Who are we?
Amount of students
full-time and part-time students in Almere and Zwolle
Amount of professionals
Professionals who follow courses
Amount of employees
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.
Elsevier ranks us in the top three of best Dutch universities of applied sciences. 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.
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. 25-30 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.