Breda University of Applied Sciences

Breda University of Applied Sciences is a medium-sized, government-funded higher education institute. More than 7,000 Dutch and international students from some 100 countries are studying at our institute. We offer bachelor’s and master’s programme at professional and academic level in the domains of Games, Media, Hotel, Facility, Logistics, Built Environment, Tourism and Leisure & Events.

Our subject areas are very much interconnected. Because of this you will get a broad education, notice connections between topics and learn to create solutions coming from different angles.

We cooperate with businesses operating at the top of their fields. This means that you can get work placement positions at some of the big names in your field of expertise.
In our extensive international network we cooperate with other universities and companies in education and research. To you this means a lot of opportunities abroad. For instance exchanges, research projects and field trips.

Entrepreneurship is at the core of our learning community. You are encouraged to start your own business, it can even be your graduation project!

We are internationally accredited by amongst others the UN World Tourism Organization, the World Leisure Organization and the International Facility Management Association. Furthermore we have an ECA certificate for Quality in Programme Internationalisation.
Our new and green campus is located near the centre of student city Breda. On campus there are many opportunities for meeting people and to get inspired. The city itself is fun, safe and internationally oriented.

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Scholarships & funding

The Dutch government is attempting to make Dutch higher education as accessible as possible to students and mid-career professionals from other countries. In the Netherlands, higher education is subsidised for students from EEA countries, Surinam or Switzerland (please mind the additional conditions pdf on our website), which means that tuition fees can be kept relatively low, especially compared with the United Kingdom and the United States.

Sometimes scholarships can be used as an allowance. The overview below contains several scholarships that may be useful for you.

Scholarships can be divided in scholarships for bachelor and master students.

Scholarships for bachelor students:

  • BUas Bachelor Scholarship
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship
  • Holland Scholarship
  • Study grant

Scholarships for master students:

  • Orange Knowledge Programme
  • StuNed Scholarship
  • LPDP Scholarship
  • Colfutoro Scholarship-Loan Program
  • Study grant

For more information, visit the dedicated scholarship page on the BUas website.


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Why study at Breda University of Applied Sciences

Studying abroad is a very good experience. You learn about other cultures and gain a greater understanding of the world.

Breda University of Applied Sciences is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2023 Top 10 Global rankings 2023 Top 10 Europe rankings 2022 Top 10 Global rankings 2022 Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 badge

Awards & Accreditations

Tourism Management & Hotel Management

 Certificate for Quality in Program Internationalisation (ECA)

Facility Management

International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

Hotel Management

 International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE)

Tourism Management & Hotel Management

UNWTO Tedqual

Leisure Studies

World Leisure Organization (WLO)

Academy for Leisure

WLO Centre of Expertise

Student services & facilities

Breda University of Applied Sciences offers several services and facilities for students.

There are many opportunities to meet and inspire each other on campus, in project spaces, labs and studios, or just outside on a bench. In the former convent you will find the library and a study and resource centre including silent areas. The Hotel domain's in-school training company can also be found here, as well as food courts and the Service Desk. Everywhere on campus you can find a bite to eat, a place to work in silence or to relax.

Each study programme has its own project spaces, labs, workshops and studios where students and lecturers can work. Additionaly there is an on-campus Innovation Square which offers space to enterprising graduating students and start-ups. All the necessary facilities are present so nothing gets in the way of creativity!

Playing some football, table tennis, a game of chess. There are several sports and recreational facilities on campus for students and staff. Inside and outside. It is possible to produce radio shows and you can also make music in the Music Room!


Our campus consists of three buildings named Horizon, Ocean and Frontier, all of them located on the same grounds in Breda.

The Horizon building is a former monastery with a chapel. It is a monumental place for Hotel & Facility and Tourism courses. You will also find the Library, Food Courts and the Service Desk here.

The Ocean Building is the home of the Leisure & Events courses. It is the beating heart of the BUas community with the Playground and Sports Bar for students and employees.

The Built Environment & Logistics and Games & Media domains are housed in Frontier Building. You will also find Innovation Square, the BUas radio station, the Music Room and a Food Plaza.


Unfortunately, Breda University of Applied Sciences has no campus or student rooms of its own and, therefore, it will be your own responsibility to find accommodation in Breda. Rental prices for a student room in Breda vary from €350 to €550 per calendar month. Fortunately BUas is researching several new options for the academic year 2020-2021. If we have news, we will make sure to share this on the BUas website.


Average rating 4.7

Based on 31 reviews.


Breda University of Applied Sciences offers the opportunity of specializing multilple times during the study, which definitely was a big plus for me. This way I got to shape my study after my interests. Another thing I loved about my experience at Breda University of Applied Sciences is the people. I cannot describe how much 'at home' I felt at ...

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Omar M.

Being a person that loves art and innovation, this study turned out to be perfect for me. It starts with all the essentials, like photoshop, illustrator, Premier pro, then it develops to finance and marketing, management, all of this was inspiring, I'm in my second year and I already feel like I can run a company.


I would recommend this program to anyone interested in learning the media world in general, such as games, movies, storytelling, and social media, etc; however if you are specifically looking for a particular field. I will suggest talking to the program coordinator or more students to find out if this is a program for you. Things I would lik...

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Breda University of Applied Sciences

Mgr. Hopmansstraat 2
4817 JS Breda
The Netherlands

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