The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.
Also known as: HBO undergraduate degree programme; bachelor's degree programme; bachelor's degree programme of higher professional education; bachelor's degree programme with an applied emphasis; HBO bachelor's degree programme.
Education at a university of applied sciences geared primarily towards the practice of a profession. Students are oriented to the profession and confronted with practical situations that typify it. Internships are an integral and substantial part of every programme. Students acquire a professional attitude, skills for applying knowledge and research results in a wide variety of situations, skills for solving problems in complex situations, and communication skills. A complete programme consists of 240 credits.
Source: Report of the Commissie Accreditatie Hoger Onderwijs, 2003.