Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Deventer, Enschede and Apeldoorn , Netherlands
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 71
    Available Programs
  • 26000
  • 9800
    Average Cost
  • 78
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Saxion University has a rich history – its roots can be traced back to the 1875. A merger of two educational institutions, the Hogeschool Enschede and Hogeschool IJselland, in 1998 paved the way for Saxion University in its present form. This merger enabled Saxion to build further on its strong position in Dutch higher education and since then Saxion University has come to be recognised as an important center of expertise at regional, national and international level.

Entry requirements

For all Saxion pathways the following general entry requirements are necessary:

The student must demonstrate that they have the ability, motivation and determination to successfully complete the course;
The student must be admissible to Higher Education through a diploma of secondary education/high school diploma with good results such as for Dutch students VWO, HAVO or MBO and for foreign students diplomas which are equivalent to e.g. the German Abitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), the French Baccalaureate or the American High School (top stream or plus 1 year's college);
The student must have sufficient English language skills for the specific course.
The students’ qualifications will be assessed by the Admission Officer of the specific study programme. You need to submit diplomas and, depending on the study programme of your choice, you might need to submit a curriculum vitae, letter of motivation and/or complete an intake interview.

To enter our Bachelor and Master courses, an IELTS 6.0 (or comparable level of English proficiency) is necessary. In some cases, European students can be exempted from submitting an English proficiency test.

Scholarship & funding

There are many options for both bachelor and master students to get the scholarship.

Saxion University of Applied Sciences offers:

  • Holland Scholarship (HS)
  • Open Saxion Talent Scholarship (STS)
  • Open Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS)
  • Open Saxion Excellent Scholarship (SES)

Further information on how and where to apply for a scholarship, within the framework of cultural agreements between the Netherlands and your home country, or most other possible scholarships, is available at the nearest Royal Netherlands Embassy, or from the Dutch Education Organization NUFFIC.

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Student life

Many international students have experienced that the Netherlands is also a renowned place for students worldwide, due to its high quality of education. Every year thousands of students from all over the world are coming to study in the Netherlands.