Although Saxion University of Applied Sciences was set up in its present form just over ten years ago, when the Hogeschool Enschede and Hogeschool IJselland merged in 1998, Saxion’s roots can be traced back to 1875.
Saxion University is registered as a public funded university of applied science, and in legal terms Saxion University is established as a Foundation under Dutch law.
International Student Population
The international student population at Saxion has doubled in the past two years, and in view of Saxion’s focus on internationalisation there is little doubt that this figure will continue to grow. The total currently stands at 3,500 students from outside of the Netherlands, which is an impressive 14% of the overall total.
Saxion attracts students from all corners of the world: Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Sudan, Taiwan, Uganda, Vietnam… the list represents an A-Z of 74 nationalities, contributing to a truly multi-cultural learning experience.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences first started running international education programmes in the 1990s. Saxion now offers a broad range of Bachelor programmes, Master programmes and Short Courses in the fields of business, technical and environmental studies, as well as Intensive Preparatory courses (English Language). Needless to say, these educational programmes are fully in line with the quality assurance mechanisms as implemented by the relevant Dutch government agency.
You can read more about Saxion's key areas of focus in the Saxion Strategic Plan 2020 - 2024.
- Students 26,986
With over 26,986 students and still growing, Saxion is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands.
- Floorspace 116,998
The three campuses represent a total of 116,998 m2 floorspace.
- Employees 2,812
Teaching staff: approximately 1,701
Support staff: approximately 1,111