Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Saxion University of Applied Sciences is a Dutch vocational university with three campuses in the eastern Netherlands. It provides more than 100 courses in study fields as finance, law, engineering, hospitality, business, IT, broadcasting and digital media. With over 27,000 students, it is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands.[1]

Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Saxion Hogescholen
Saxion University of Applied Sciences logo.svg
MottoLiving Technology
TypeUniversity of applied sciences
Administrative staff
Enschede, Deventer, and Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Saxion offers bachelor & master education and research focused on Living Technology.


Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede

The roots of Saxion University 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.[2]


Saxion University of Applied Sciences consists of eleven academies, each representing a different field of specialization and study courses.[3]

  • School of Business, Building & Technology (BBT)
  • School of Governance, Law & Urban Development (ABRR)
  • School of Creative Technology (ACT)
  • School of Finance & Accounting (FEM)
  • School of Health (AGZ)
  • Hospitality Business School (HBS)
  • School of Life Science, Engineering & Design (LED)
  • School of Marketing & International Management (MIM)
  • School of Applied Psychology and (International) Human Resources Management (AMA)
  • School of Social Work (AMM)
  • School of Education (APO)
    Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Deventer
  • International Business School (IBS)

International studentsEdit

The university has more than 27,000 students over the three campuses, with more than 3,500 international students from 89 different nationalities.[4] The number of students has been growing ever since the founding of the university in 1998.

Saxion helps students build their international future offering support not only from an academic point of view but also in terms of one's personal development. After their graduation students can apply for the Connect Programme, which offers talented graduates trainings, workshops and Dutch lessons free of charge.

In the end of 2016 Saxion launched the platform IntoSaxion[5] to support prospective students getting in touch with other Saxion students and experiencing what it's like to study in the Netherlands.


  1. ^ "Saxion University of Applied Sciences".
  2. ^ "Saxion University of Applied Sciences".
  3. ^ Saxion. "Academies - Hogeschool Saxion".
  4. ^ "Saxion University of Applied Sciences". Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  5. ^ "IntoSaxion". Retrieved 2016-10-24.

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