The basic principle of Avans University of Applied Sciences is rooted in and springs from its social environment. To maintain and expand its value within its environment, Avans must continue to meet the changing demands of the labour market and the world of work.
There is no victory without struggle. Although this may seem like a big cheesy cliché you would find on a tile in your grandma’s kitchen, your sisters Pinterest board or your daily Insta feed, it is also a cold hard truth. And at Avans they believe in this truth wholeheartedly.
That’s why they expect a lot from their students. Avans expects you to be all in, keep working at it, constantly pushing yourself to be the best you can be and surprise yourself of what you are capable of.
In return, you will get top quality education and our undivided personal attention, support and dedication to help you find and unlock your true potential. So that after 4 years of striving and thriving you will not only have gained a bachelor’s degree with great prospects on the international job market, but you will also have an unshakable confidence and that sweet taste of victory.
What they offer :
- Avans education is of top quality. For many years they have maintained a leading position in the national ranking systems among universities of applied sciences.
- They offer personal attention and support inside and outside the classroom. They are dedicated to helping you achieve your potential.
ACCOMMODATIONThe Netherlands (or ‘Holland’) is a kingdom in Western Europe. A large portion of the country lies below sea level (’Nederland’ means ‘low country’). The landscape is flat; it is only in the south of the country that you will find a few modest hills. You will notice straightaway that people of all different nationalities live here side by side. In their work and in their lives, the Dutch are used to great cultural diversity. This is possibly why their English – and often their French and German – is so good.
The Netherlands is a free country. You can say what you want to anyone here. Everyone is equal: for example, patients find that doctors are very approachable, and students can go up to lecturers at any time. You will soon get used to this.
There is much to see and plenty to do in the Netherlands. The cities and villages all have calendars crammed with festivities throughout the year. Many Dutch people like to spend time socialising with friends and, though not known for their haute cuisine, cooking and dining together is a popular pastime. International dishes are a particular favourite and readily available in supermarkets and restaurants. Pasta dishes, rice or curry are frequently enjoyed here and are eaten with just as much (if not more!) relish as authentic Dutch stew with meatballs.
The Netherlands lies in Western Europe. The Netherlands is easily accessible, has one of the largest ports in the world and an airport from where you can fly to every corner of the earth. This is why the Netherlands is a major importing and exporting country. It is also an excellent base from which to travel to other countries in Europe.
Breda has a rapidly growing student population. This means finding suitable and affordable accommodation can be a challenge.
Distances from Breda :
- Amsterdam 108 km = 1 hour by train
- Antwerp 57 km = 1 hour by train
- Brussels 98 km = 2 hours by train
- Paris 410 km = 3.5 hours by train
Avans University of Applied Sciences does not offer student accommodation in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Instead, they collaborate with housing associations and letting agencies to make sure our students find suitable housing.Distances from 's-Hertogenbosch
- Amsterdam 93 km = 1 hour by train
- Antwerp 103 km = 1.5 hours by train
- Brussels 155 km = 2.5 hours by train
- Paris 460 km = 4 hours by train