Oldest Universities in the Netherlands


What are the oldest Universities in the Netherlands? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 55 Dutch Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Dutch higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Dutch Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in the Netherlands

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6 Universiteit Leiden Leiden ...
4 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Groningen
16 Hogeschool van Amsterdam Amsterdam
3 Universiteit van Amsterdam Amsterdam
1 Universiteit Utrecht Utrecht
31 Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag Den Haag
2 Technische Universiteit Delft Delft
9 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Amsterdam
11 Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam Rotterdam
7 Wageningen Universiteit Wageningen
10 Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen Nijmegen
45 Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam
13 Universiteit van Tilburg Tilburg
47 Hotelschool The Hague Den Haag ...
43 Codarts Rotterdam Rotterdam
48 Driestar Hogeschool Gouda
33 Nyenrode Business Universiteit Breukelen
35 Design Academy Eindhoven Eindhoven
42 HAS Hogeschool Den Bosch
8 Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Eindhoven
19 IHE Delft Institute for Water Education Delft
5 Universiteit Twente Enschede
55 Marnix Academie Utrecht
12 Universiteit Maastricht Maastricht
36 Hogeschool Leiden Leiden
46 TIAS School for Business and Society Eindhoven ...
20 Hanzehogeschool Groningen Groningen
27 Hogeschool Windesheim Zwolle
26 Breda University of Applied Sciences Breda
37 NHL Hogeschool Leeuwarden
38 HZ University of Applied Sciences Vlissingen
25 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht Utrecht
30 De Haagse Hogeschool Den Haag ...
50 Hogeschool Viaa Zwolle
39 Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences Apeldoorn ...
32 Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam
22 Hogeschool Rotterdam Rotterdam
18 Saxion Hogescholen Enschede ...
44 Universiteit voor Humanistiek Utrecht
17 Hogeschool Utrecht Utrecht ...
41 Christelijke Hogeschool Ede Ede
14 Fontys Hogescholen Venlo ...
15 Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen Arnhem ...
51 Islamitische Universiteit Rotterdam Rotterdam
24 AVANS Hogeschool Breda ...
29 Hogeschool Zuyd Heerlen
28 ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten Arnhem
23 Hogeschool INHolland Haarlem ...
34 Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences Velp ...
21 NHL Stenden Hogeschool Leeuwarden
54 Katholieke PABO Zwolle Zwolle
40 Aeres Hogeschool Dronten ...
49 Iselinge Hogeschool Doetinchem
53 Hogeschool iPABO Amsterdam
52 Hogeschool de Kempel Helmond
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