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*WKU Exchange: HZ University of Applied Sciences
Vlissingen, Netherlands (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Catagory: WKU Exchange Class Eligibility: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
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WKU EXCHANGE: HZ University of Applied Sciences
Special Scholarship Available in 2018!  Up to 3 guaranteed $1,000 World Topper Scholarships will be available to students who apply to study at NCCU during spring or fall 2018. Contact Krista Erickson ( for more information.

About the University
HZ University BuildingsStudents will enjoy the colorful HZ campus along the Zeeland coastline in the southwest of the Netherlands. HZ offers a variety of campus activities, such as: international films, theatre shows, lectures and cultural excursions. Students can stay active with the wide range of fitness and sports programs offered weekly, including volleyball, basketball, table tennis, badminton, and Zumba. HZ University was recognized as the BEST Dutch university of applied sciences! Click here to learn more about this prestigious award.

About Vlissingen
HZ raftingThe town of Vlissingen is a beautiful Dutch city! It has a population of 45,000 and it is known for its amazing beaches. One can always find people out and about biking, relaxing at the sidewalk cafes, or enjoying one of many maritime sports. Vlissingen is just a short train ride away from Amsterdam and Brussels.

Programs available in both terms include: International Business and Management, Tourism Management, Chemistry, Logistics Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Water Management. In the fall semester, a mechatronics program is also available. For more course information, click here.

Term Dates
Fall: August - January
Spring: February - June

Off-campus housing is available and it is located within walking and biking distance to campus. Accommodations are arranged through the third party providers l’Escaut or APV. The apartments are furnished and typically all-inclusive. The average rent is $450-$600. We advise that you apply for housing early, as rooms fill quickly. For more information, click here.

HZ red towelFrom a previous student:
“I would absolutely recommend this program and HZ University to anyone at WKU and especially civil engineering students. Although I learned a lot in the field of engineering while I was abroad, the most important thing I discovered was my desired career path. Before I went to the Netherlands, I had literally no idea where or who I wanted to work for when I graduated. It became apparent that although Kentucky will always be my home, I should not limit my career search to just Kentucky. My hopeful career paths now include places such as Dubai and Brazil. This would not have been possible without my experience abroad. Studying abroad was the best experience of my life and I would not change it for anything. If you are even considering studying abroad, don't let anything like your major or even your financial situation stand in your way. The amazing advisors at WKU will find a way to make everything work.”

Jordan Keeney, Fall 2013

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