Schools in Enschede

Enschede has many excellent schools, some of which offer the possibility to follow international or bilingual education on every level, from primary to university.


De Prinseschool

‘De Prinseschool’ (the Little Prince) is a Dutch public primary school with approximately 500 pupils. It provides education for Dutch pupils, which is focused on high quality learning and an Early English Programme. Within the Prinseschool, there is a group of Dutch children (approx. 40 pupils) who are provided with extra English lessons as part of a special program for gifted children, ‘The Challenge Group’.  For more information visit their website.


Het Stedelijk Lyceum Zuid

‘Het Stedelijk Lyceum Zuid’ offers international secondary education. The secondary department of the International School Twente opened its doors at the campus of Het Stedelijk Lyceum (HSL) Zuid in September 2011. The school is licensed by the Dutch Ministry of Education. The opening of the secondary school guarantees complete education for international pupils. HSL Zuid offers Dutch education at all levels and has a bilingual department. For more information visit their website.


ROC van Twente

ROC van Twente is a Regional Training Centre for Vocational Education and Adult Education. They  offer training, educational tracks and courses to everyone at all levels. These include everything from secondary vocational education and training (VET), secondary education and adult education to tailor-made courses. ROC also offers the possibility to place trainees in your company. For more information visit their website.


Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Saxion University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of higher vocational educations that result in a Bachelor or Engineer degree which can be extended to a Master degree. Saxion is divided over three separate campuses located in the cities of Enschede, Deventer and Apeldoorn. The largest is located in Enschede, housing over 75 different studies. Saxion is divided into individual schools each with its own discipline, although not all schools offer international programmes.


For more information visit their international website. Saxion University of Applied Sciences is partner of ‘Kennispark Twente’.



ArtEZ is represented in Enschede with two different schools; the ArtEZ Academy of Art & Design and the ArtEZ School of Music. The ArtEZ Academy of Art & Design is located in the vibrant, contemporary district of Roombeek, while the ArtEZ School of Music is conveniently housed in the National Music Quarter in the lively city centre. Both schools have a choice of bachelor programmes:


ArtEZ Academy of Arts & Design

  • Fine Art
  • Crossmedia Design

ArtEZ School of Music

  • Jazz & Pop
  • Pop Music (ArtEZ Academy of Popmusic)
  • Mediamusic
  • Music in Education
  • Music Therapy

For more information visit their international website.


University of Twente

The University of Twente is located on its own campus just outside Enschede. The campus is home to more than 9,000 students and 3,300 employees, all working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education. There are six faculties at the University of Twente:

  • School of Management and Governance
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Engineering Technology
  • Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Geo-information Sciences and Earth Observation (

For more information visit their international website. The University of Twente is partner of ‘Kennispark Twente’.