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

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10 Reasons to Study in the Brainport region

Top ranking universities:

The Netherlands is home to one of the world’s oldest and most highly respected systems of higher education, dating back to the 16th century. The QS World University Rankings® 2015/16 includes 13 universities in the Netherlands, all ranked within the world's top 300, and an impressive five of these are within the global top 100.

Number of English language courses & Tuition costs

Combine this high quality with relatively favourable tuition rates and plenty of English language courses (the Dutch are generally known for their fluency in English as a second language) and you can begin to see why the Netherlands is one of continental Europe’s most popular choices for international study.

Smart Region

The South-East of the Netherlands is internationally known as the Brainport Region; a centre of science and technology. More information about Brainport Region is available on our website It is ranked as one of the world’s most intelligent cities. It is also often featured as one of the World’s most innovative cities on the basis of patents generated.

Close Collaboration of Industry and Universities

The universities work in close collaboration with Industry. The number of big High Tech OEMs and potential employers are fairly high for example Philips, DAF, TNO and others.

The University of technology

The University of Technology in Eindhoven (TU/e) is especially well-reputed in the engineering and technical fields, and also ranks amongst the world’s leading universities for architecture. With around 7,100 students, Eindhoven conducts high levels of research, and is located in close proximity to several tech-focused companies, including Philips, ASML and DAF. The university maintains close contacts with many of these companies, and produces almost 3,000 scientific publications, 140 PhD-awards, and 40 patents every year.

Fontys is the only University of Applied Sciences that offers English taught Bachelor programs in technology in the Brainport region. At the Fontys Hogeschool teaching is geared towards developments in society and in the labour market. The Bachelor programs are highly practically orientated.

The Start up culture and proximity to specialised campuses

The High Tech Campus Eindhoven is a perfect example of the open innovation culture in this region. There is a great choice of technology companies for doing internships and sufficient vacancies to start up your career.

Quality of life is a big factor that often influences a decision on where to study. Eindhoven, ranked as the 5th largest city in the Netherlands is large enough to be a city and small enough to make it easily accessible. It has pleasant, friendly streets, beautiful parks, a lively and attractive centre and cultural and sporting activities of international standing. Student life is quite vibrant and there are many activities organised by and for the students.

Connectivity is a key factor in deciding where to study, work and live. Eindhoven scores highly on these counts both on the basis of physical connectivity as well as virtual.

Internet Connectivity enables students to study where they want – be it computer rooms, library and a student restaurant. Wireless internet is available throughout the campuses typically, enabling you to bring your laptop and work, study, search for information and check your email wherever you want.

Physical proximity and access to 3 major International airports – Amsterdam Schipol, Brussels and Dusseldorf, as well as one located in Eindhoven provide access to the region. Eindhoven also sits at the intersection of major highways A67 & A2. It also has good rail access to major cities. Within the city it easy for people to travel using public transportation as well as bicycle quite easily.

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