The Dutch higher education system is renowned worldwide for its high quality, and in line with this, we take great pride in the standard of the courses offered by Saxion.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences is regulated by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, which is the is Dutch national system of legislation and quality control for educational institutions. In addition, several of Saxion's Masters programmes are accredited by educational institutions abroad, including the University of Greenwich. Thanks to this legal framework, you can rest assured that the level of education offered at our universities meets high quality standards, both nationally and internationally.
Saxion complies with the regulations by acting in accordance with:
- Code of Conduct
- Erasmus Policy Statement
- Erasmus Policy Statement 2021-2027
- Erasmus Charter for Higher Education
You can read more about Saxion's commitment to further improving its level of excellence and professionalisation in the Saxion Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020.
Dutch higher education
We're working together with the Dutch organisation for international cooperation in higher education (Nuffic). Visit us at a higher education fair near you – you’ll find us and/or our representatives in the Nuffic 'Study in Holland' pavilion!
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) for making studies and courses more transparent and thus helping to enhance the quality of higher education.
ECTS credit allocation is based on student workload. One credit compares 28 hours of participating in education, taking interim examinations and studying. An study year comprises 60 credits, divided into 4 periods of 15 credits. Based on student workload, ETCS credits are a standardized measure of study achievement and count independent of the location where they are obtained.