About Zuyd

About Zuyd

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Zuyd is an ambitious university of applied sciences located in the heart of Europe, focusing on three core activities: education for students, research for companies and institutes, and training courses and study programmes for professionals. The various study programmes that we offer have ranked among the top in study programme selection guides for many years. This is partly due to the personal attention we devote to our students and our relatively small scale. In addition, we work intensively with companies, institutions/knowledge institutions, and government bodies across the boundaries of our fields of expertise. We do so because we are convinced that the 21st century is not just about knowledge, but also about the ability to apply that knowledge in practice. With 14,600 students, 34 bachelor's, 9 master's, 3 associate degree and 1 prebachelor programme, 12 sites in three cities, 29 research centres, an average of 7,000 internships and 2,500 graduation projects per year, and with a history stretching back more than 100 years, Zuyd is strongly anchored in Limburg and the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. We make an important contribution to the economic and social development agenda of this region.

Our study programmes

Zuyd offers a wide range of study programmes and short courses that are focused on the interests of students and the needs of the (Eu)regional, national and international labour market. Most of them are taught in Dutch, but a couple are in English and therefor suitable for international students.

Facts and figures

Around 13,000 students are enrolled at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. Almost two-thirds of about 2,300 employees working at Zuyd have a teaching role. 

International cooperation

Zuyd is an international university of applied sciences. Our geographical location in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion is the perfect basis for our international ambitions. Through excellent study programmes, research and services, we aim at a prominent position in the European Higher Education Area, with connections all over the world.