur1951