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