Top education

The Dutch higher education system has an excellent international reputation for its high quality. Its project-based learning in particular is highly praised across the board. This working method, which involves students executing projects independently in groups, was embraced and first implemented by Avans University of Applied Sciences a number of years ago.

Top large university of applied sciences

We are proud that Avans once again has been ranked the top large university of applied sciences in the Netherlands by leading higher education guide Keuzegids Hbo. Avans has been in the top 3 for 8 years and occupies the top position for the fifth time. More information is available in the press release.

Our NVAO accreditation

Avans University of Applied Sciences received a positive institutional quality assurance audit decision from the NVAO Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders on 3 September 2013. This accreditation is valid until 2 September 2019.

The NVAO Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders provides an expert and objective assessment of the quality of the services and operations of higher education institutions. It determines whether the applicable standards are being met based on the tasks laid down in its founding treaty and in national legal frameworks.

Partner of EP-Nuffic

Nuffic logoAvans collaborates with the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education EP-Nuffic to encourage studying in the Netherlands. We provide visitors of higher education fairs with all the information they need at the EP-Nuffic ‘Study in Holland’ pavilion or at the Avans booth. For upcoming events, please visit our Meet us page.