Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS)

3.9 out of 5 (139 ratings / 137 reviews) Breda, Netherlands
Some 7,000 students from over 100 countries are studying at our international higher education institute. It is situated in the south of the Netherlands, in the city of Breda. We prepare students for management-level positions in an international setting.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Humanities (1)

Pre-Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



A school that trains students to become ‘Toerist Officier’ (Tourist Officer)– that was the idea of Mr Sliepen, director of the Breda Tourist Information Office, back in 1963. This school was to be a national scientific institute, consisting of a research department and a course programme. As this school was new of its kind, educational material was mainly obtained through its own research efforts.


Breda University of Applied Sciences offers professional and academic bachelor’s and master’s programmes in the disciplines of Games, Media, Hotel, Facility, Logistics, Built Environment, Tourism and Leisure & Events.


Breda University of Applied Sciences is committed to developing knowledge – through applied and academic research – as well as innovative solutions to problems occurring in the various disciplines. The domains within which we conduct research are strongly interrelated and we try to make subject area crossovers whenever possible. Explore the eight research domains here.


Our organisation has a strong international orientation. In cooperation with national and international industries, we train our students to become professionals capable of operating in  globalising work and knowledge settings. Breda University of Applied Sciences aims to create a stimulating environment for both students and staff in order to enable them to develop their talents to the fullest possible extent, to integrate knowledge and skills and apply these to society in a professional and responsible manner.

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Student services

Each year around 200 international exchange students from around the world choose to study at Breda University of Applied Sciences, why not be one of them?

Our Student Office would be happy to help you settle into your new life in Breda!

Housing services

Breda has a growing number of students, which is why accommodation in Breda can be scarce. For students it can be difficult to find a suitable place to live. Here are some tips for finding a place to stay.

Library services

Do you want to find good and reliable information? The library is the starting point for your research. 

We can give information and advice on copyright issues, intellectual property rights, publication and open access to students and employees of Breda University of Applied Sciences.

ICT services

  • Wireless internet
  • Workspaces with PC and laptop workspaces

Student Life

Campus life

Our new and green campus is located near the centre of student city Breda. On campus there are many opportunities for meeting people and to get inspired. The city itself is fun, safe and internationally oriented.


  • ECA - Certificate for Quality in Programme Internationalisation (Tourism Management & Hotel Management)
  • IFMA - International Facility Management Association (Facility Management)
  • THE-ICE - International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (Hotel Management)
  • UNWTO Tedqual (Tourism Management & Hotel Management)
  • WLO - World Leisure Organization (Leisure Studies)
  • WLO Centre of Expertise (Academy for Leisure)

Student Reviews

Goede studie
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ik ben erg tevreden over mijn studie! Er is een fijne balans tussen het werken in projecten en het hebben van colleges. Er moet hard gewerkt worden voor de studie.

Sad to leave BUas after 4 amazing years
Pleuni rated 5 out of 5 stars

Overall, I've had the best experience studying at BUas. Even though, I am very happy that I am almost graduated, and excited about starting my career, I am sad to leave BUas. BUas has taught me so much, professionally and personally. The campus itself is located very close to the city centre of Breda and is very easy to reach with public transport. The campus is beautiful...

Applied Data Science and AI in Breda
Santiago Villa Cardenas rated 5 out of 5 stars

This university to me has been the ideal start of my higher education path. The campus is a vibrant place with an international vibe to it, and the educators are top quality and are very experienced in the industry. The programme I study is a new programme and even though there is no precedent for the structure of the courses, it uses a lot of the structure used in the...

Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands

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