HAS University of Applied Sciences

's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Are you interested in food, agriculture and horticulture, the environment or agribusiness? Then HAS University of Applied Sciences is the place for you!
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Why should I study here 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 persons 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

About HAS University of Applied Sciences

At HAS University of Applied Science we love the dynamic triangle of students, entrepreneurs and lecturers that are constantly stimulating and inspiring each other. This means 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.

With about 2700 full-time students, we are a relatively small university in the Netherlands, ensuring personal contact with our passionate lecturers and staff. Eighty percent of our graduates start working in the business world, a quarter of them as managing director-owners.

Accreditations of HAS University of Applied Sciences

The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders NVAO was established by the Dutch and Flemish governments as an independent accreditation organisation tasked with providing an expert and objective assessment of the quality of higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders.

All study programmes of HAS University of Applied Sciences are accredited by the NVAO.


General facilities

Our ultramodern facilities make HAS an attractive place to study. You will find a Pilot Plant, GeoLab, Environment Hall, Food Design Centre, Food Technology Centre and a Centre for Growing Concepts. And of course we provide a library, laptop docking stations, computer rooms and of course a book store, print shop and catering.

International office

You will get extensive support regarding all practical aspects of your studies. The International Office, for example, will help you prepare you stay, arrange accommodation for your first year in Den Bosch, and advise you on all other aspects of your study in the Netherlands. You can also contact them for questions regarding your traineeship abroad in your third year, studying abroad, travel insurance and immigration procedures.

Student life at HAS University of Applied Sciences

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. It is located in the South of the Netherlands, about 80 km from Amsterdam and 90 km from the border to Germany and Belgium.

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.

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