Is a leading technology region in Europe. Located in the Southeast Netherlands, with Eindhoven at its heart, this top technology region of world standing creates solutions for the societal challenges of tomorrow

About Brainport


To study in Brainport is to open the door to a world of opportunities and a successful career. The access to this knowledge economy and a chance to graduate at one of several highly-reputed universities in the region means that you have a wealth of choice at your disposal.

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Find a study of your interest

The philosophy behind Dutch education reflects Dutch society and aims to encourage students to be open-minded, to use their creativity, to express their opinion and to be internationally oriented. Every student can find a study of their interest at one of the universities or universities of applied sciences that are present in the Brainport Eindhoven Region. Whether you are considering a study in engineering, economics or medical science, the region offers you high-quality yet affordable education and an experience of a lifetime!

Strong connections with the industry

The Brainport Eindhoven Region sets itself apart by its unique culture of open innovation that results from collaboration, exchange of knowledge and close proximity. Partners share and multiply knowledge and experiences in an open environment, prior to marketing their products, services and technologies. In this open innovation ecosystem, partners from all disciplines collaborate; those with a scientific background work together with market researchers, designers, sociologists, psychologists and the target groups (i.e. consumers, clients, patients) so as to generate more efficient and better results for society. Higher educational institutions are actively involved in these collaborations and therefore have strong connections with industry. A key driver of the success behind open innovation in the region is the high level of trust people put in one another.

Studying in Brainport opens doors to a successful career

The region is a vibrant, dynamic and highly innovative technology hot spot. A quarter of its jobs are in technology and ICT, with companies such as FEI Company (once Philips Electron Optics), NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors), ASML, Toolex, Simac, CIBER, Neways, Vanderlande, VDL, Philips and DAF.

The Brainport region has a lot to offer to people with a technological focus. As a student you can benefit from the presence of many high-tech companies, organizations and world renowned research institutes in terms of assignments, internships, graduation projects and of course jobs. Regarding the latter, also universities themselves offer interesting (paid) PhD positions. Studying in Brainport therefore opens doors to a successful career

Excited to learn more about studying in the Brainport Eindhoven region?

Click here for an overview of the different higher educational institutions in Brainport, or visit Study in Holland for general information about studying in the Netherlands.

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Brainport facts

More young people, specially more girls


choosing a technology profile in Brainport
For the first time since

unemployment fell, both regionally and nationally.
Brainport has

first-year university science students
The region is an attractive place to move, with domestic migration increasing for the last


Grand challenges

In Brainport we create innovative solutions for five major social challenges: health, mobility, energy, food and security. Read more

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Discover a new way to the future

Read the revised strategy Brainport Next Generation

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