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Brainport for you

Whether you are studying, working or having a company here, Brainport Eindhoven offers limitless opportunities for growth. Your success depends on the way you overcome your challenges. Please contact Brainport if you need any support. We will help you gain more knowledge and new perspectives or we will just answer your questions.

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Why study at Brainport?

The decision of where to study is vital on many levels, from picking a good university or institution, a career you are passionate about, and an excellent curriculum, even the school’s culture and social life are essential. But most importantly, it’s about looking ahead and the many opportunities your studies can bring you. 

By studying at Brainport Eindhoven, you already contribute to a better future. The region offers high-level education and many ways to develop yourself in your journey of finding your dream internshipcareer and life.

Making the world a better place

The place to be for innovators

Brainport Eindhoven has a unique profile and attracts those with an innovative mind and a set of skills ready to tackle problems that others might seem impossible.

The region believes in forming pioneers in every life stage, and that's why offering high-quality education focused on key technologies and top markets set our students for a bright future ahead. We create thinkers, doers, and makers that achieve impressive results when they work together, and it's better to set those foundations from the beginning through education.

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Integrated Photonics

Demand for bandwidth is enormous. The amount of energy needed for these kinds of volumes is high. Existing semiconductor technology is unable to keep up with this, integrated photonics offers a solution.

Micro- and Nanoelectronics

Working on micro- and nanoelectronics in Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands, means developing innovative technologies that have genuine impact on society. Technologies that improve our lives in for instance the fields of health, mobility, energy and food.

Health

Brainport is known for its strong cluster in medtech for which Philips laid the basis. We excel at combining the expertise of clinicians, academici and engineers and developing from the perspective of and with end-users.

Advanced Manufacturing

Working on advanced manufacturing in Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands, means developing innovative technologies that have genuine impact on society. Technologies that improve our lives in for instance the fields of health, mobility, energy and food.

Digital Technologies

Working on digital technologies in Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands, means developing innovative technologies that have genuine impact on society. Technologies that improve our lives in for instance the fields of health, mobility, energy and food.

Smart & Green mobility

Working on smart & green mobility in Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands, means developing innovative technologies that have genuine impact on society. Technologies that improve our lives in for instance the fields of health, mobility, energy and food.

Artificial Intelligence

Working on Artificial Intelligence in Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands, means developing innovative technologies that have genuine impact on society. Technologies that improve our lives in for instance the fields of health, mobility, energy and food.

Foodtech

The food sector in Brainport is known for its high tech character and enormous innovation power. Focus in particular is on food processing and packaging technology.

Energy

A strong cluster of companies and knowledge institutes are active in smart and renewable energy in Brainport. Focus is on integral solutions in capturing and generating energy and its storage and conversion.

Most favorite country to study

Excellent high-quality education

Educational standards in the Netherlands and at Brainport Eindhoven are high. As measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Dutch school system is one of the best in the world. Moreover, Dutch universities and higher educational institutes offer the largest number of English-taught programmes in Europe, with more than 2,100 programmes being taught entirely in English.

In Brainport Eindhoven, our universities for higher education and applied sciences are first-rate worldwide and the place that many pick year after year consistently. A truly high-quality breeding ground for future pioneers. 

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Get practical experience

Internships

In almost all studies, an internship is an option or even a compulsory part of the programme. An internship helps you put the knowledge you have gained into practice and acquire new skills. Not only does it give you your first practical experience, it also provides added value when you start looking for a job.

Besides multinationals such as Philips, ASML, DAF and VDL, many thousands of small, medium-sized and large technology and IT companies are located here. This offers countless opportunities for internships and to orientate yourself on a future career.

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Brainport’s advantages for students

Life after graduation

Have you just graduated, obtained a PhD or performed scientific research from a Dutch university and wish to find a job or start your own company? The Orientation Year permit enables you to explore the endless possibilities to start your career in the Netherlands. Click below to see if this permit is the right fit for you.

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"I wanted to be more involved in changing the impact of climate change. The Netherlands met my demands both when it came to expertise as from a financial point of view."

Cristian Cireașă from Romania, bachelor in Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology at Avans Hogeschool Breda.

A home away from home

A diverse student community

As a region with many high-rated universities and educational institutes, Brainport Eindhoven attracts many brilliant young minds worldwide. And with a majority of curriculums being taught in English, the multicultural student community in the region has become stronger as the years pass by. The merger between Dutch and international cultures has created a unique mix of collaboration and discoveries, helping students navigate school life much easier.