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[Netherlands] NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Department of Communication & Multimedia Design         

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
[Dutch] NHL Stenden Hogeschool

Exchange Agreement signed in 2012
Partner Affiliation: Department of Communication & Multimedia Design 

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences is a higher education institution located in the city of Leeuwarden in the north of the Netherlands. In 2018, the NHL University of Applied Sciences and Stenden University merged to become the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences. The educational style is project-based learning in teams, conducted in a way similar to real practice situation, in collaboration with companies, etc. In 2010, the university also conducted an international collaboration project with the School of Medicine and the School of Design at Kyushu University. Though previous exchanges with the School of Design have focused on interaction design, game design, animation and art, it is also possible to study abroad in the fields of advertising, graphic design and music. 

Name of University and DepartmentNHL University of Applied Sciences
Department of Communication &Multimedia Design
Department Available for Student ExchangeDepartment of Communication & Multimedia Design
Exchange ProgramsMultiple
Semester/Academic Calendar
Fall semester
Introduction week (compulsory): End of August – Beginning of September 2022
Beginning of September 2022 – End of January 2023
Exams: Mid of January – End of January 2023
Nomination DeadlineMay 1
Application Deadline
for Host University (Partner University)
Application deadlines will be announced separately by the partner universities via e-mail at a later date.
Application Deadline
at School of Design, Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University
March 15
Semester/Academic Calendar
Spring semester
End of January, 2023 – Beginning of July, 2023
Exams: End of June, 2023 – Beginning of July, 2023
Nomination DeadlineOctober 1
Application Deadline
for Host University (Partner University)
Application deadlines will be announced separately by the partner universities via e-mail at a later date.
Application Deadline
at School of Design, Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University
March 15
Application ProcedureApply via email to Professor Matsuguma.(kuma@design.kyushu-u.ac.jp)
Language Proficiency (English)A good level of English is required, comparable with a minimum of a level B2, described in the CEFR or IELTS band 6.0.
RemarksApplications are accepted only once a year.
Number of Exchange Students2
Department and Professors in Charge
(Professors with “(*)” is primary in charge)
<Department of Design Strategy>
– (*)Professor MATSUGUMA Hiroyuki
Professor HIRAI Yasuyuki

<Department of Media Design>
– Professor USHIAMA Taketoshi
E-mail of Professors– Prof. MATSUGUMA: kuma@design.kyushu-u.ac.jp
– Prof. USHIAMA: ushiama@design.kyushu-u.ac.jp
– Prof. HIRAI: hirai@design.kyushu-u.ac.jp

(Updated on March 1, 2023)