Contacts Header
  Skype: unify14

Language selector

Xpert Access

Rankings of the universities of applied sciences in Holland

Keuzegids HBO


Keuzegids is an independent league table designed to help students make the best choice about where to study. It compares and evaluates the quality of all 'hbo' degree programs in the Netherlands. Keuzegids HBO 2017 contains a description and critical evaluation of about 1200 bachelor's programs. The main criteria for evaluation are program's success rates, expert opinions from the accreditation of programs, and student opinions taken from the results of the NSE (National Student Qustionnaire), employment rate after graduation, facilities, communication between lectors and students.

This is how Keuzegids large universities ranking look like in 2017:

University Location Quantity of programs Overall score
Avans UAS Breda 63 67.5
Windesheim UAS Zwolle, Flevoland 66 65.5
Hanze UAS Groningen 50 63.5
HAN UAS Arnhem, Nijmegen 71 62
Fontys UAS Brabant, Limburg regions 104 60
Saxion UAS Enschede, Deventer, Apeldoorn 56 60
The Hague UAS Hague 39 58
Rotterdam UAS Rotterdam 66 56
HU Utrecht Utrecht, Amersfoort 63 55.5
Amsterdam UAS Amsterdam 55 54.5
Inholland UAS 7 locations 83 52.5

This is how Keuzegids medium sized ranking looks like in 2018:

University Location Quantity of programs Overall score
 CHE  Ede  10  73.5
 HAS  Den Bosch  13 70.5
 HZ UAS  Vlissingen  22  66
 NHTV UAS  Breda  9  64
 Aeres  Almere, Dronten, Wageningen  8  61.5
 Zuyd UAS  Zuyd, Limburg  33  60.5
 Leiden UAS  Leiden  21  59.5
 Stenden UAS  Leeuwarden, Emmen  24  56
 HKU  Utrecht  11  56



Elsevier rankings


The Dutch edition Elsevier each year publishes a rating of the universities of applied sciences in Netherlands. The result of each universities is given duo its position in NSE (National Student Qustionnaire). The rating mainly evaluated the Dutch taught programs in the universities, but for those students, who are interested in programs in English it is an useful overall on the reputation of the Dutch universities of applied sciences. We also have to mention that the program might be not so objective, because it does not evaluate the quality of the programs, facilities and lectors of each university. Because of this the final score of each universities does not necessary represent the quality of its specific programs, which can score higher in other ratings.

The ranking for 2016 year looks like this:

  Large Medium  
3 Windesheim UAS Ede UAS
4 Hanze UAS Viaa
6 Saxion UAS Van Hall Larenstein UAS
7 Stenden UAS
8 Zuyd UAS
9 Fontys UAS 
10 Amsterdam UAS
11 Hague UAS