Teaching methods

Educational Concept

Windesheim Honours College provides an intensive, small-scale, international learning community for talented and socially engaged students who want to make a difference to the world.

Are you talented and motivated?

We're looking for talented and motivated students who want to go the extra mile. It's important that we're right for each other, not only in terms of the programme content, but also in terms of our approach to learning.

The 'College concept'

Windesheim Honours College is still the only professional training college in the Netherlands. WHC is a residential college. That makes it easier to build a learning community. Our international learning community is characterized by close contact between lecturers and students, amongst students, and between the College and practising professionals outside. We challenge ourselves and our students to be critical thinkers, to work hard and to do that little bit extra. We believe that learning and development depend on a good balance between theory and practice and a focus on personal development and leadership. That's why we get you working on numerous real-world projects alongside practising professionals. It's also why we have strong career development and personal leadership programmes.

We respect the three pillars of honours education:

  • Academically challenging: with lecturers from various professional and cultural backgrounds and our strong focus on research, we provide an academically challenging learning environment.
  • Community: we believe in close contact between lecturers and students and in a meaningful connection with the outside world to make the world a better place.
  • Bounded freedom: we offer a personalized learning environment in which there is space for experimentation, risk-taking, personal initiatives and pursuit of your interests.

A continuous path towards excellence

Windesheim Honours College's approach to excellence is based on the strength of the education delivered by a university of applied sciences. The focus is on the profession – in our case, the profession of the global project and change manager with specialist expertise. The BBA degree programme we offer combines a strong focus on the development of practical and professional skills with the ability to apply those skills in a changing, complex and global professional setting.