HAS University of Applied Sciences

's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

No. Students: 2,593 (55 int'l)* No. of Academic staff: 165
Funding type: Public
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Why should I study here?

Discover the top reasons to study at HAS University of Applied Sciences

Six reasons to choose for HAS University of Applied Sciences:
  • a strong identity with roots in agribusiness
  • a professional, creative and enthusiastic team of staff members and management
  • up-to-date facilities in an attractive building at the Den Bosch education campus
  • a flexible, businesslike and daring position
  • personal and committed in relations
  • social and sustainable responsibility

HAS University of Applied Sciences stands for:

  • talent development
  • link between science and professional field
  • intensive cooperation and cross-fertilization with the business world
  • pleasure in your work and study
  • no education without knowledge transfer
  • no knowledge transfer without education
  • personal aptitude: attention for personal tracks of study, an eye for a person’s strong points, flexibility, responsibility, passion and hard work
  • social aptitude: taking an active part in the social debate, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, food and health


Are you interested in food, agriculture and horticulture, open and green spaces, nature and the environment or agribusiness? In that case you are welcome at HAS University of Applied Sciences, the green education and expertise centre of the South of the Netherlands and far beyond.

Make the acquaintance of the dynamic triangle of students, entrepreneurs and lecturers that are constantly stimulating and inspiring each other. In this way our education remains at a high level and up-to-date, the knowledge and skills we teach are a perfect fit with what is required by the professional field and lecturers are able to enrich the study programmes continuously.

HAS has almost 2000 full-time students. Eighty percent of our graduates start work in the business world, a quarter of them as managing director-owners.

Visit our college campus in Den Bosch and survey our ultramodern facilities, such as Pilot Plant, GeoLab, Environment Hall, Food Design Centre or Centre for Growing Concepts.
If you have a passion for sustainable and green, HAS University of Applied Sciences is the place for you!

Partner Universities

HAS University of Applied Sciences collaborates with various partner institutions abroad as part of student and staff mobility, research and traineeships.

Mission & Vision

HAS University of Applied Sciences is the dynamic centre of the food and agribusiness. HAS University of Applied Sciences is building its own supporting role in the innovation of the knowledge infrastructure of the sector, in the Netherlands, but also internationally.

Legal and internal organisational structure

HAS University of Applied Sciences is a foundation that has built its organisational structure on the following processes:

  • Administrative: the Board of Governors is the competent authority and is accountable to the Board of Trustees;
  • Primary: the study programmes and HAS Kennistransfer en bedrijfsopleidingen conduct, each in their own market sector, HAS University of Applied Sciences' core activities (education, research and contract activities);
  • Supportive: the five departments support education, research and contract activities.
The Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors are responsible for supervision and direction of HAS University of Applied Sciences. The Board of Governors is supported by the Board Secretariat.Both the Board of Governors and sectors use staff services:
  • Finance and Control
  • General and Technical Support Service and Housing
  • ICT
  • Communication and Internationalisation
  • Human Resources


The Department of International Affairs:

  • is a support point for all international students;
  • coordinates all international HAS activities;
  • manages international HAS partnerships;
  • provides information about studying at HAS.

We are a support point for all international students. Communication & International Affairs, therefore, offers a wide range of practical services and information concerning admission procedures, legal issues, accommodation, work permits, doctors appointments and buying bicycles. Also, if you are in need of social support, you are more than welcome at our office!


In our unique building we have ultramodern facilities, such as a Pilot Plant, GeoLab, Environment Hall, Food Design Centre or Centre for Growing Concepts.

Student life

The city of 's-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch for short) is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the Netherlands. Den Bosch is the capital city of the region North-Brabant and currently counts around 140.000 inhabitants.

Den Bosch is famous for its pleasant and lively atmosphere. It offers something for everyone: museums and culture, shopping, nature and cuisine. One of the city's highlights for the average tourist is the early 13th century gothic cathedral of Saint John's (see the picture below). However, students in Den Bosch usually prefer to pay a visit to the countless bars, pubs and restaurants all over the city. Den Bosch is also well known for its shopping. You will be surprised with the number and the variety of shops; from big ware houses to little boutiques in picturesque streets.

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