The European Project Semester is offered at Avans University of Applied Sciences at s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. Avans University is rated among the top applied universities of the Netherlands. Avans also offers an European Design Project Semester. The EPS program aims for students from the Engineering domain and in general for students, who are interested in working on various problem-based projects in an industrial environment. The EDPS program aims for students from Industrial Design Educations and for students from Engineering and other domains, who are interested in working on projects relating to product design, user friendly interfaces, multi-media, etcetera.
The Netherlands is an industrialised country, where science, research and development plays an important role. Education is at a high level. It also is a nation that depends strongly on trade and good relations with other countries; so it is in its best interest to know and understand other cultures. Dutch people are open, straight forward and most of them speak English.
While attending EPS or EDPS at Avans, you will live in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (abbreviated to Den Bosch), which means “Forest of the Duke”. Den Bosch is a renowned, historic and welcoming city at a distance of approx. 90 km from Amsterdam. Students flying in through Amsterdam’s Schipol airport take the train from Schipol to central Amsterdam where they transfer to a train to Den Bosch. Trains run often and regularly to Den Bosch and throughout the Netherlands.
The EPS and EDPS programs at Avans University differs from other EPS providers in this respect, that students are working on a real-life project in a company externally. At the same time and mainly during the first 6 weeks of the program preparatory and supporting courses/workshops are attended at the university itself.
The application procedure for the EPS or EDPS program is located on the left of our International web page. Follow the link on this page and fill in the online application. You’ll also have to send some specific documents by mail.