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Avans University of Applied Sciences

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The basic principle of Avans University of Applied Sciences is rooted in and springs from its social environment. To maintain and expand its value within its environment, Avans must continue to meet the changing demands of the labour market and the world of work. 

History

Avans University of Applied Sciences was founded on 1 January 2004 following a merger of Hogeschool Brabant and Hogeschool 's-Hertogenbosch.

We make a sustainable difference. We train future-proof professionals ready to enter the workforce. Continuously develop new knowledge for education and society. In partnership with companies, institutions and government agencies.

Education

Do you want to kickstart your international career with a study programme abroad? 

Studying at Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands is an excellent option if you are considering studying abroad.

Research

As a knowledge-based institution, we develop new knowledge for education and society as a whole. As part of this, lecturers, lecturing researchers and students conduct practice-based research for businesses, government agencies and civil society organisations. The results of this research are implemented into our curriculum. Knowledge valorisation is a key item on our agenda: we take care to ensure that our newly acquired knowledge is of public value.

Career

Studying at Avans means acquiring state-of-the-art knowledge. But that's not all. You will also learn how to apply this knowledge in real business or professional projects. Our studies are geared perfectly to the requirements of organisations that operate internationally. Avans graduates have an excellent reputation and often have a head start in the world of international business. They work in highly qualified positions all over the world.

A work placement is another great way to prepare yourself for the professional field. Each student carries out two work placements with duration of one year in total.

Housing services

Avans University of Applied Sciences does not offer student accommodation. Instead, we have partnered with the 2 major housing associations in Breda to launch an accommodation reservation website.

What you need to know about these rooms:

  • All rooms are fully furnished.
  • You will share accommodation with other students, usually international students.
  • Rental prices range from €330 to €525 per month. This includes water, electricity, gas and internet access.
  • You will need to pay the rent for the full semester in 1 payment when you sign the rental agreement.

ICT services

Want to work on projects together with your project group? Or do you need a laptop for a presentation? At most Avans campuses you will be able to borrow a laptop from the ICT-Service desk for a day.Within most Avans buildings you will be able to use a wireless network. Through this network you have Internet access including all corresponding services (web mail etc.).

Sports facilities

What is ESN Breda to you? We are a network of students from all over the world. We offer you the opportunity to meet all kinds of people and gain new experiences while doing so. We organize various events, that include but are not limited to themed events, cultural events, sports events and social drinks. With our ESNcard, you enjoy the benefits of our partner discounts. Discounts with partners such as RyanAir, Old Dutch Sports Bar & Restaurant and Happy Tosti to name a few.

Student clubs

ESN Breda, short for Erasmus Student Network Breda, is part of a large international student organization. With over 500 local sections and more than 40 participating countries, ESN is the largest student network in Europe. Breda averages 600 students per year, with a range of exchange and degree-seeking students joining our network annually.

Sociëteit het Forum is the number 1 place for students to meet. This bar on Havermarkt 12 in the centre of Breda is open to everyone on Tuesdays, Thursdays and of course during the weekends. Sociëteit het Forum is run by volunteers, meaning the prices are significantly lower compared to other inner city bars.

All our bachelor's and master's degree programmes are formally accredited by the Dutch higher education accreditation authorities and comply with European standards as set by the Bologna Agreement.

Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands

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