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    About Windesheim

    Windesheim is one of the Netherlands' top-3 universities of applied sciences, known for its personal approach, small classes (15-20 students) and for working closely with the business community and public institutes.

    Read about our education in Italian or Spanish.

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    full-time and part-time students in Almere and Zwolle

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    Professionals who follow courses

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    employees in education, research and support

    Accreditation by NVAO

    Our Bachelor’s degrees are accredited by the NVAO, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders. The NVAO is a quality assurance agency that assures the quality of higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders, in an expert and independent manner, and that fosters the quality culture pursued within the higher education institutions in the Netherlands and Flanders. 

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    Read NVAO report Global Project and Change Management(opens in new tab)

    High quality

    Elsevier Weekly's ranks us as the best Dutch university of applied sciences and according to the Higher Education Selection Guide we are the runner up. Students value the quality of the education we provide, the expertise of our teaching staff and our personal approach. Also, we have established Windesheim Honours College: a study concept for excellent students.

    About Windesheim Honours College

    University of Applied Sciences

    In the Netherlands, there are two types of universities. Windesheim is a University of Applied Sciences, where higher professional education is taught. This means that besides theoretical knowledge, the student will get hands-on experience through internships, projects with the professional field, group work, workshops and guest lectures.

    The classes are small (max. 20–30 students per class). After a four-year Bachelor’s programme, students usually start their professional career. Research universities, on the other hand, offer highly academic, research-oriented programmes. These take three years and will be followed by a Master’s programme of 1–3 years, depending on the subject.

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